Wow S853 already relisted in phone ranking at no 2. please don't worry if you can't connect to the pc using usb. just transfer your jpg/mp3/m4a/converted mp4&3gp video/java games& applications using the Sd card reader- this method is highly recomended for mass file transfer to your miniSd card- this is the fastest way too . to connect the phone through usb all you need is the setup.exe file from the pc suite 4.18- then follow the usb installation guide. next time you are connecting to pc the the miniSd will be recognised as usb mass storage device. however transfer using usb cable is much slower so it is recomended for occasional file transfer ( but the advantage is obvious , you don't have to remove the card). So far I have send the setup.exe & usb installation guide to anyone who mailed me here.All apology here to mr karsten korbel who wants the guide- I tried to send the file but maybe your spam filter or firewall blocked the mail (I got the mailer demon:)
As regular alcatel user I am a bit dissappointed too with the poor bluetooth functionality.I didn't really care with file /data transfer using bluetooth actually as most data transfer can be done using usb/ infrared. What is more irritating is the lack of voice dial because I expect it to appear as usual from top of the line Alcatel phone( hey even 501 has voice dial- although not that good). So when you are using the bluetooth headset, you still have to hold the phone and do the dialing from the phone. The point is ,what is the use of handfree headset when your hand is actually not free. Most low end bluetooth headset however provide last number redial. Other high end headset can even store 50 number, all depends on your budget + needs. However the pairing for bluetooth headset is very simple , fast & straight forward(I am using Itech clip II). And no support for stereo bluetooth headset for music play( correct me if I am wrong here).
Wow MPU you got more alcatel phone than me (I owned 303,332,501,735 & s853). Hopefully Alcatel will announced their next killer phone soon.
To K Wong:
I am a bit worried about the fact that the miniSD card cannot be reached via the IR. How will I furnish the card with mp3 files then? SHould I download them to my phone and only then transfer to the card?
On the other hand, I am a fan of Alcatel also. My usage history includes OT Easy db, 301, 701, 535 and 757. OT-S853 arriving next week from PIXMANIA. This forum is very useful for me, as Lithuanian providers do not sell Alcatel phones at all, this is my third phone that I am buying abroad.
Well then why does Alcatel claim that the phone is only available in black? I mean that's weird right? Makes you wonder... are the black phones, the all black ones, still the beta test version that they are selling? And are the silver ones the finished version? Thats really my only (small) doubt in my mind that I have!! If anyone could clear that matter up thanks!! Oww and one small thing... the people that got it over Pixmania... did they get a mini SD card included in the pack or not? Thanks!
to K Wong: try it with getjar.com, there you can download several games, you just have to download for a phone with same display resolution for example moto v3... it should work...
Great thread here about the S853. Very informative and good to see so many friends of the underdog mobile handsets of Alcatel.
I got mine yesterday from protel.de. I am a big fan of Alcatel myself and have a long list of types I have used so far over the last seven years and was very happy to see to have one with bluetooth at last.
Still I can't deny to be a bit sobered up by the shortcomings of this phone. The USB setup is not OK, as a file on the installation CD-Rom is missing, bluetooth can't be used to transfer files or messages, it's only for headset use, it is not charged via the USB connection to the PC (tbc), the mini SD card can't be accessed via IrDA interface, to use the radio the headset cable is to be attached (serves as the antenna), etc.
The biggest issue for me at the moment is the non-availability of games for this phone. Love to play soccer on the mobile but there is nothing available for the S853 at the moment. Anybody who can help?
To Knight Rider:
I will be able to tell it as soon as mine arrives. Anyway, I think it should be silver, as PIXMANIA posted this photo in their website. It just can't be otherwise.
One way or another, both colours suit just fine.
Well to be honest, I was just wondering about one thing... Pixmania is selling the phone and as is Protel... however... Alcatel said that the phone will only be available in all black (like Protel is selling). However, Pixmania on the other hand... is claiming that their phone is silver and black... just like the one shown at the CeBit last year... So my question to you people that bought it at Pixmania is... Could you please confirm what colour the handset has? And please if possible show us a link with a picture of your phone how it looks... Just wondering... Thanks!
Yes, I'll do that.
One of the german who had order the phone, test the Bluetooth-Mode. It's not possible, to receive or send datas to other phones/pc's.
To THWS & Knight Rider: Thank you for this information. I will check with Protel then.
Anyway, if you see new bugs on this product, please post them here...
Status already change to available here. Welcome to new user / owner of this phone:)Just prepare to swallow all the bugs (software bugs I mean), can you handle it?
As far as I know, Protel is able to deliver the phone to most countries. So ordering one even when you are from outside Germany is possible. Just drop them an email and they will be more then happy to inform you! Anyway I will be getting my S853 soon!!!
Up from today Alcatels incredible MP3 music phone OT-S853 are available for sale
Hm...maybe you should write a Mail to Protel. An other chance would be pixmania. Would this be possible?
THWS: I need to buy it in Romania. There is no e-shop offering it, for the moment, though it may be available in the normal phone-shops but I don't have the time to search and confirm this.