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Does anyone have problems with the headset came along with the phone (the one with a connected line)?

I've lost my bluetooth headset so I tried to use that headset. I plugged it in, trying to make a phone call, listen to music... But it doesn't work. I just can't hear anything.

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  • 2008-06-16 20:39
  • PZHa
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benq is good but the battery is not good its stay over one day with out connected the charger. is very difficult to find the battery to replaced the old old. no stocks available in the philippines

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  • 2008-06-11 17:42
  • w0Qx
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this phone really really sucks... it's has great features but suddenly it stops receiveng calls and messages. Every once in a while i have to check if it's working. It does some very strange stuff. GPS does not work

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  • 2008-05-27 00:11
  • LqS1
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loool no post here for long time (since 2007) lol

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  • 2008-05-21 20:26
  • 011y
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it does have keypad backlight and does notcome with any GPS software at least mine.

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  • 2007-12-12 11:53
  • npA0
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its Feature-less !

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  • 2007-11-30 18:20
  • nEw%
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does the phone keypad actually have a backlight?and if so how the heck do you turn it on.......

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  • 2007-11-09 17:32
  • PWCh
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Could anyone tell me wether there is a preinstalled navigation software on the P51? Thanks!

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  • 2007-11-08 18:01
  • S9BK
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why would anyone leave the other PDAs to buy this crap

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  • 2007-10-14 00:01
  • n2Ju
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You want GPS, Wifi, QWERTY keyboard,big screen and bluetooth all in one phone? This is it!

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  • 2007-10-09 18:08
  • F4ps
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i cannot receive internet sms alert thru my P51. Does anyone's having the same problem or known how to do some setting?

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  • 2007-10-07 21:02
  • F4pr
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I just bought BenQ P52 in Thailand with about 300US$. The problems is hardkey input system. I must push the shiftkey or functionkey with other keys at the same time. It means I must use 2 fingers or 2 hands. BenQ P51 is not for single hand single finger use, is for 2 finger use.
I dissapointed very much.
I want to know I can change the input system or not with registry change or other methods.
Please somebodies rescue me.
If BenQ's input system is such like, it is better not to buy it. It is better to buy PDAs with long wided keyboard.

Shogo in Bangkok

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  • 2007-09-05 06:12
  • PW9x
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just bought the phone in sg. personally this is a great pocket pc phone. it has all the features and as many of you had stated the cons, all i can say is that we cant have best of both world. thanks

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  • 2007-08-26 17:33
  • TIEf
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I purchased the P51 in Toronto off of Ebay for $660CAD

I can't think of another phone that I'd rather have consdering my requirements are: 320x230 screen, WM5.0 or higher, keyboard always accessable, sd slot, gps, wifi.

-Always accessable keyboard, unlike that of the HTC's
-GPS and 802.11g wifi built in. Most PDA phones only have one of the two.
-you can use SD cards. Most phones use micro on mini-sd.
-320x240 screen. All other candybar style WM5 phones with accessible keyboard have a square screen which limits pocket pc application capability.
-WM5.0 built in
-Rare, no one has it so people will always ask you about your phone

-camera is not great. I just upgraded from a P50 to P51, the camera is the same in both.
-battery life is so-so, however a big improvement over the P50
-there will probably never be a WM6.0 rom

With all of these factors considered, if your requirements are similar to mine. This is the ONLY phone for you.

Happy shopping, and good luck finding this phone. I even had my friends in Shanghai and Bangkok looking for me and they couldn't find it.

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  • 2007-08-20 21:23
  • NCvV
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This phone seems to have much potential despite other's opinions. Does anyone have this phone in the US?

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  • 2007-08-14 02:16
  • 4B}F
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Hello guys...
Now i'm using BenQ P50 as my primary device.
P50 overall is a very good device.
Pros :
1.Very Sturdy Casing & Excellent Build Quality
2.Very Useful QWERTY (much better than OnScreen Keyboard, and it illuminate too)
3.Good Performance Processor (Intel PXA 27x @416MHz, u can OC to 520MHz easily and it can play Hi-res HQ DivX very smooth)
4.Full Size SD/MMC slot
5.Flash can be used as a lamp.
6.Universal Remocon (the IrDa port on the top of device, very useful program)
7.Very Cheap (I bought used P50 about US$200)

Cons :
1.Very Poor Camera (The indoor image is very dark, the flash is totally useless)
2.Very Very Short Battery Life (Approx 6 hours on normal usage or 1 day on standby)
3.U can't turn on The phone and WiFi if battery below 50% (if u can, it will goto Flight Mode after 30secs)
4.Joystick is robush. (mine cant move up and left)
5.Problem with Screen Alignment (You should align the screen most the time)
6.The Bluetooth speed is very slow (takes bout 10 mins to transfer 4MB file)
7.Buttons can be soil easily (except for the QWERTY keyboard)

I have update my BenQ P50 to the lastest firmware avaiable in the internet. It really improve the system. It was much worse with the old firmware.

The new firmware is 1.12 EN.

If you want to buy a PPC, i suggest you to buy another brand (HTC is good).

I plan to replace my P50, 1 of PPC below will be my choice :
1.Dopod P800w / HTC P3300 / XDA Orbit
2.Dopod D810 / HTC P3600
3.Eten X500+
4.Eten X800

well, see you guys......

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  • 2007-08-02 08:44
  • ibiN
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Does anybody know the current price of this phone and also some people say that it is out of production, is it true?I would really appreciate a reply.Thanks in advance.

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  • 2007-07-21 03:58
  • PUbr
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What is the gps chipset?And also in the benq site it says 64 mb ram but in the internet all the sites says 128mb ram?

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  • 2007-05-28 12:29
  • iCN1
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Please make this time a real phone!

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  • 2007-04-27 17:56
  • nBc0
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Does any one have copy or update of the Win Mobile 5.0 OS for P51 - I need it badly, plz.

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  • 2007-04-24 22:03
  • nphx
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