I'll get my phone this week too. I hope it will come soon.
I'll write a little text about the phone...it should be very good... (first text about it in german is available)
Yes, in theory a Bluetooth device should work with another Bluetooth device, if they have compatible versions installed. Seems Alcatel has an exceptional theory for this issue :)
One way or another, the Wednesday is coming up, as I am going to receive my phone on this date. Funny: it travelled from France to my home city of Kaunas in only 2 days and another 4 days I will wait until our holidays are over for my phone to overcome the rest 5 kilometers :)
In theory, any bluetooht headset should work, as long as it is bluetooth 1.1 compatible... it should be no problem.
PIXMANIA offers three Bluetooth headsets, yet none of them wears Alcatel brand.
Perhaps various models do work with this phone and I'll have a chance to just go to any local shop and buy one instead of choosing it via internet. It's better when you have a chance to try it before buying.
I think I've seen one at protel onlineshop. But I am not sure about it...
They have a lot of equipment for this phone. (I looked at the shop last Tuesday)
Hope so. Pitty they did not fix the Bluetooth issue :(
What earpieces do work with Alcatel Bluetooth connection? Is there a special one or any will do?
I think it is different:
The userguide which I've in pdf-format is a few weeks old.
And the german one could be newer. Maybe TCL & TA have change some things in the newer version...
To K Wong:
Lovely, if so. But have you tried the 1 GB card yourself?
I wouldn't believe that phones from Germany support the 1 GB and those bought from France do not.
Regarding the maximum mini SD card size, the German manual says (on page 73) that the phone is compatible with mini SD standard cards of up to 1 GB.
OK - I've found the information about the memorycard. It's 512MB, but I'll try my 1GB Memorycard for sure *g*
Thank you - I'am going to search for it later.
Yes - when I'll get my phone, I'm going to try my 1GB mini SD-Memorycard.
It's on page 73, near the bottom.
Or it's PDF page no. 38.
Or just make a search "512", you should find it.
When you get the phone, please try a 1 GB card. I wouldn't like to buy a card and discard it.
Where do you read it? I've the User's guide in *.pdf format and I haven't find something about memory-card-support.
When I get my phone I can test it, I've got a 512MB and 1GB mini SD Card.
I just read the user guide of this 853, it's written there that the phone supports only 512 MB miniSD card. QUESTION: is it true - those who use this phone - have you tried putting inside the 1 GB card?
I guess 1gb miniSd can be used( anyone already tried it please post your experience on that). currently I am using 512mb without problem. the price for 1gb miniSd here in Malaysia is ~50 euros worth. MPU I already send the s853 manual in pdf file to you .Other user who wants the manual can mail me too.
For bluetooth headset I think any brand will do. So far I've tried Itech clip II & Sony Ericcson HBH-300 bluetooth headset without any problem.
I want to have the new PC-Suite. I don't think, that protel has a special-one for installation.
I can't wait for my phone...
K Wong is surely the leading Alcatel fan here, congratulations.
QUESTION: does the phone support the 1 GB card? I know it should support, as it is written in the specs, yet I wonder if there are no "surprises" :)
As for the miniSD card reader, this is probably the best decision, as these readers cost five times less than the 1 GB card itself :). I am gonna buy one of these, eg 19 in 1, and the problem is settled.
QUESTION: does the 853 support any bluetooth earpiece or I should by a special one? If so, please name it.
Thanks for the help.
BTW, as I might have mentioned before, one guy from another forum is helping me in getting the updated PC Suite, as soon as I have it (400 MB), I will post it here and send it to anyone willing to get.
Actually I do not fancy the cut version of the suite, I know there are some available, weighting only 40 MBs, I still prefer furnishing my PC with the full version.
To MPU ...
Like Azm already mentioned, the mini SD can be accessed via the USB connection of the S853 to the PC or via a card-reader. As I don't have a card reader and haven't managed to get my USB connection into operation (tried it with the PC Suite 4.17 that came with the phone), I am a bit upset. Surely I will lighten up, once I can load some MP3s or games on the mini SD ;)
My history: One Touch Easy, One Touch Easy DB, one model of the 300 series, 501, 701, 735, 757 and now the S853 :)