I just got mine a few hours ago from Vodafone NZ. Unfortunately, it didn't come with a USB cable (standard mini USB 'though, so I have one spare), and no drivers (and I can't find any on the internet).
Over here, Vodafone's doing a two-for-one deal (Two E770vs for $NZ600), and I got $50 off for the boxing day sales. It worked out alright.
Best. Phone. Ever.
It came with a 64MB MicroSD card, which I guess makes up for the lack of USB cabling. I can still access the card as a USB mass storage device, but I need to find the drivers for this phone.
Looks like u need motorola phone tools. Very mutch liked to know witch version, though.
I was looking for a new phone to replace my spv e200 and i was going to buy the panasonic vs6 but then i seen this phone. I bought the phone and it has not disapointed me it does everything it says on the box and more for £100 it is worth every penny.
MP3 over bluetooth...I think I gave it a quick go when I was setting up my bluetooth headset. Quality wasn't brilliant, but I guess headsets are designed for voice. Maybe bluetooth headphones would be better :)
Allowed to download mp3 over usb ? Well, I guess if you own the original mp3 music (ie you ripped it from your own CD) then not really a problem. Although when I bought the phone and asked if you could use mp3 ring tones, the sales guy did say some phone manufacturers dissable the option as they can end up in a legal disspute, as the music is in effect played in a public place, which has licensing issues. Not sure how true all that is though. This was also the explanation as to why Sky MTV on mobiles is MTV without the music, they are having problems with record companies about bradcasting music to mobile devices...again, don't know how true it is.
The guy in the Vodafone shop also told me it was a 1.3MP camera, it certainly isn't, it's just vga (640*480).
USB drivers...should have come with the Phonetools CD. If the after installing phonetools it says new hardware found, select to browse for the drivers, and point to the CD drive (containing the Phonetools CD).
I also noticed today that the Vodafone shop is selling this phone for £70 if you buy £30 worth of topup. This wasn't mentioned when I bought mine (maybe for you others that bought it it was) but as I commented about it to the sales guy, he gave me £30 of top-up, so nice one there :)
So now the phone works out at £70, even more of a bargain!
I'm trying to connect this phone to my pc using usb but i have no drivers for it. can someone post a link to where i could find driver for it.
The guy in the Vodafone shop told me this has a 1.3 megapixel camera? Is this true?
hi, I just bought this phone and was wondering. Are you allowed to download mp3 songs from your computer, using the USB cable? thanks
has anyone tried listening to mp3 over bluetooth, what's the quality like.
In answer to Johnny's question:
I now believe the phone has a 65K colour display. As you say, various websites give different information. The Motorola website states 65K, and this website also states 65K (this is the website Vodafone use if you ring them for specifications). The only ones I notice stating 262,000 are the ones giving a preview of the phone. But the manual does not state the colour.
Having said that, if it is 65K then i'm not bothered, as the display looks very good to me. The only thing I have noticed, is when transfering pictures to the phone, use direct card access, don't use phonetools, as this converts the image, and results in poor quality (or i'm doing something wrong!)
As for is it a good phone, I'm cerainly happy with it. I don't see how you can get anything else with the same spec at anywhere near this price, the closest is the Samsung Z140, but no expandable memory option on that one. The only thing I wish was that I could get the black version, as i'm not too keen on the colour of this one, but thats the only slight niggle.
I have only just noticed it supports POP3, so I can now access my NTL email account from the phone, another little bonus :)
I will be interested to see if this promotion does end on the 24th Dec, and see what the price goes up to.
Hi i Bought it in Germany but there was noch Cable and no Driver for this Mobile, Cable doesn´t matter but i need the the software, can someone tell where i ken Download it
thx for awnser
Hello, fot those who have this phone, could you tell if it has a display of 65.000 or 220.000 colours because the sites and forums I've been going to hadn't had the same answer for that.
And do you think this is a good phone to buy considering its specs and price? I'm thinking on buying it with the points promotion of Vodafone, so it will cost me 100€. Do you think it is a goog acquisition?
In response the the previous 2 questions, my phone came with Phonetools V4, which allows you to sync with Outlook express/Outlook and Lotus Notes.
It also allows you to do the following:
File Transfer Studio
Transfer your photos, videos and ringtones to your PC and vice versa with the File Transfer Studio
Edit pictures and use them as wallpapers and screensavers with the Image Studio
Edit your favorite music files or audio CD tracks and use them as ringtones with the Melody Studio
Compose video with sound and titles and transfer them to your mobile device with the Video Studio
Compose multimedia messages with pictures, sounds and titles and send them to your friends with the MMS Studio
As for the voice recorder, not sure exactly what you meant by that, I don't think the phone has a voice recorder built in, but for music you can easily copy any mp3's to the phone, either for listening through the audio player or to use as ringtones.
Hey,i mite be gettin dis fone 4 xmas,just wondering can u record songs on it?? voice recorder sorta thing??? let me know asap
Cool Phone. Nice features... Can you tell me what version of the Phone Tools software is needed to synchronize this particular phone, the E770v, with de PC (Outlook and others)?
I agree with your comments Rich. The battery seems to get longer with each charge. Video and camera usage does tend to eat in to it, but it does in every phone i've used.
I have to say that if they made this phone 2mm thinner, 1mm shorter, encased it in a metal body and upped the screen resolution to 240x320 it would be the best phone out there. Which says alot for the £90 i paid for it compared to £299 for the samsung z500 or £130 for the sony v600 which I don't think are in the same league.
First of all, my last post was regarding getting voice activation to work. A quick call to Motorola sorted the problem (nice they answered the phone promptly too), they suggested doing a hardware reset on the phone (from the options menu) and this solved the problem. Now when I select 'name dial' it gives me the screen prompting you for a name.
As for the phone, I can't realy complain at all. For £100 it's a decent phone, with lots of features. The bluetooth works fine now with my Jabra 250, using voice dial works very well.
The call quality is very good, loud ringer volume which people seem to complain about on a lot of phones.
You can also use mp3's as ringtones, the software included even allows you to edit music and copy to the phone.
You can use the supplied software to sync your phone with Outlook, which was handy as all my contacts were in Outlook.
The screen is very clear and bright.
Sky looks pretty good, but can vary depending on signal quality. Not sure I would want to pay £5 for a package unless it improves a bit more, but i'll keep testing it over the next month (thats quality of picture, not content, that will deffinately need to improve!).
I was a bit concerned that after charging the battery on the first night, it only lasted about 8 hours the next day, with little use. But having charged it again overnight, it's now been on for 14 hours and still shows battery status at 6/6 - so either the battery on the 2nd charge is lasting a LOT longer or my battery meter is messed up...soon find out :)
Overall very happy (now the battery seems to last more than half a day). I wasn't sure at first about the size and colour (white edges) of the phone, but must admit it doesn't feel that big and i'm getting use to the look of it now.
I needed a new phone to replace an old philips that keeps turning itself off. I was interested in a 3G phone, and wanted Vodafone PAYG but had 3 or 4 on my mind. In case it helps anyone, here's why I went for this one:
Motorola E770V - 3G, Supports Bluetooth with voice dialing. Expandable memory, large good quality screen. Nice features.
Samsung z140 - similar price and spec, but DOES NOT have expandable memory or voice dialing.
Motorola V1050 - A bit more expensive, 1.3mp camera, but DOES NOT support bluetooth (even though the vodafone website says it does).
Samsung Z500 - Too similar spec for an extra £150. Also don't think it supports voice dialing and too many complaints about battery life.
Sony V600i - Again similar spec and price, but no expanded memory.
So all in all, £100 for a phone with all those features, and it's easy to use, not found any problems so far (except it needing a hardware reset - hopefuly only the once), i'm very happy with it.
According to Vodafone it is on promotion at £100 until Dec 24. Don't know what the new price will be, have to wait and see if that is the case.
I have had this phone for a couple of days, and will post my thoughts on it soon....but 1 question to people that have one. Have you got the voice dial to work ?
I can use voice dial to speak a phone number digit by digit, and it works fine, but I can't get it to accept a name from my phone contacts list. If anyone has tried it, please let me knoe if you had any success.