Comment on Antivirus software - I know about Norton Antivirus for Mobile phones is available for the Symbian 80 operating system (this means it covers the Nokia 9300 and 9500 series phones). It is probably worth getting antivirus software for these kind of phones as it is used in business and almost as a tiny laptop.
Have had a noki 9100i, 9210 and 9500 by the 9300i is the best really good phone lots of applications including the only phone that has a ms project like package available on it and now with BB email.
you can't install Windows Mobile on NOKIA 9300i
I tried iMate but didn't like it thats why I gave to my younger brother to play with it, but I think N9300i is far better then iMate in terms of batery, useability etc.
I have got the Nokia 9300i and have found that the address book searches all occurances of the part of a name or surname however, I wish there is a setting to search only from the start of the line.
I am using a bluetooth ear piece which works fine, but the shortcut on the phone (chr +left scroll) to start/stop the bluetooth, stopped working. I got a "bluetooth error" message. I searched Nokia's knowledge base, and can't even raise a support query in South Africa. This is dissapointing. I hope somebody might be able to help. Thank you.
dragosh right! my communicator s working good bznzwize.. and a digi camera with excellent pixels btter than fonecam, a helpful company, vacationwize.
Buy the Imate. The 9300 / 9500 Communicator series are dated and no where near the benchmark.
Windows mobile 5 is coming out with a push version of e-mail (like blackberry)... this will be available with the Treo 700w soon.
Ya Tomas - yes with the 9500/9300/9210, the pphone has a shared memory. So the more aplications you have the less is actually available for the contacts etc. Nokia does not say, but only 1000 full contacts are suggested as the limit, but I have 2,600. 1,400 absolutely destroyed (fractured) the 40mg memory of my old 9210i, & despite rebuilding the software the phone headed to the rubbish bin. The same happened with my 9500 after 1600 contacts and that phone is also full of problems. All software and contacts are loaded into internal memory at time of use, so cards are useless as storage devices. But does anyone know if there is an upgrade for the 9500. I like the form better than the E61
It the worst phone I have ever had!
- Really bad quality of platic covers (both sides) like in the cheapest "chinese toys"...
- not good implemented applications!!!
a) I cannot write e-mails/docs/SMS when my phone is receaving SMS... The jumping window is shown and it's so disturbing and irritating... solutions are:
* to pray not to receive any SMS when you are writing.
* going offline - this was officially suggested by NOKIA customer support... :-(
b) E-mails - to much to criticise!
For instance 80MB is designed to store your e-mails even if you have 1GB MMC card - nobody in NOKIA has thought about that before...
BTW: this 80MB is not only for your e-mails/SMSes but System, temporary files, NOKIA applications (except games) and virtual memory!!!
c) I cannot see my PowerPoint presentations well - why? I had asked about that and NOKIA informed me that less functionality is offered but they could not tell what functionality was supported, becouse they did not about that... who knows? the official suggiestion is just to try... :-(
I wish you kept away from NOKIA 9300/9500 - the worst mobile phones I have ever had!
Could anybody comment on antivirus software availability for this phone. Since it's been upgraded to WiFi I consider it an important issue. How real is the threat of viruses on Symbian phones?
Guys Cebit is on...
No news on the new Nokia communicator... looks like 9300 / 9500 is here to stay for a while
This is a phone made predominantly for the business market. There is no need for 3G here because Nokia understand that the business market has yet to adopt 3G. This is a very good phone and judging from the fact that almost 75% of independant phone traders (ie. impartial to brands and probably know more about handsets than most) at Cebit use it I'm sure we can assume that it is an excellent work tool.
P.S. the other 25% had 8800s
Hey.., can SKYPE be installed in this phone?
If yes,then we can make the cheapest calls throught the world.
-A Mobile phone only with WI-FI?
No 3G, No Camera. It seems rediculous... Might be its very custom made, for the buisness class.
- No 3g.... Has WiFi overtaken 3g?. Well this phones says, Yes!!!. If these type of phones become a big success, then all investments research on 3g might just serve nothing.
Well a closer look reveals more info.
- Wifi has more bandwith, more end customer focused.
- 3g on the other hand has minimal bandwith, but good for mobile browsing.
3g beats wifi only in mobile browsing, i.e when the user is travelling at great speed.
But if Wimax(wider wifi - next generation Wifi) comes to place then 3g has to pack its bag.
Also, all end customers will welcome wifi which most of us are well accustomed with, reather than 3g.
Anyways, 3g might prove to be a failure.
Well, well... who knows!!! , the Telecom industry with their intelligent buisness brains will work out some strategy to reap profit out of 3g.
at last a usable phone without the camera.
not to forget the very usable email system
I would like your views on which is the winner when it comes to:
My requirements are mainly Calendar (synch with outlook), Contacts (synch with outlook), Outlook Notes, WiFi, voice dialling thru bluetooth headset, last and least - compactness (within reason).
Would apprecite your views or even recommendations on other phones to consider.