to VIC... im a new user of the e398 fone...i have the red and white version. the problem ive been experiencing is a s/w lag when playing mp3 and at the same time browsing in the phone. the people in the motorola at glorietta told me that its natural... can this problem be fixed by upgrading the firmware to 93r? and where is the moto service center in libis? is it near the eastwood? and is the upgrade free?
E398 owners, pls help test and reply whether your E398 can playback mp3 with the supplied stereo headphones? (not the FM stereo headphones, but the orginal headphones with your boxed).
i wish i could find 1 GB transflash card for my E398 bt its that nocompany has launched that much bigger transflash card
to unknown - sorry, a "pinoy" is local colloquial for "filipino".....the motorola center here is located in an area called libis. a swanky district with lots of cool cafes, bars, restaurants, events and nightlife....its also where IBM and citibank houses their local HQs. foreigners who intend to visit the Philippines should include this in their travel plans.
Veejay - musta!!!! gone are the text slugginess characterized by the old 34r version. geez, i do not know what a 59r is. perhaps its the available version in the mid east.
this phone kicks *ss! paired it with a bluetooth headset...its now illegal to use a mobile handset without a handsfree unit in Metro Manila.
battery life is excellent for a moderate user like me. screen is set at minimum brightness all the time...music playback compares well with known brand mp3 players that cost as much as the phone! (duuhhh)...i used to have uploading problems but i think the new software addressed these issues...my only disappointment now is the lack of "tap extended" on text entry.
hi guys! just want to ask something...
how many songs can you put in the motorola e398?
Hi, can anyone tell me if the MobilePhoneTools CD works on Virtual PC (Windows 2000)?? I'm having trouble connecting through USB cable... This CD doesn't work on Macs.
Any answer would be much appreciated.
By the way, I LOVE THE Motorola E398... the style, rhythm lights, and the soundz are awesome!!! And everything else too. I wouldn't look at any thing else. It's cheap too compared to the other phones that have heaps of features. And it's also better than the Sony Ericsson K700i... that's my opinion.
Don't forget to answer my question about the PhoneTools CD, thanks ")
I'm a pinoy working in Saudi Arabia and I have this phone. My S/W version is 59R. What have been fixed in the new S/W version 93R? Is the SMS engine faster?
to all pinoy users:
we can get together at libis where the motorola service center is and compare notes/have coffee while you get your phone's software upgraded to 93r
just a suggestion...
to pkc , hey buddy i suppose you are not doing it right after you switch on the BT on yr phone go to hands free and then look for devices even you can search for devices in yr proxymity, sometimes my friends k700 couldnt reach me but never has my e398 failed to search for any other BT devices
i had that prob too. instead of transferring it straight from mbile exlorer you should go to melody studio, click on the song. select the whole song in the bottom then go to 'save selection as'. then transfer the saved file using mobile explorer. you still get the whole song so i don't know what the diff is but that's all that worked for me.
Thanks everyone for the info on bluetooth. sounds great not that any of my friends have bluetooth phones! ps: do you have to pay to transfer stuff with bluetooth.
Has anyone thought of an answer as to why when i put my message inbox on autocleanup, it still fills and i'm prompted to empty it?
thanks guys, luv kristy
the bluetooth is a very convenient n reliable way 2 trf yr data one 2 another.
just on yr bluetooth n ask yr fren to search 4 it.
once connected u can trf data 2 each other.
but 1 thing i like about k700 is the bluetooth function is much more powerful than the e398 it can search our phone folder n retrieve watever the user want, ours can't can only wait 4 others 2 send :(
stupid e398 bluetooth ask others to find me n lets other to dig under it
hey guys n gals out there
i'm still not clear of the use of IM function
wat is tat n how 2 use it?
hey shabbar thx 4 yr generosity
to all of u out there whom may not aware yet
the new s/w R372_G_OE.20.8CR tis is the s/w tat i've upgraded fr previous 34R or something like tat.
tis new s/w will enable yr phone 2b detected as a ext storage memory w/o any use of Mobile Phone Tools n it came wt a mp3 player as well.
it took me an hour 2 upgrade it fr the service ctr. best thing it's FREE!
Sam-F, yeah i'm using 3gp in my phone now, but i was wondering whether mpeg4 is possible? cuz i think it offers better video quality right?
to all who have difficulty transfering MP3 to yr phone just buy a card reader and transfer all yr song on the trans card with the help of the sd card adapter included with the phone ,its the easyiest and the surest way,but this will only work for audio and not yr videos and wallpapers as they need to be compressed
if you want the features of a smartphone, flexibility in software available, keep your 3660. if you want a great looking & sounding, compact, mp3playing, groundbreaking, earth-shattering phone then get the e398. k700? no expandable memory, forget about IMO.
bluetooth works kinda like infrared like on a TV remote, but it doesn't require line of sight and has a longer range (30-50ft? not sure)
i use nokia multimedia converter to convert it to 3gp which works fine. try that out see if you like it.
you could use Mobile Phone Tools from your CD and transfer thru the USB cable or if you have an SD card reader, pop the tiny transflash card into the SD adapter and plug that into the card reader. this is faster when you wanna transfer a lot of larger files.