this phone is awful.
I bought it hoping for better replacement for my S75 business phone but instead a got a worst phone i can ever have. The camera is fine but not in the same level with those camera phone from SONER it can't accept large size java apps, and many other disabilities if you ever own a siemens phone, never consider this,i'm still trying to get rid of mine.
why this phone is not currently supported by opera mini & mig33? Again it does not show full screen video. I am totally frustated. Plz explain.
opera mini & mig33, these two are not supported by my mobile. Now how can I solve this?
the features is good as like camera,mp3 and others multimedia and also for its OLED great colour etc....the phone is so grate for multimedia...but someone says video dose not show as full screen...please contact with siemens house(only for bangladesh)...at gulshan..your problem will be solved...for others user for there problem..pls log on to www.benq-siemens.com and also with your local siemens coustomer care...wishing all the best
Well as you should know by now, unfortunately BenQ-Siemens no longer exists so you it will be very hard for you to find any retail shop with accesories, however you you can try this website www.club-siemens.net then choose Webshop.
i lost my data transfer cable. Thus i cant copy out the all the *.amr file saved in the voice recorder. is there any alternative way to copy the information out from the phone memory? Where can i purchase the cable again?
OK itīs true it has some shourcomings, but hey many other phones have.
The software is fine if you donīt get much fuzy about it, every function is placed where it shoud be.
The thing i must praised about this phone itīs his steadiness, i donīt remember at all to need to remove the batery because the phone frozed.
This is the best phone i ever had, and i had many Siemens.
I wouldn't say the S88 is disgusting or other similar words. But I just warn those who are tempted by this beautiful and attractive phone, with many features (especially multimedia), that it has 2 MAJOR negative points :
- it's VERY VERY VERY slow (no way to be better, it concerns the hardware)
- the interface is absolutely not ergonomic, unlike the old wonderful Siemens phones. This leads to press many keys more than necessary, and increase the slowness of this phone. For this point, we hope a software upgrade, still unavailable in december 2007.
Some examples :
- to get your call list, press the "on" button, it will take around 5 seconds to see your list.
- to find a name in your adress book, for example "Samia", you must press ONCE the button "7" and wait (you'll see the list beginning with "p"), then ONCE AGAIN and wait (list beginning with "q"), then ONCE AGAIN and wait (list beginning with "r"), and finally the same button to see the list beginning with "s" !!!! If you press quickly 4 times on this button, you'll get the "p" list anyway.
- the management of the adress book is awfull. For example, if someone, whose mobile number is in your phone book, calls you with his office number, you cannot add this number in the same contact : you must exit, remember or write the number on a paper, then add the number to the contact. VERY VERY heavy operation.
- the management of the notes is awfull too, and in addition, you cannot exceed
- no "copy-paste"
It's a good phone for those who don't need speedness or notes, for those who have a few contacts, in particular young people.
But these young persons are speed champions when writing messages, therefore they would be disappointed by this very slow S88.
I have been using s88 for few months. I think it's a good cell phone. The problem is it's software. My firmware version is 1.29 I use a 1GB memory card! I have been able to connect with Grameenphone wap but not MMS. It's not working. I manually configure the GP wap/MMS connection settings. Now I use opera mini 3 (basic version) It doesn't support opera mini 3 advanced version and opera mini 4. Through opera mini 3 (basic version) I can easily browse all kind of websites even orkut and most of the common messenger. But problem is basic version doesn't support any kind of download from internet or video playing! It is also compatible with mig33. I have downloaded mig33 from internet and installed in my s88 through data cable. But mig33 is not supported by any cell phone network in Bangladesh. Actually recently all the networks stop mig33. I want to upgrade my firmware but it isn't available on net. Well, I can't understand why this phone doesn't support opera mini 4? Opera mini 4 is the latest software for internet access. If it supports opera mini 4 then it would be one of the best cell phone. Java is ok but battery becomes low when playing java related games or using opera mini. Please share your comments.
I the official trained technician for benq-siemens in East Africa,i understand some of the comments in this site are true,the manufacturer should revive after sales support in this region and some of this promblem like sw update will be solved.
I FEEL SORRY for all you guys who bought this phone,benq siemens is the worst cell phone company in the world wit its pathetic and disgusting range of products,i bought e61 the music phone and the sound quality is so lame and the color scheme is so disgusting and it doesn't even support java, this s88 even thou supports java but its really dam slow as all the benq siemens phone, guys who had already made the mistake of buying this phone,please throw it to trash,and ppl who want to buy this phone, Don't even think about it, avoid benq siemens, its truely disgusting and pathetic
yo guys i hav intaslled new software 1.32.but d latest software is 1.42 dat n't come in bangladesh yet!any one say 1.42 frimware support java app like mig33,opera mini.bcoz i intaslled it bt it can't conected with internet!
I've downloaded latest firmware from net. But it doesn't contain any executable file to run the setup.
So can anyone tell me, how to do it?
I've download updated firmware, but it does not contain any executable file to setup the firmware. Can anyone tell me, hoe to do it?
-no firmware available on the internet, so all you have to do is bring your S88 to the service centre and ask for an upgrade
-i don't know exactly from which firmware support watching video full screen, but I think it's 1.32
-if you want to use time stamp, please choose the resolution 640x480
Congratulations for your new purchase, itīs one great phone youīll see you wonīt regret it, i bought mine 6 mounths ago and iīm very impressed.
As for the questions you posted, thereīs no chance to install new themes unlike Siemens software phones you can only use the pre instaled wich are 3, red, green and blue donīt forguet this is a buisness phone not an entertaining one "S"88 .
You can only use the stamp hour if you choose a lower resolution like 640*480, such as the frame feature.
Hope i been useful
I've bought a new S88 phone & Icould not find themes for my phone & Some of the camera options do not work(Time stamp & Frame) Please can any body help me I shall be very thankful....
Does anybody know where i can get the last firmware upgrade, if it is still possible anyway??