Does anybody knows when the fixed E90s are going to be back on the market? I gave it back mine 1,5 month ago and still nothing from Vodacom SA. It looks to me that Nokia has big problems with this phone...
Replying to Omar's rather garrulous list of E90 shortcomings: scheduled SMS, fax and voice recorder have third party software solutions. " Only basic computer " is a nebulous statement that is obviously subjective. " Browser cannot open a link in a new window " is a falsehood. " Phone does not show the number of the caller " is another falsehood. " Stiff keyboard " well most of the professional reviewers are happy with the keyboard. So your statements are economical with the truth and in many places plain wrong!! For you to mention so many faults without giving even one good point is incredible. You obviously have a biased opinion that cannot be trusted!
people still loving this fone inspite of lot of problems..jesus christ wake up guys..my nokia 9500 was far more better than e90 at that time..i rarely faced any problems..
its has got near about 40 to 50 problems..nokia must read these posts and improve its hardware or software ,whateva it may be
Got the E90 :( but its not up to the mark
No office 2007
Have to download Maps off diff states for GPS (sucks But good for World Traveller)
still waiting for yahoo to get 2.0
cant copy or click on link in Email(guess need to write it on paper & then type on broweser :(
for (shadow moon) to your records nokia made the touch screen along time ago now with the nokia 6708 go and see it , e90 is not for you i winder what phone you have now and still talking a bout nokia luxury phones.
This is towards a previous post. Nokia has a lot of comcept phones that include the touch screen option. I would look out for that around early 2008.
Software and Hardware Shortcomings of E90
1. Missing fax
2. Missing keyboard shortcuts (most of them)
3. No scheduled SMS
4. Only basic computer
5. Browser cannot "Open a link in a new window"
6. Browser has no "Save picture as" function. Images can be saved only working through several menus.
7. Messaging cannot open several messages in the same time
8. E-mail does not display "To:", "Date:" and sender E-mail address (they can be found only in Message details)
9. SMS does not show "Date:" and "Time" (they can be found only in Message details)
10. Phone does not show the number of the caller, nor the number of the person I'm calling (only the name)
11. No advanced search function for Contacts (search is available only for names, but not for company name, function, address, phone number, etc)
12. No options on "Back-up to memory card" function (cannot choose what to back-up)
13. Calendar does not show the "Number of years" for anniversaries
14. Strange multitasking (opening a document from File Manager will block File Manager until the document is closed, Messaging is unable to open more than one message at a time)
15. Mail / calendar software does not support .ics attachments
16. Problems with roaming in Russia
17. Tab key adds 5 spaces instead of moving the cursor to the next field
18. No buffer for the keys pressed in advance
19. Voice recorder can only record 60 seconds (instead of 60 minutes on 9300i)
20. Internet browser does not allow selecting text in the web page (and further copy it to be used somewhere else) If you want to use a contact phone number form a web page, you have to write it down.
21. The auto-caps might be good for typing on the numeric keypad, but completely inadequate for the QWERTY keyboard. There is not way to turn it off.
22. Pressing a letter on 9300i would move the cursor to the first mailbox / folder / file etc. beginning with that letter (in Messaging or File Manager) This feature is not available on E90. The only choice left is to use the arrows until the desired mailbox / folder / file is reached. This could be a sub-chapter on the "missing shortcuts" issue.
23. "Notes" are not synchronized with Outlook.
24. No "undo" function (Ctrl+Z) - maybe part of the "missing shortcuts" chapter, even though the whole system of tracking changes seems to be missing.
25. When a call is initiated (and this might take several seconds, especially when the network is not answering), the phone is unable to perform any other tasks. It is "locked" and not responding to any button. Once the other phone begins to ring, the phone "unlocks".
26. When the phone is locked (with security code), it does not show if there are any missing calls (icons). You have to unlock the phone from time to time to see if you have missed any calls.
27. When a call is made and the caller rejects the call (number busy) you get a call disconnected message, hear the busy tone and the phone gets stuck in this mode for between 30~45 seconds. Can't do anything while this is happening.
28. When an application (Messaging, Web) is asking for the access point for connecting to Internet, the phone is unable to perform any other task. You either select an access point from the list or hit Cancel, otherwise you are stuck there.
29. Pictures received as E-mail attachments can only be saved to Gallery (either phone or memory cad), but not to a desired folder. If you want to put the pictures in some other folder, you have to use File Manager afterwards and move them from Gallery to the desired folder.
30. Messaging cannot display HTML messages, only the text in them. If you want to see an E-mail the way the sender wanted you to, you have to open the Attachment.html in web browser.
31. When you make a VoIP call, and then disconnect, the phone or the software does not realize the call is terminated and you remain connected to the VoIP server
32. No cut and paste of txt in SMS function unless its in forwarding mode.
33. phone practically freezes (wont do anything) when its in the process of sending or receiving a SMS. i.e. cant go to contacts while phone is sending SMS to many front UI also sluggish when phone os precessing something. even if its in the same function. i.e. composing new SMS while phone is sending to many.
34. Problems with SMS. Not easy to get details DATE/TIME, ...
35. When receiving SMS with date or any number in it, it highlight these string, text becoming simply unreadable.
36. Font Size Management.
37). Improve the speaker phone quality when the cover is open.
38). Support for Animated Themes like in Sony Ericsson phones.
39). Activate Camera via camera button
40). Able to selective turn on / off vibration for different alerts (eg on for voice call but off for emails)
41). Option of no camera sound (at least for Asia Pacific countries)
42). Charging via USB (or is this a hardware limitation)
43). Auto pull details from contact when name is keyed at the TO field of a new message (instead of having to click option > contact > ... )
44). Option of auto unlock keypad when plugged into USB. Since we will be choosing PC Sync or Data Transfer.
45). Journal hsitory limited to 30 days max
46). "Alarm" daily and "remind" use the same melody ! Not possible to assign one specific for "Alarm" and another for "reminders"
47). Not easy to unlock the phone with oe hand. Keys to unlock are not easy to find and time between pres is too short
48). Not easy to open the E90. There is no grip to make opening more easy.
49). Remind and/or alarm repeat every 5 minutes during 30 min max. This is NOT parametrable.
50). Looking for music, or photos takes a looong time before displaying the file list.
1. Stiff keyboard.
2. Keyboard is touching the screen, scratching and getting it dirty.
3. Extremely slow GPS.
4. Camera button hard to operate.
5. Pictures taken have a blue tint, especially in low light.
6. Fax modem
E90 does NOT have Fax service.
Further, it does not have scheduled SMS facility.
For all of you wanting to playback Youtube videos on the nokia E90, sorry to inform you that its not possible. Nokia's built in web browser doesn't support Flash nor Java script contents.
This phone doens't come with a fax supported but u can download a software call Thinprint and I haven't tried it out yet.
There is two version of Quickoffice the only one that support edit function in Nokia phone are e90, the rest are just for viewing only (your N95). But of course you can upgrade using the existing copy without paying the full price.
Are we getting more of this phone as it is onin big demand,due to the features of the phone.
it is really great and stylistic, it's fascinating, i want to have one!
I have a Q. Anyone knows which baseband Nokia is using for E90? Qualcomm MSM series? need your help
Good question. The new phones are out but I don’t know how you can tell them apart.
If somebody knew the old batch numbers you could compare them to the new batch numbers.
It would have to be someone at Nokia who would be in a position to know that one.
Unless there is a physical way of finding out.
If anybody knows could you post here.
I am wondering if the new batch of the e90's are available now, if so how can you tell it is the new fixed batch