oh yes...forgot to mention that i inserted 8gb memory card and it works just fine. I don't know why Motorola advertised it to be limited to 4Gb; it could be when this phone was launched, 8Gb SDHC card was not available.
i just got this phone today from amazon.com. The phone has been fantastic to use. The phone is very small with 2.4 screen size, which is just enough to enjoy using the touch screen. It is running Linux and is guaranteed to be stable with no crashes. Sometimes the menu options could be a little sluggish, but nothing really to hinder your decision of not buying the phone. I see no reason why this phone should only be launhced in China. It is easy to use, rich in features, and yes it may not be iphone intuitive, but after learning how to use it, navigating through menus is just as fast as the iphone. I personally really like the size of it b/c it fits into my pocket perfectly. The iphone is a little to big. It played all my videos using the preinstalled realplayer. The screen is crisp and bright. The only drawback is that you have to "guess" at chaning language from Chinese -> English when you first power on the phone. Not really hard just a nuisance.
vtpot, 24 Nov 2008how come in India GPS is free with this handset?
I didnt understand.Actually I'm curious as to which countries where usage of "GPS" (not to be confused with GPRS or AGPS) is charged?
As I thought as long as the device has a GPS chip, it can receive the signal from satellite free of charge anywhere in the world.
I have got a1600 last month and its great! I am so glued to it all the time, I have unlimited GPRS access so browsing is fun on this phone. Some problems in installing some applications otherwise its a fantastic phone. Sound quality is not great but yeah audible. I got it for 15000 with 2Gb memory. Not used GPS much but it looks good.
it's just so old. A1200 was a great phone for 2005 but this one is so obsolete for 2008. 3 years, and the only difference is the upgraded camera and GPS? com'on!
and what about the motorola krave zn4 ?? is it officially available as yet ?? is that even better than a1600 ??
though i have no idea if the krave zn4 will at all be available in my country !!
between the motorola u9 n a1600 which one do u think i should buy ??
how is the speaker quality in a1600 ??comparable with the rokr series ones ??
100 Moto, 12 Nov 2008I have never owned A1200 due to its relatively low ring volume, which is important in crowded ... moreI'm using this phone for the past three weeks. I have no problem in call reception, the GPS works flawlessly, its totally free in India and the maps are almost too perfect.The battery life is also good not comparable to other nokia phones, but still one can make calls n use gps.The touch screen n handwriting recognition is perfect. All other features are same a A1200, but we have a 3.2mpx camera, which takes awesome pics, comparable to my N73.It has A2Dp so you can use stereo bluetooth, and what more, this is the PDA-Smartphone of the decade..
insomnia, 11 Nov 2008HMM, i just orderd this phone, do you think the A1200 looks alot nicer or this one?? And what ... moreI have never owned A1200 due to its relatively low ring volume, which is important in crowded city where I live.
Otherwise, in terms of looks, which is quite subjective, I actually like A1200 a bit more than A1600, as the later is rather, if not a lot, bulkier than A1200.
In the areas where I live, actually A1200 attracted lots of female users...in white, red, and other color.
A1600 has GPS and navigation which A1200 doesn't have. Though I just learned I couldn't get the US map on my A1600, which is what I need.
Shamefully speaking (actually the software company should be at fault), the map in my A1600 made an error for the name of the street I live at....which became the street in one of the most expensive neighborhood in my city. (not that I really mind if they give me a house there!)
hiii every1. could any1 tell me about this model's quality in respect of- 1. music and its speakers, 2. camera and the flash efficiency, 3. the processor speed, 4. battery life. plsss reply soon. i'll b waiting
HMM, i just orderd this phone, do you think the A1200 looks alot nicer or this one?? And what are the major things that are better than the A1200!?
Can someone tell does this phone has flashlight as in SE phones. If no, how is picture quality in dim lights?
Rodrigo, 07 Sep 2008Appears to be a good ("simple", yet good) smartphone. I'm waiting for the release here in Braz... moreHey Rodrigo, your english is good. I hope you just being humble, and not low on confidence. You getting A1600, be ready to flaunt and ooze with confidence, it is beautiful phone!!
deJooo, 02 Nov 2008what to hell is this????ds is vry gd phn
i am vry happyyyyyyyyyyyy
vladKeeper, 05 Nov 2008is it in style to remake old crappy 3 year old models???So Moto can't offer "upgrades" of older models? How about the company which keeps "reinventing" its 88xx series? When was the original 8810 released vs. the latest Arte or whatever?
Better yet, certain company seems to even run out of model numbers and keep re-using old ones like 7610 by adding "classic" or "slider" or whatever...
Anyway, certain company, which has taken over 4 years to develop its first 3G touch screen phone, will not likely be able to offer any touchscreen device about the size of A1600 in years to come.