Z540 is not out yet.. but the 804SS is out which is the vodafone japan version of this phone. Please check vodafone.. and someone got it unlocked already so it's usable outside of japan.. still new news tho
gsmarena.com says they're available but I haven't seen any one selling it, including e.ba.y. I'm in the states and need to update my very ancient and hunky phone. Anyone?
I cant get mine to play mp3s - it says unkown file format. plays mp4s tho, but cannot set them as ringtones. Anyone know any way around this??
this phone is gorgeous, and i really am proud of it so go get one, it s worth it
I just got one on Voda and you can play any MP3 now as a ring tone, and let me tell you they sound great through the high powered dual speakers as ring tones :-)
Can anybody who has used the Z540 tell me what the battery life is ??,working in a ramote area ac power is sometimes a problem.Like the phone,thinking of getting one.
I believe Voda used to require DRM MP3, ie. ones they sold.
So it would be worth testing if normal (non-DRM) mp3 work.
anyone know if i can turn threeG off on this phone. as want to conserve battery life when not in use.
To be fair to Voda (for once!) - they've apparently finished the business of stopping you using your own ringtones. There was the option of using mp3 as ringtones but didn't try it (its even in the voda customised manual).
That's what you get when you go Vodafone!
You should find that mp3 ringtones do not work either, Vodadone normally ensures you have to buy ringtones from them.
What a dissapointment!!
Got mine last week - going back this week!
It's very customised for Vodafone (UK).
Right soft key in standby can not be changed from Vodafone Live.
The battery (granted only after first long charge) did not last from West Wales to Hampshire (200 miles) with about 10min worth of WAP surfing and 10min calls.
No ability to read .doc .xls .pdf etc.
The sync with Outlook put all the contacts numbers classified as Other, and the calendar was totally wrong. Having specified to only sync the last 30 days and the next 90, it would state that it was full having synced half of 2003 and put all the notes as tasks under the day it was synced!.
It also deleted some items from my PC Outlook which I am really unimpressed with!
Keypad looked nice to start with, but got really greasy after a few key presses.
Screen res looked good.
The phone would also not sync via the USB cable unless Bluetooth was turned off.
The games were all demos with links to purchase from Vodafone Live.
A very dissapointing phone, now eating humble pie and going back to Nokia!!
It is a a Razr rip-off no doubt about it and as for Moto engineers being outdated well generally they don't get much right but patents and 1sts and smallests they can do. Samsung engineers also had an extra quarter to develop a thinner handset. We'll see how it performs.