i am very very confused whether i should buy a p990i. I want to make a decision in the next 3 days and i would obviously like to know a honest opinion from each of the p990i users on this blog here. I also wanted to know is it quite straight forward to update to the new firmware? And also whether after upgrading does it seem to be an awesome phone or the still the one with few bugs here and there. I would appreciate a reply which is honest and would help me in better decision making.
Thanks for informing me that 4GB is OK to use with P990. As I have said on my previous post here, the only problem that I have got is that formatting doen't work on my unit (I previously owned all P-series) and formatting of memory card is very straight forward. I used my laptop when I formatted my 2GB and then I transferred the data from the 64MB memory card that P990i comes with the unit and it works.
in my search for a new cell phone to replace my lost s-e w 800i, i'm looking for one with wifi conectivity, 2mp o superior camera, and the thing that will made the final decision, a phone that will able me to draw on it, a program with medium advanced tools, not a basic one as mspaint. Don't know too much about symbian it's something new for me, if someone can help please mail me. thanks
yes, 4GB is compatible with the P990i. Im using a 4GB memory stick pro duo with my P990i right now and it works great for my mp3 files.
check out the review by asia.cnet
Iam a P-series freak,i've used all the series.I got P990 7 weeks bak,it kept hanging.2 weeks after while i was downloading from S/Ericsson website,the screen started flashing & does not go off unless the battery is taken off.Pls what should i do?
HI STEVE,, thnaks for your e mail andanswering my mail i sent a mail to your id yes we do recive withheld problems on the phone when we get calls from asian countries ans=d even the answer is a second late from the other side i do want to knw how to ge trid of the hanging problem or we have to be settled for that with the p990i as ihave to remove and reput the battery for it to work afain its initial loading is very slow too after resetting the phone but i still love it
hey ,, RAVI ,, thanks for your asnwer yes it does say withheld when we get calls from asian countries and we can hear the person on the other side after a second (a bit delay)a few more of my friends also have the same problem but its only with numbers not in your contact list i still have a big hangup problemwiththe phone and hav to remove and reput the battery whch gets irritationg some times still i love my phone please let me know of any new software ,,,hey steve thanksfor your email awating to hear from you
Hi, everyone. Though I've pressed on the "Post comment" button, what I want to write is in fact a question. I have not seen a mention of it anywhere: does opening the flip answer incoming calls and closing it end the active call?
Also, if you're in the middle of something in the flip-open mode but close the flip for any reason, does the phone take you back to where you were before the flip closed (e.g. browsing the web, writing a message), or do you have to go through the menu [and possibly re-type your message, URL address etc.] again?
Many thanks in advance to anyone who replies.
Mannnnn..dis ph. is sumthin else !! D best !! god damn it...it has got everythinnnggggggggg !! every damn thing !!
lukss.....no1 comez closer 2 it ..in its lukss...mannn !! screen clearity...headphonez clearity....camera clearity...... justtttttt D BEST !! sony ericsson...gud work....!! v were expecting dis only frm u...after p910..!! n guyz..i wana tell u 1 thing ...derez no prob wid my handset i hav updated it 2 R7 ..version ! n it hardly gets restart once in 10 days....not a big deal...! grow up..after all its a cellphone ...nothin is perfect in dis world...!! bt...still its D best !!
I have kept the P800, 900, 910 and now the 990i. It is probably the most bug ridden "P" series phone ever. Even after a software update it keeps hanging and crashing. And it is SLOW-very slow. Contacts browsing with the flip open is a nightmare, and using the speakerphone is a pain. Bluetooth sync application (a weakness in all P phones) is uninspired. Saving a contact takes ages, and if the flip is opened while running a program, it becomes blank for a considerable time. A hung P990i generally means that the battery needs to be taken out to restart. I have not used it yet while exercising but hopefully it's flip keypad will have better sweat resistence (I changed the 910i's flip several times due to poor moisture resistance). The scroll wheel has much less functionality compared to the P910i.Rebooting the phone takes ages.
On the plus side, Graphics are very good. Screen sharpness and the meager 2MP camera results are good (for a 2MP camera). Battery life is excellent and the phone feel is very nice.
I have also used the Nokia N71, N80 and N91 and the P990i trumps both these phones anytime. However, compared to the advancement SE achieved with all new P series launches, the 990i is below SE technical advancement standards for a flagship model.
@Ravi.. i refered the instruction at SonyEricsson site.. for updating the firmware. here is the link http://www.sonyericsson.com/sp...id=21839#use
Apart from the instructions on the site.. futher details r provided on the update software GUI interface. Just follow each step slowly.
Anyways u r rght abt updating the firmware.. the fone works real smooth except for sum memory hic-ups. But i am sure that it will be taken care soon. I still feel the fone is really great. Nokia dare not mess with this... it does not stand even a bit close when coming to touchscreen fones. It has never been able to launch a successful model. I wished these guys had used a carl zeiss lens!! by the way go for it man. u will never regret.
@DoodleHead.. bro.. the webgate Advanced Device Locks u've mentioned is compatile with UI 2.0 and not UI 3.0.. which makes it p990i incompatible.
@egghead there r host of various java appl. thru which u can use yahoo.. msn etc on this fone. get them at www.getjar.com
@bryanamel.. yes this fone can be used as a webcam. i am using it..
@P-series lover.. sure mate.. no problem. i will keep updating abt the latest firmware released.. on this msg board.
Yes sum new firmware update is round the corner. and i've heard.. that it will shut every foul mouth for this fone.
The entire goodwill of this fone is at stake now.. france has yet to launch it. I am sure se guys r taking a serious not of firmware updates.
Hey guys.. pls help me find a good folder locking/hiding solution for this fone. I am shit confused with this midlet prompts.
I'm currently using a 2GB for my P990i. Is 4GB compatible with the unit?
Yes, most likely P1000i (or even P995?)will be the next P-series and I suspect this would be the first P-series Cyber Shot phone with either a 5MP camera with a XENON flash (for me a 4MP camera using a XENON flash is already OK with me)also with the following features in addition to what P990i has:
TV out / 16M colors / 1GB internal memory / 30fps video recording / screen to make it longer, maybe to remove the QWERTY keyboard and make it that space all screen / 1MB video call camera.
My first week with the p990 and only had 2 crashes,,firstly i had been using it for 5 mins and had to go to loo and came back and on screen it said,,fone has restarted to improve perfermance,,all good so far..The next crash came from me messing too much.Its far better than my n80 for batt,screen, and performance,plus im writing this on my p990 9 out of 10
Hello! I want to purchase this phone because I fell inlove with it! I mean a really decent camera and touchscreen... 208mhz processor but I guess that's not a problem since there is a video chipset for 3d and video. So I live in US, New York and want to buy it with a new tmobile contract for like $200... Anyone know if that's possible?
Thanks in advance!