Prashant Sehgal, 20 Jul 2008bwaman, it is really a matter of personal choice. I've already mentioned some of the similarit... morehi i'm planning to buy a P527, but within a couple of months Apple iphone is going to be official. which is a best buy iphone or 527. will the prices will dropped after the launch of iphone? apart from iphone, which phone among 527, 320 and HTC 3300 is better for a casual user
Prashant Sehgal, 20 Jul 2008bwaman, it is really a matter of personal choice. I've already mentioned some of the similarit... morethanx prashant for such info. i finally setteled for p320 as i am residing in mofusil area so i can hardly use gps but where can i get navigator software with maps in future if i need one? i started from nokia 1100 to orange spv c550 (wm2003) to htc s310 (wm5) now p320 (wm6.1). thanx again and if need ur help i will contact you.
Hi Prasant as you have already mentioned almost all key points I would like to mention that if you are not listening to FM then you are really missing something from this phone. I also own N82 and a few other phones of Sony and Nokia but none of them have the same sound quality in FM like this one.
bwaman, 20 Jul 2008for gps is there any fees charged for using it or it is free to useThe GPS service by itself is free for you to use. Depending on where you're located, this phone may come packaged with a free Navigation software. In the US you get the Asus GO software, while in India you get the SatGuide navigation package with a free 1GB MicroSD card. There are also a few freeware options available like Google Maps, Nav4All, and Live Search Mobile, although these require you to have a GPRS connection to download maps on the fly.
bwaman, 20 Jul 2008which is better p320 or p527? is it worth paying 5k for later? the former is w/o kaypad, fm, g... morebwaman, it is really a matter of personal choice. I've already mentioned some of the similarities and differences between both the models before. The P320 is smaller and lighter than the P527 and also cheaper by 3-4K (INR). It also comes with updated WM6.1 and other softwares, although these should also become officially available for the P527 (and other ASUS models) soon. The P527 has built-in FM Radio, but I hardly ever use it.
Even then, I prefer the P527 for a couple of reasons (which are imprtant for me personally):
1. The Keys: Before this, I have always used phones with non-touch screens and physical numerical keys (the last 2 were the Motorola Razr and the Nokia 9500 Communicator). I tried out the HTC Touch before going in for ASUS, and even though I really liked the WinMo experience, I was missing the tactical feedback in the softkeys. So, the physical keys on the P527 are a great transitional tool for me, and I may even opt for a P320 like model for my next phone.
2. The GPS Software: I really like the SatGuide Navigation software that comes packaged with the P527, which separately sells for around 4-5K. Even though there are many other great GPS software solutions available "illegally", I don't like to obtain them that way, since I myself work for a software firm, and believe it is ethically wrong to do so.
I hope that helps - do let me know if you have any other specific question about the phones.
which is better p320 or p527? is it worth paying 5k for later? the former is w/o kaypad, fm, gps maps and later w/o wm6.1. do both have pocket office editable? am confused which to buy. is discount for icici bank still available?
Anonymous, 19 Jul 2008im plannin to buy this fon, jus tell me if the menu page open similar to any nokia...Not even close! This is a Windows Mobile phone, while almost all Nokia phones are based on the Symbian operating system. But, it doesn't take too much work to get used to this phone (especially if you are a Windows OS user). I was using a Nokia 9500 Communicator before this phone, and it only took me a few hours to get comfortable on this phone.
im plannin to buy this fon, jus tell me if the menu page open similar to any nokia...
As I have already mentioned earlier when you accept files via Bluetooth it goes into the mobile device, not storage card, in my documents section.
Vicky, 17 Jul 2008hi i have buyed this cell plz any one can tell me , one thing , when i recived any songs or vi... moreVicky, I believe the files go into the "My Documents" folder by default. You don't need to activate the GPS system - just update the Satellite data using the GPS Catcher application, and you should be good to go!
hi i have buyed this cell plz any one can tell me , one thing , when i recived any songs or video from bluethooth were it goes and get save , i can't find them . in my cell . do any one know's were it goes and get save and one more thing how to get activated on GPS system , plz do let me know
Hi Prashant, it was a great help to me. I could get the original packed S/W of Satguide from the dealer.Following your suggestion i went to the dealer and asked for license number..guy imediately gave me the pack of satguide in a sealed pack...again thank you very much for ur reply.
Select the file and select Beam option there you will find via MMS or Via Infrared or Via Bluetooth. Select Bluetooth. Remember when you accept files via Bluetooth things will get copied in your phone internal memory in My Documents section.
hi,can anyone tell me how to transfer files, songs, photos throug blutooth to other mobile.because i could not find send option through bletoot
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Come On August The battery back up is too good man. I have used loads of handsets and I would say this one has one of the best battery. Yeah that's true it takes nearly 3 - 3.5 hrs for completely getting charged but I have been using this phone for more than 5 months and it has one of the best battery available in the market.
xyz, 10 Jul 2008I purchased this phone in bangalore and tried using GPS - Satguide which was not pre-installed... moreIf the dealer "copied" the software to your card, then it was probably a cracked version. Ideally, you should have received a sealed blue envelope with the SatGuide license number on a letter and a free 1GB MicroSD card containing the SatGuide installer.
I ran into the same issue, and then contacted the ASUS Sales team. They told me that some dealers try to cheat people by keeping the SatGuide MicroSD cards, and then selling them later as newly formatted cards. They may also try to scam you by making you buy a "new" card where they would "copy" the software!
If this is what happened to you too, go back to your dealer and demand to get the legal software on the free card that you should've received in the first place! I did the same, and SatGuide works fine for me now.
I purchased this phone in bangalore and tried using GPS - Satguide which was not pre-installed in my phone at the time of purchase. The dealer copied the S/W to microSD card. Satguide hangs frequently. Even to start the destinator it takes time.If anyone can suggest me on how to resolve the hanging problem. It does't gives proper voice navigation. I tried Nav4All on this phone .It really very good and is a light software. Nav4All can be downloaded free
I have used this mobile for 2 months. I have the most horrible experience using this mobile. It has plenty of problems. The major one is the battery. It hardly lasts a day and need 4 hrs for complete rechjarging. It hangs at least twice or thrice a day.
I have already disposed it off in half of its price since it has no resale value either!
So avoid this phone.