Please put constructive criticism. Writing things like "I hate this phone" makes you look like more on an idiot.
i hate this phone ho ever wants to by it shoud think first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nokia's 8GB memory is a storage memory, what we need is a higher Volatile Memory if we want applications to run faster not simply a storage memory..
This is a general comment about this forum: Users would be more helpful if they shared their real experiences with devices rather than comments like "I love this phone - it is fantastic..". If we share our real experiences, not only would be be helping one another understand issues with devices, it would also provide a feedback to manufacturers so they know what to address in future versions of their product.
I understand about Nokia putting more RAM in N95. That's exactly what HTC did in moving from TyTN to TyTN II - TyTN has 64MB while TyTN II has 128MB. But the point remains that installing more RAM does not mean that memroy leak is eliminated. It only allows you use the device for longer before you need to clean up the memory by soft reset or some memory utility.
If you are used to switching off your phone before going to bed, you may never need to rest during the day because you start up with a clean memory anyway.
The person below who said that NOKIA solved memory issues of N95 with N95-8gb meant that NOKIA put more RAM (a bigger RAM chip) in to the N95-8gb (128mb RAM chip),whereas the 1st N95 had a 64mb RAM chip.
We should understand that many system shortcomings of phones are inherent in the operating system rather than in the phone manufacturer. I believe that most of the memory issues associated with Windows Mobile devices are inherent in the Microsoft design of the OS. The perception that some WM phones (e.g. Toshiba) do not suffer memory leaks is false.
Talking of Nokias, someone said Nokia solved the memory leak problem by introducing an 8GB version of N95. No way. The 8GB memory in N95 is a storage memory, not program memory!
If the Nokia (S60) phones seem to suffer less memory problems than the WM devices, it is because S60 is a far less powerful OS than WM. I have used both systems and I would say there is no comparison.
What we should hope for is that Microsoft would build good dynamic memory management into future versions of WM so it would not be necessary to install 3rd-party memory managers in WM devices.
Thanx a lot for the info guys, realy helped, i did research on S730 and i read its review over at M-R And was SO DISSAPPOINTED AND LET DOWN by the battery life especialy when Surfing the net and its RAM :-) I surf the web a lot on my current Nokia N81 (Symbian S60 device) and also do heavy multitasking like Running 2-3 Web browsers on large pages, Music player, downloading Podcasts, and chatting to friends via MXit all at once and my current device has an amazing battery life and enoungh RAM to handle all my multitasking. I wanted to have a nice WM device though, i don't like Touchscreen so the S730 seemed perfect BUT thats exactly what HTC and ALL other phone makers don't want. Il wait for the announcements next week then, i realy liked Wings aka S730 though.
does any one know if its out in the middleeast or not?
i would love to get it
please provide me with its price in dubai if its out
Thanks for giving me information about the phone :)
So this one has memory issues that make it hang all the time too... So in that sense it's no better than the Toshiba G900 I guess. And yes, I'm definately the dropping phones type.
If you guys have problems with this phone too then I guess I'm going to have to go with the Toshiba one, which, again, has a bigger screen and keypad and hopefully doesn't break that easily when dropped. Noone on the Toshiba G900's review site has replied to me yet though :(
i have read a few good post here with regards to the HTC S730.
firstly, every mobile have some sort of problem but HTC S730 memory issuse is the worse issue known to man. Specially on a smartphone.
any one who wants a smartphone MUST first do yourself a favour. do some research and you will see this issue is every on the net.
the s730 is a great phone but the memory situation is CRIPPLING the phone to death.
most, if not every user of the s730 uses one of these two free software to manage the s730 memory show stopper.
SmartToolkit-SP-RC08.CAB (search google)
oxiosmemory.zip (search google)
its so unfair that one buys an expensive phone that comes with major problem and the company does NOTHING to rectify the situation.
this is why i love and use NOKIA products.
when the N95 had problems Nokia listened to the public then stop production and rectified the problem with the N95 8Gig.
when the Nokia E90 had problems Nokia listened to the public then stop production and rectified the problem with a E90 hardware fix.
I had this phone for 12 days. Then while in the leather case I bought for it, it dropped from a height of about 1m, and that was it - the screen went white and has never recovered.
But I'll share my view on the phone:
1) If you love the user-friendliness of Symbian phones but also crave the power of Windows Mobile, get this S730 phone.
2) Those who moan that it does not have GPS (or rather that the GPS is not activated) and that it has only 64MB RAM should understand that it is a typical business strategy: Make an excellent product, leave out some desirables - It gives you a basis for future models. Watch out for an HTC S7xx that looks like the S730 but with GPS and 128MB RAM. That's how HTC will keep getting our money.
3) Although it looks solid, the S730 phone is in fact fragile. If you are used to dropping your Nokias, picking up the pieces and coupling it all together and rebooting, the HTC S730 will disappoint you. If you drop it, you can assume you've ruined it.
4) The ring volume control is virtually useless. Even at the lowest volume setting (volume=1) it is obnoxiously loud. I left mine on vibration most of the time.
5) There are glaring oversights in the software - more to do with WM Standard than the hardware. For example, you can edit MS-Word and MS-Excel files but cannot create new ones. Fortunately, you can get a .cab file free from the web that allows you create new MS-Word and MS-Excel files.
6) The memory leak is bad. You need a memory recovery add-on (available free from the web) to clean things up from time to time. Otherwise, the phone just hangs and you must reboot at least once daily.
I read on another site that this phone was recently updated to work on 3G network in the U.S. Can anyone confirm this? Currently it only operates in the 2100 mhz in Asia/Europe for 3G.
Can anyone please give me some advice so as to if I should buy this phone or Toshiba's G-900? On the one hand I like the fact that Toshiba's screen and keypad sizes are bigger, but I've been reading some bad reviews on how it hangs all the time, you can't read anything on the screen in day light, the camera is bad etc, so I would appreciate it if you could give me some advice too..
Windows Mobile Standard = for NON- touch screen phones
Windows Mobile Professional = for Touch Screen phones.
so answer is NO you can not use Windows Mobile 6 Pro in this Device.
I will probably buy one in a couple of days, but I would like to know if it's possible to upgare the OS from WM 6.0 standard to the version WM 6.0 pro?
Can you please let me know before I buy it.
I think this is an extremely good design. In fact the design concept is the best I have ever seen in a phone. It allows the user access to both a T9 hardware keyboard and a QWERTY. Excellent!!
HTC then go and spoil a good design by cutting the RAM thereby limiting the multitasking ability of the phone. They make the mistake of excluding GPS, which so many desire. The QWERTY has only three rows instead of the usual four so some letters are in unusual places which now institutes the inconvenient need to type differently for this particular phone.
One wonders whether it is because the phone does not have a touch screen that HTC felt the need to amputate its features!
HTC should realise that by far the majority of people do not like touch screens. One has only to look at top selling phones such as Nokia's N73 and N95 8GB which are all without touch screens to realise this.
That is why a phone like this would be ideal for people who have been used to Symbian phones and want to try WM. Yet HTC make decamping difficult with their insistence on cutting features. Why couldn't they have placed a 3.2 or even 5MP autofocus camera in the device. Afterall this is a contemporary feature that is highly desired.
HTC should stop being small minded and open the gates. They should place top features in this phone because it has so much potential.
So if they ever make a S750 or even S770 they should try and implement the aforementioned recommendations because that is the key to high sales. HTC have the design; they have the processor (Qualcomm MSM 7200); they have the technicians. What is holding them??
Here i was looking at the Touch Dual sadly thinking "if only it had Wi-Fi" and had totaly forgoten about the S730!
In 3months im taking another upgrade and im not sure if i should get another Nokia Nseries or not. So would like to find out how much does this device cost in South Africa?
How much RAM does it have after boot up? +/-45mb?
Is WM6.1 OUT for this device?
And lastly how is the screen compared to a S710 and Touch Dual?
I realy wish GSMArena had done a review of it. :-(