All right. Since I have this phone I can share some information with the others about it. Forget sheep-type screaming like "Oh, what a great phone". Be reasonable.
Firstly, the size of the phone is good. Good for a phone with enhanced features but for a PDA. Because whatever screen gives you pixels it is SMALL for a PDA. SMALL. The excellent quality? Not so excellent with 65K and you can use the largest letter mode only. Why the hell you need microscopic or about it letter modes. To connect to big screen? But it does not a plug so it is pointless at all. And one who worked with it for 30 minutes have lost his sight tremendously. Just get the thickest glasses if you use this device. This device will damage your sight unless you set the letter mode as the largest. So the screen is very small for a PDA. And big for the just phone. In whole the size is great as I said for a featured phone. PHONE not PDA!
Secondly, weak 3G receiving. The way it does synchronization with Outlook better does not have at all. Working with programs is real headache. You cannot minimize. Or if it calls minimizing let it never be such. You cannot minimize for instance media player. Even when you tap quit button it still plays. So you need to start it then stop then quit again.
Thirdly camera just naturally sucks. After 5-6 second starting camera you cannot make a snapshot unless you set it onto tripod. The settings are not being saved so you spend minutes to try to set them. No auto focus let it be no camera. Zoom X2 is not working in all modes why then it is digital. You do not see the difference. You really do not need it.
Four. Did you try to record yourself? Yes? Then you probably bought already a voice recorder. The sound is awful in this device. And could you try to connect this recorded notes to anything in this device? Of course not as this note is standalone feature. It does not work with calendar. Then why I need it. To spend minutes to find it and play it back? I do not need it for that. Call recording? None. The simple phone has it why this beauty non. Ok! It is just a very beginning. And you already bored. So do I. I can write volumes of it. Who wants to? To the whole: This is sooo stupid to give a customer the feature which is pointless. And this device just has over your head such ones. It is no like it has all in one. I would prefer to buy this “all” separately. Then why do I need this toy as a phone when I can spend in at least 5 time less to get more powerful phone?
Have this phone. The screen is really amazing, never seen this quality before. Exelent features and performance, the only issue is its size and weight, a bit heavy and not so comfortable for pocket carriers persons. Ill need to buy a pouch or something like that. Camera quality is OK, a little washed but tolerable. The fingerprint reader can be used as Mouse Scroll on Internet and Apps in both directions (V and H) thats a really good not mentioned feature.
Another Con is that the device is unable to open youtube mobile videos as it is not compatible with RSTP protocol. I heard about some ways to do it touching the registry and installing some apps but thats not for me.
I heard ASX streams with out any trouble.
How many times are you guys going to compare with Nokia?Don't be so damn ridiculous.Symbian s60 is praised from many sources but use it and see what it's really like.I want a PPC to run full quality programs not some half thought out,made in 25minutes 100kb symbian app.If you think Nokia is so good trot off and buy an E90-Nokia claim it's the best unit for web browser!!sure thing.
Zaelo, you obviously have a problem with Canadians. I for one believe that Canadians are great (although I'm not Canadian) and have made important contributions towards mobile communications eg the ubiquitous Blackberry series. On the other hand you have made zero contributions apart from your ridiculous self-centred concept about mobile devices. All you talk about is what you personally need or like in a phone. Understand that I am talking about technological advances in all aspects of the multimedia palette. This is beyond the whims and caprices of an individual like you. That means on a high-end phone such as this, you are supposed to have a minimum of 3.2MP stills cam. Why? Because it produces printable photos. Video recording should be VGA at 30fps. Why? Because it produces sharp smooth running videos. The 3.0 inch screen should be able to display 24 bit, 16M colours. Why? Because it gives a more vivid and clearer encounter when working with multimedia. This is not simply a PDA. It is a multimedia business device, therefore the features have to meet contemporary standards. If Toshiba sincerely feel that stills and camcording are unimportant they should not include them, instead of giving us third rate features. When a manufacturer meditates on a feature and decides to implement it on a high-end phone (as opposed to a budget one), they have a duty to give you the best. I am not saying that the features should be as good as dedicated devices but they should meet reasonable standards. If the truth be said, the scientists at Toshiba cut back on quality in certain areas and they should not have done. The fact that it is only tri-band is a further irritant and limits its potential use.
Stop bashing the Canadians. We are not interested with your grievances or neither do we want your prejudice on here. If you do not want technological improvements and business apps then why the hell get yourself a PDA in the first place? There are still plenty of telephone booths around every country so why even get yourself a mobile???
About 12-13 years ago before mobiles became mainstream, making calls and receiving them was very patchy due to poor coverage, SMS (text) was only to same network, no cameras, no video recorders, no MP3 players, no web surfing etc, etc...You're as guilty as every other mobile user in wanting bigger, better faster more.
Why should we get fobbed off by manufacturers putting in a great piece off technology next to a sub standard one? Cost cutting? Damn, you can get a decent laptop for the price of some of these PDA's, albeit a lot less portable. He's right, leave out the poor camera etc and cut the costs to consumers.
Zaelo, you misunderstand the point. Toshiba should give users the choice. If you personally do not need high-end features that is your choice but it is also anti-technology and anti-progress. There is no point in placing substandard stills and camcording in the device. Better for those features not to be there than to impose a lousy experience on the user. We are not machines; we are humans. Business and pleasure go hand in hand. You cannot work to a high standard if you do not rest. People want business and pleasure on the SAME device. Companies such as Nokia have proved time without number that this is possible. The E90 has a high res screen, business apps but still gives you reasonable imaging. Since this phone is high-end it should include reasonable features. Oh yes...Zaelo, don't pretend that this is not a multimedia device (geared towards business). Ask yourself what internet, stills cam, video cam, radio, WLAN, e-mail are doing on the device.
First, those who wrote against G900 are with canadian syndrome (never have seen but know everything) or real canadian (which automatically have this syndrome since they were born). I had Nokia, I had HTC, I had i-Mate. G900 could have some weak parts but... I do not need super video camera in it, I do not need colors more than 65K for PDA and I do not need super surround sound for PDA. And what I need this G900 has in whole and even more. The other "writers" just very seem to be out of ability to read at all because their capability of getting information has a lack. Very big one! Till now this is the most convinient, the most (and more than enough for PDA!!!!) feature holding, comfortable to use PDA phone. Neither Nokia nor HTC have such finger-top featured unit.
Guys, no panic! Toshiba already released the patch to fix the problem for the incoming calls on a blank screen; check http://www.toshiba-europe.com/mobile/ for the update. Let's say the truth, so long it's the best on the market as a screen resolution, processor speed & + WM Professional 6. If doesn't have GPS, it's not a big deal, you can buy a bluetooth one & keep it in you car... the should do the colours just like Nokia's sceens - 16mln...
I'm glad i did not purchase this PPC. Have you lot heard about the massive problems with this device? Toshiba of all companies should know better! It's not like its a cheap rip-off company somewhere in the depths of China making cheapo knock offs...or is it...I've been waiting for over two years now to replace my MDA Compact with the right PPC but nothing yet. HTC Kaiser looks promising but the screen resolution is still MDA Compact class, what's that all about after 2-3 years? Even Nokia's "smartphones" have better resolution and colour depth (N80 etc).
Hey, my thoughts exactly, you're 100% right. I think we should not get on the "I want latest gadget" bandwagon unless it has features worthy of its time in the relevant markets. I think they are cutting corners and saving themselves a bundle of cash. Some new technology with some old technology, ie screen colour depth, camera resolution etc...
Well what can I say. It sure looks like a worthy contender to Nokia's E90. A few points puzzle me. Why are so many pocket PCs stuck on 65k colours? It makes the screen look washed out. What's the point of great resolution with weak colours? Secondly why do pocket pcs religiously insist on substandard video recording and stills photography? If the manufacturers feel that they are unimportant why not leave them out of the device ?? Lastly where is the wisdom in making the device triband thereby restricting its use???
omg what a great phone with 520 mhz procesor. i love this phone and its camera and its desing and its features too
this phone good prodction but iam arabic man and i need know the phone have arabic vargion only this my proplime plz. send to me on my e-mail
if you want the best pda phone with gps you need to wait for htc kaiser aka t-mobile vario III... the only drawback of kaiser is the classic qvga screen.
Has anybody got one of these yet, heard it was out in the UK on Friday. Let us know what it is like.