I have it. I love it. At first, people said there was poor sound quality (their end), but I cleaned the little opening for the microphone (it was barely used off eBay) and BAM ...quality is great ...I suppose there was some crud in there (which I didn't see). The fone is awesome, and I chose it for trad off size vs features (specially the triband 3g which gives me 2100gHz when I go to the EU) which not many have. The fone is as thin as my razrV3 and only a little taller ...in landscape mode, it shows web pages fully if you set the correct font size. It is superb !! Back looks flimsy, so I bought extra one from cnn.cn cheap. Got 2 extra batteries and usb/ac chargers and 2 styli and a leather case nice off eBay from HongKong cheap. Got OEM mini-micro USB adapters SKN6252A off eBay cheap and BAM now my old mini usb wires and chargers ALL work with this fone !! Speakerphone is VERY loud and audible ...don't see a need to get a BT car device, just throw it on the console. I even downloaded a FREE app that reads out sms messages when they arrive so you don't hafta fiddle while driving. Great !! Has wifi so my data use on ATT went way down since I use it in the kitchen to read the paper and check mail in the morning over coffee. I love this thing !!
Top 10 Cell Phones PC World
Nov 13, 2009 11:30 am
1. Motorola Droid
Bottom Line: The first Android 2.0 phone impresses with a strong suite of Web features and a stunning 3.7-inch display, but some users might have trouble with the shallow keyboard.
2. Apple iPhone 3GS
Bottom Line: Performance enhancements distinguish the otherwise evolutionary step-up iPhone 3GS from its previous iterations.
3. Motorola Cliq
Bottom Line: The beautifully designed Motorola Cliq is a social butterflyâ€™s dream phone, but others may find the MotoBlur user interface overwhelming.
4. Research in Motion BlackBerry Bold 9700
Bottom Line: The best BlackBerry available, the Bold 9700 packs a multitude of features into a sophisticated, slimmed-down design.
5. T-Mobile myTouch 3G
Bottom Line: The T-Mobile myTouch 3G is a big improvement from its predecessor, but the physical keyboard is sorely missed.
6. Palm Pre
Form Factor: Candy bar
Bottom Line: The Pre's webOS software is touch-friendly and fun, but the cramped QWERTY keyboard detracts from the phone's usability.
7. Samsung Behold II
Bottom Line: With a gorgeous AMOLED display and an excellent camera, the pricey Samsung Behold II will appeal to multimedia junkies with deep pockets.
8. Research in Motion BlackBerry Tour 9630
Bottom Line: The BlackBerry Tour entices with an ergonomic keyboard and gorgeous display, but the omission of Wi-Fi disappoints.
9. HTC Droid Eris
Bottom Line: If you can live without a hardware keyboard, the HTC Droid Eris is an affordable and feature-packed alternative to the Motorola Droid.
10. HTC Hero
Bottom Line: The HTC Hero marks a giant step in innovation of the Android platform, but it isn't without flaws
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2009 i want buy this phone any body have opinion please tell me is this phone have any problem... moremy friend, all phones have cons and pros, there is no phone without problems, it just depends on u. this phone could be someone's best or worst choice...
i want buy this phone any body have opinion please tell me
is this phone have any problem ? or no
i like moto phone
I accidentally dropped my A3100 to the bottom of my pool (3 meters depth). After 3 days of careful drying it works perfectly!
This speaks very high about the quality of this cell phone.
Jam, 10 Nov 2009I am using Motorola A3100. The EDGRE is automatically activated. How can I stop it? Besides, I... moreI'm not a technically oriented person but let me try my best to answer your qeustion:
1)To stop the auto GPRS, one (silly) way is to set the default path to a dummy operator, so the phone simply can't login to any network for data
2)I heard A3100 is an OEM product from certain Taiwan manufacturer, so it does "not" have Crystal Talk.
Maybe you can try to master reset it using Master Clear application inside the phone or if you forget the security key for to do that you can try this method:
1. Turn off your phone
2. Press button End+Call+Power simultanously for several seconds then released it, you will sense a vibrate.
3. Let the master reset procedure finished, don't interrupt it.
without any SPITE this is good phone
i bet u if u use this phone you are happy to this phone
please gsmarena made a review for this mobile, some people said it is awsome while others say the opposite, please we need a trusted opinion :P
Jam, 10 Nov 2009I am using Motorola A3100. The EDGRE is automatically activated. How can I stop it? Besides, I... morethere is crystal talk 2.0 on this phone and what do u mean there is no java installed on ur phone? where did u buy ur phone?
I am using Motorola A3100. The EDGRE is automatically activated. How can I stop it? Besides, I have found that GPSxtra is no longer on my phone. I clicked update several timesm but it has never recovered. Java is not installed. How can I solve theses?
Only good thing on Motorola is a voice call quality with Crystal Talk. Howwever, there is no Crystal Talk on A3100. Why?
How in the world are you supposed to remove files from this phone via USB or bluetooth on a Mac? Using this phone has taken months out of my life. Never will I venture to use Windows Mobile again. What an awful experience....
woland, 04 Nov 2009After using this phone for 2 month i have found next problems:
(actually i have two A3100. On... moreSad to hear your problems, and the risk of having a phone not officially launched where you live and trying to get the necessary support....because the local Moto CS may not even have the phone, not to mention how to fix the bugs.
I had similar issues with yours, especially after I browsed the web thru 3G or Wifi, I had to restart the phone in order to get it work, which takes quite a while due to the phone being Windows Mobile based.
I feel somewhat cheated from Day 1 when I got A3100, because after I bought the phone, I tried to change the language from Chinese to English. (easily accomplished with my Moto Q9, being Windows Mobile 6.0) Only "afterwards" the salesperson told me such is impossible, due to licensing agreement by Bill Gates.
I struggled a lot managing through the Chinese manuals, and even took a (fortunately free) course regarding Windows Mobile, but still felt unsatisfactory as basic tasks like using MP3 as alarm clock or setting playlists proved to be much much more difficult than any of my "non-smart" Moto phones.
Around July Moto offered me a free upgrade of my A3100 from Chinese to English, only after changing to English Windows, most of the websites in Chinese cannot be displayed! (are we going back to 1995/96? The early days of IE which doesn't support all languages?)
Then I needed to restart everytime I want to browse on the web.
The end of the story is...I sold the phone last month for US$150, and I won't buy any Windows Mobile device again! (and certainly look for the various Android phones from Moto)