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Both s75 and s68 based on NewSGold
screens are the same
"-" - there are not so many patches for s68
some BL-4C are suitable
Bl-5C is to big... m.b. i must take off cover of battery..
The network sensity is betetr than NIOKIA and SONY ERICSSON too. Only one sign is enough to make a call. For example NOKIA 6230 and Sony Ericsson K750i with 3 signs are not able to establish connection (tested 01.05.2007 at Rila Mountain). Good luck!
I have used that GSM since 6 months. Software version is 30, built for Orange. It works properly with all domestic networks. No problem. The problem apears when I switch to Bulgarian language. It freezes. When it is in English - perfectly works. Very good phone even than NOKIA 6020/6021/6230i/6233. The voice memo and organizer are great. Only one problem I have it is the battery capacity - up to 3 days and colapsed. It is possible to solve that "power less" when use NOKIA BL-5 battery. The life time becomes 5-6 days but you need ORIGINAL one battery. Otherwise the phone is not switch to on. It is not possible to upgrade firmwere to higher when I use Orange phone. I tried it unsuccessfully.
I´ve been using S68 since last August. In that time I have had all kinds of problems with tihis phone. It freezes, it wont charge, often unable to connect to my PC. The support site has not helped at all. The Icelandic agents not very good.
I will not buy a Siemens phone again.
NOKIA batteries are not suitable. I've tryied with BL-4 'n' 5. It doesn't recognize them. One DCA-140 USB datacable solves many problems - data transfer is faster than through USB & you can recharge your battery via USB cable connected to PC too. Also u can upgrade your software version to 52 if need it (it is not posssible only if your device is made for ORANGE)
-no accessories enough;
-no support by the sioemens-benq web;
-bad network connection.
-if ORANGE = locked for any firmware upgrade.
-polyphony is a great.
-screen is good;
-PDF, DWG and DOC viewers available;
-design is good.
Don't buy this phone only because of the design! Please use Nokia 6021 instead that jewel.
What a beauty in brushed aluminium!!! just the right size and thickness. Only a 3 Mp camera and external memory would make it the best phone i ever have seen in my life.
Very loud ringtones and volume!!
Only one bad thing: Need to recharge the battery after 2 days with normal use (1 hour calling and playing a little).
But overall a beauty!!!
Ok and thanks! So it seems I have not a chance to upgrade my phone firmware. Anyway I will continue using.
to "Datacable update":
my fault, it is fw 47 not 48, sorry!though the 47 fw is not too steady. but 52 rocks!!!
YES IT IS BLOCKED IT SEEMS. IT IS ALSO ORANGE PHONE. If you have upgrated from 30 to 48 it is OK I think. Unfortunatelly I have oinly version 47 and 52 and both are blocked by the phone. Maybe it is problem of ORANGE. Version 30 is not working properly if you use different language instead English.
for "Datacable upgrade":
Well, I've had the same problem too. I have 2 S68 phones. One of them is not blocked and I've managed to upgrade it from FW 48 to 52 with a DCA 140 data cable. The second S68 is blocked in Orange network and I haven't managed to update it to FW 52 with the same data cable(the same symptom:" 30b software denied by phone"). Though I've upgraded it from 30 to 48. I don't know the answer of you question but I suppose that the blocked status of the phone is the problem.
Please, tell me if u'r phone is blocked too. I'm very interested.
thank u in advance!
Can I upgrade my version 30 to 52 with USB data cable DCA 140? I tried several times and the phone switch off with the notice: " 30b software denied by phone". What does it mean?
this phone doesn't support videos(any kind of video) and mp3. read the specifications!
Could somebody help me - what video format supports that GSM?
3gp is not supported, avi too. What about h.263?
About firmware upgrade - do I need special data cable ot USB DCA 140 is enough?
Thanks in advance!