The a-GPS, like most AGPS devices uses GPS info, with assistance from cellphone masts, so yes, it requires a data connection, and yes, it'll cost you. Since this info is rarely more than a few KB, it won't hurt you in the slightest. The screen auto locks, due to the sensor on the top of the unit, which is a lil irritating if on an automated line of some kind, but managable. The Cube interface is nice, but nauseatingly slow on occasion. That said, I've found no fault with the Arena that differs from any other phones quirks, and its capacitive touchscreen is a welcome break from the P.O.S Viewty's resistive one. :)
i wouldn't suggest this phone to anyone. I got it about to weeks ago and since then i have had it replaced twice. the first time was because it froze and would randomly just turn off and the second time it would refuse dial any numbers in my contacts. it was weird because if i just dialed a random number it would work but as soon as i dialed a contact it wouldn't work. Also taking pictures is really slow, after you press the shutter button you have to keep the phone there for like another 5 seconds so the image doesnt turn out all blurry. I used to have a motorola v9 for about two years and didnt have a single problem with that, ive had this phone for 2 weeks and it really sucks! although the features of it are nice, and it does look like a nice phone i would suggest to pay the extra money and get an iphone.
If you ever consider on buying this model, I can say "Forget About It!!"
This phone crashes alot. Yes, with all the tiny goodies inside, it attracts us but DON'T judge the book by its cover.
The phone crashed whenever I'm receiving incoming call while I'm on music player mode.
Worst case, the phone restarted without you knowing all the time. This pisses me off whenever I'm expecting calls.
This phone really LET ME DOWN. Thought I try it but BRAND really makes different. LEt's just stick to big brand for now.
can anyone helped me where to find the site for flash player for km900? all i have has the extension file .exe? pls help
PIER NODOY UNA, 19 Jan 2010Hi guys, I´m writting from Spain. Only 1 thing, DONT BUY THIS PHONE, its a great joke, y... moreDon't insult the phone. It's your fault you did not buy a phone to suit your own needs. Not everybody cares about GPS...I never use it. And you say the screen locks when calls come in? Did you ever try just pressing the answer button? lol
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2010uhm.. i cant seem to use the bolt browser, it just says invalid when isntallingBolt has launch 1.62 vsion to update previous 1.6 vrsion. It may make the link in my last post outdate. Bolt only allow u to have one vrsion on ur phone. Bolt seems also only allow u to download lastest vrsion. Before download, u MUST delete any boltbrowser vrsion on ur phone (if u already own). Here's link to get verysign signed vrsion which supported by LG Arena :
it works for me...my saved pages from 1.6 vrsion still there, but my bookmarks were lost '(o_o)'
Hi guys, I´m writting from Spain. Only 1 thing, DONT BUY THIS PHONE, its a great joke, you have to pay for use the GPS, the sreen gets block when you receive a call, only works with Java apps, you cant use any windows document, etc. It was a mistake change from Nokia.
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2010uhm.. i cant seem to use the bolt browser, it just says invalid when isntallinghere's link to download boltbrowser directly :
it is free n a trusted app for LG Arena, it should work well. It has best rendering page browser for LG Arena so far I know, even better than opera mini but a bit slower. If the installing problem still persist, try to visit LG customer support, may be u need to refill ur firmware although with the same vrsion.
btw. I post this with boltbrowser on my LG Arena.
try again n gud luck...
oieu, 16 Jan 2010XMAN where did you get the phillip battery for LG KM900 ?Nokia XM is a complete junk. Had one. No I have BB Storm
yo guz...1 big question n is urgent...
Is there any software that is compatible with this LGArena that is FREE and can make routing on GPS with voice navigation like GARMIN for Nokia?
So Hi friends!
I want to ask you which mobile is better ?
LG KM900 or Nokia 5800xm?
specifications is very similiar, but LG haves Multi touch input method, but haves bad Web browser..
Nokia has Simple Touchsreen, but Web browser is cool, and battery is better... :D
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2010i want to say u something. that thing is see every phone has got some or the other -points u s... moreno. u can only use the image as a background when the phone is on standby mode, like when it is locked. home screens just have plain color as the background
Anonymous, 15 Jan 2010not a good phone wish i could return,slow in rendering pages and hangs a lot,why lg not doin b... morehi guys, try to visit LG customer support, ask them to refill ur firmware, even with the same vrsion, it may minimize ur hang problem.
for better rendering pages, just download opera mini or bolt browser.
hope this can help u...