Had my Viewty since Saturday too.
1. The camera is really bad. pictures are over noise-reduced & lack any detail. I got the viewty in preference to the Sony k850i and think I made a big mistake.
2. You can't switch off the camera shutter sound, so everyone knows you're taking a picture.
3. The PC Link software is awful.
4. On vodafone no YouTube link.
On the plus side the qwerty txt keyboard is great, and as a phone it's a lot of fun to use. But I now fear I'll be buying a k810i just to get a decent camera again, this this really is the worst camera I've used for a long time.
2Gb Micro SD is your maximum, and essential, as copying stuff off using the software is slow and awkward.
Further to my previous comment, I have noticed a minor flaw whereby the phone will mix up the thumbnails for photos and show you a thumbnail of a different picture, though I'm hoping that will be fixed with the first firmware update.
This phone went on sale with 3 yesterday and, having been waiting for several weeks for its realease and after a failed attempt to buy one 2 weeks ago from a website that claimed to have them in stock, I rushed down to my local 3 store straight away to get one.
After having 24 hours to play with it, I have to say LG have finally got it right. The feature set is superb, especially HSDPA, 5mpix camera and widescreen video.
LG have never really set the world alight with their handsets in the past (particularly the Chocolate, and the U8xx series on 3, all of which were spectacularly faulty), but with this it's just 'right'. It picks up where the Prada left off, with a very similar design, but much improved features and an improved user interface (same basic principle, but faster reaction time and a nifty little vibration/shudder to let you know it's registered your key press).
All in all, it's everything I hoped it would be, and with the added bonus of it being on a cheaper and better value tariff than my previous Vodafone contract I'm very happy with it.
If their future phones are of the same calibre, then I may well become an LG convert. I've been rocking with Sony Ericsson for the last 5 or so years, having owned various SE phones including the T68i, T610, T630, P800, V800i, W800i and K800i I have become quite disappointed with the direction their current handsets have gone with the 'in-your-face' styling, bright colours, and menu system, so the U990 is like a breath of fresh air, and exactly what I want from a phone.
Well done LG.
I would like to ask several questions. I am sorry if some questions are silly.
- Does it support microSDHC (more than 4GB)?
- What is the OS for viewty?
- Where can I find the charging cradle (from official web) and TV out cable?
- I heard that the jog wheel can't turn 360 degree is it right?
- Can we create our own theme?
- If we install java games, will the keyboard appear?
- Are there voice dial/ voice command function?
It´s not here yet in Sweden but they say the price will be around 4230kr which is around 460 euros
We got our first batch of viewty in store today (o2) and i've been playing with the phone all day, i have to admit, it runs a little bit laggy but features and usability is amazing!
Camera quality is great!!
For all our UK friends it seem like the Viewty is finally available. At least on the Three network. www.three.co.uk
When I checked with LG Singapore, they said that the phone will come to Singapore in December. I read some people who said that it will come to Asia in November. So I presume it should be here before Christmas.
I was initially hoping to get Nokia's touchscreen phone but I read that it will most probably come out only end of next year. I like N95 8GB but I want a touchscreen and qwerty keypad, which Viewty has, so I am going to get this!
check out the commercial for the viewty here
if you want gps take a mio a501 its a phone also with 2mp camera mpg4 video flash and windows mobile 5 ,a701 or the best of all a glofish x500+ you will find them here in gsmarena
hallo,i am from greece and today vodafone here in greece says that viewty will be available at 5/11/07 and this is for sure,and price arround 600EU.i thing that ku990 is a very good phone and comparing with n95 8GB,i thing they are the same except from the gps which a little crap because it takes some minutes to connect.i am saying that because this year bought it(n95) 2 times and i sold them because of his battery.it depents from what you want from a phone,everything?nobody and nothing is perfect dont run behind the technology.please dont buy iphone americans they dont know anything about mobile technology apple of course now with the new pc the white ones and the new software i think is the best and from windows but the iphone sucks.the best low price and i thing the best solution for all is samsung G600 here in greece cost 399EU AND bieleve me it takes better pics and video from the old n95 i have tested.
GPS on Viewty with "mobile navigator 6 java" from navigon!
The Software ist free!
My thinking is, why would you need a GPS on a mobile phone anyway. If to use in a car you should get yourself a "real" GPS unit anyway. Personally I rather see other unique features in a mobile phone than a GPS.
On another note I see they now GSG Arena now list this phone as "availabe" however I can't seem to find it anywhere, at least not online.
Have anyone heard anything on the SAR value for this phone. I noticed the Prada phone had a rather high value which leads me to believe this phone will as well. One better keep it far away from the head.
can anyone tell me if there is a way to get GPS on this phone or if its even capable of it? - Thanks.
IFA Press Release say in German "Multitasking"
http://www.lglounge.de/presse/doc/LG_Viewty_KU990-Produktinfo.pdf (site 3)