I have a W950i, and I wanted to use it both as a MP3/music player and GPS navigation tool while driving. My choice of GPS navigation tool is TomTom Mobile for UIQ3.0. However, the built in Walkman music player on W950i has problem with TomTom, that while the music is playing in the backgroun, the player would pause whenever TomTom make a noise (e.g. a spoken driving instruction, etc.) And to resume that, I have to press the "Walkman" special key on the phone and switch tot eh Walkman application and manually press resume (even the application is set to resume automatically, I think it only resume when the application that got the focus of the sound playback exit). I tested with various demo of other sound playback software and none of them behave as I wanted them to be.
1) LCG Jukebox will continue playing with some shutter when TomTom tries to give a voice instruction, but TomTom cannot successfully get the focus of the sound resource and its voice instruction cannot be heard. Either of the following would be acceptable for me:
a) LCG Jukebox continues to play the music while TomTom is speaking (is there a hardware limitiation on W950i and/or UIQ3.0 that only one applciation can get the focus of the sound resource? On my Motorola A1000, TomTom and other Music players can happily co-exist and run and playback concurrently, that's why I was in quite a shock when I upgraded to W950i and found out it wasn't the case with the new phone/softwares!)
b) LCG Jukebox pause the music while TomTom is speaking, and automatically resume after the instruction has been spoken (ALON music recorder/player can detect the instruction has been spoken, but it would restart by playing the next song rather than resume the current song, and its processor utilization is just too much for it to run concurrently with TomTom, unlike LCG Juke box <- does LCG Juke box utilize any special hardware on the phone to achieve this level of low CPU utilization????
2) The volume button on the headset remote control works. The forward and backward button (on the remote) and the play/pause button (on the side of the phone) also works when LCG jukebox is in focus. Would it be possible to make it also works when it is running in the background.? Also, the play/pause button (on the remote) does not work. May be also you can make the forward/play/pause/backward buttons at the front of the phone also light up when the application is in focus, just like the built-in music player?
3) If there is unicode ID3 tag support already, does LCG jukebox also not support the display of unicode characters in other language (e.g. Chinese characters)?
I really hope the 1) point could be rectified in the next release, so that I can finally use my phone the way I originally wanted it to be