I always laughed at you guys especially when I’m reading those stupid ads by stupid people bashing a Motorola over a Samsung and vise versa. First of all I design chips for a living and half of the phones in market today haves chipsets that I worked on. To put an end to all the BS about a GSM phone having a better coverage than the other I’ll tell you this Samsung, Nokia, Motorola and the other companies use the same chipset in their GSM and CDMA phones. The only thing the company has to do is layout a phone and designs an antenna (which might affect the coverage somehow). Now you could take identical phones from any company and you will notice a difference in the reception/coverage and this is due to the chips in the phone, yes they are identical but each part varies from each other, this is called process variation (I’m not going to go over this in details). Anyways this puts away the question of performance. Now to sell more phones you have to creative designing and adding options to the phone and of course build a phone that would last. Samsung is well know for its poor plastic design that would break with couple of months, Nokia has solid phones but man they have to do something about the look of their phones. When it comes to Motorola they had the most horrible looking phones till 2 years ago when they introduced the V series. Clearly they started to gain market share again and everyday they impress people with their creativity. Now regardless of what all the bashers BS in here, the V3 is a solid phone and it has decent functions, and on cnet, MSNBC and many other sites it is voted as one of the hottest phone of the year. So my advice to you quit bashing this phone because you people sound like ignorant and obviously have no idea how a phone works, you just bought a phone one day and it was bad and you got this idea that all phones from that brand sucks, well guess what your ignorance sucks. And go advertise Samsung phone where Samsung phones should be advertised which is for you ignorant people would be the Samsung page. And yeah one more thing quit chatting this is not a chatting website. Have a life.
Ok guys, if you wish to buy Samsung crap, nobody stops you. Everybody has already judged about this phone. As you can see everyone comes here to say,"Hey I've got the best phone". Go and be happy with that Samsung crap. Remember this is Motorola's section. The best place to advertise your craps is in Samsung section in the third link of the upper left side of the page.
By the way the one who says I'm Big Pimpa is using Samsung as well, Shame for a factory to have these stup** customers.
it is slim and it is stylish.. BUT ITS VERY WIDE!!!!!!!! what is this a remote??
I work for a Telcom company MTN Uganda and being a hilly country this phone has poor reception when in the outskirts of the city centre so I am disappointed with that. Since I deal with customers the best feature for me is the phonebook. We have a missed call feature on our network so I am not affected by missed calls. Otherwise for a lady it is bulky in our handbags especially in a jacket.
well as a matter of fact, i do work in a phone store and your comment is truely one of a person who has nfi. The V3 is stylish + practical for any mobile user. Stop wasting your time bashing a phone which may be expensive but is stylish + user friendly and do something more practical with your time. Go out shopping + buy yourself a CLUE!
"i know what im talking about" spoken like a person who has truly no idea. If you actually worked in a phone store you would at least aknowledge that although the v3 is a great looking phone it is drastically overpriced. It is after all just a dressed up version of the v620. Dont let owning a particular phone totally blind you to its shortcomings when posting on review sites that are supposed to give unbaised and INFORMED opinions
I work for a mobile phone retailer and I believe that half the people posting their opinion on this site have absolutley no idea what they are talking about. 30% of people buy phones based on the functions where 65% buy phones based on looks + 5% really dont care. The V3 can accomadate for all of these percentages.Its also a well known fact that statistics are made up on the spot. I know what im talking about. The V3 is functional & stylish. Get a life + find somethig else better to do with your time then using a public web site as a chat room!
I work as a phone salesman for Vodafone in sweden, and I can't understand why some people get so excited about this phone? After carrying it for 2 days I was totaly boared. I admit that it looks quite good, but sitll, aluminium reasembles silver painte plastic in many ways.. And it get dirty VERY easy. (fingerprints anyone?) Well, I wouldn't say it's expensive, but it's defenitly over priced. Buy something else, something that can be interesting for more than 2 days.
Great design but I have 2 gripes.
1. I miss a lot of calls on vibration. I replaced the holder that was supplied & that improved it considerably but I'm still mising calls.
2.The software is too slow, press the button & wait 2 seconds for the screen to catch up. Then if you dont wait it doesnt recognise the key stroke.
Finally a couple of cosmetic observations. I cant keep the screen clean of oily finger marks & I am starting to develop a mirror image of the keypad on the screen.
The best compliment I can give is the fact that even with these annoyances, & I am in a position where I can choose any handset, I still prefer the V3.
Very disappointing, this is an awesome phone as it is supposed to be one of the most high end ones but they didnt even give it the ability to record videos only play them back.
Check it out, the Philips 760 is by far the best looking phone by vote...beat the v3 on look hands down...and I havn't even mention function yet...!!!
When will we see a slimmer and much improved v3?
the V3 comes in 3 colours a red black and the metal grey..... in australia the only one that youcan get is themetal grey the other colours are all international models if you do wish to purchase an other colour in the v3 your ony option is to go overseas or onto a shipping website all these other colours are non avaliable in australia or in that fact alot of other countries do not stock the alternate colours!
AMSTERDAM, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Following are fourth-quarter 2004 sales of mobile phones in millions of units, as reported so far in corporate earnings releases.
Q4 2004 Q3 2004 Q4 2003 Motorola (MOT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) 31.8 23.3 22.4 Samsung Electronics (005930.KS: Quote, Profile, Research) 21.1 22.7 15.5 LG Electronics (066570.KS: Quote, Profile, Research) 13.9 11.8 8.9 Sony Ericsson (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) (ERICb.ST: Quote, Profile, Research) 12.6 10.7 8.0
Motorola (MOT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is No. 2 in global handset rankings, and Samsung is No. 3. LG Electronics is the world's No. 5 mobile phone maker and Sony Ericsson ranks No. 6. Nokia (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research) and Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) , the respective No. 1 and No. 4 will report their fourth-quarter results on Thursday.
Mobile phone makers Nokia (news - web sites) (NYSE: NOK - news) and Motorola (NYSE: MOT - news) regained market share in the fourth quarter, according to a survey by Strategy Analytics.
Worldwide handset sales reached 200 million for the quarter, and 684 million for all of 2004, the research firm said, a 32 percent increase over 2003.
But cell phone sales will grow at a slower rate in 2005, the firm predicts. It projects 7 percent unit growth for the coming year, to around 735 million phones. If the average price of a cell phone continues to decline, as it did in 2004, dollar volume could be flat.
Nokia's market share, which had slipped in recent quarters, recovered to 33.1 percent in the fourth quarter, compared to 30.7 percent in the previous period. Those gains were driven by price cuts, which led to lower operating profit margins at the Finnish phone maker's Mobile Phones division.
Motorola, which barely retained its No. 2 ranking in the third quarter, also gained market share, climbing to 15.9 percent, up from 13.9 percent, on the strength of a strong portfolio of new phones.
Samsung, which came in close behind Motorola with a 13.6 percent share in the third quarter, slipped to a 10.6 percent share in the fourth quarter, but was still slightly ahead of its 9.7 percent share in the year-ago period.
samsung kin g read this and stop bsing u ignorant.
Hmm... I got a feeling this 'big pimpa' has shrinked into a corner by coming in here to post under a different name or as an 'unknown' hmmm... Poor chap LOL
Hey =) just got my V3 yesterday and i was having problems with the software. The USB data cable doesn't detect the phone even if i downloaded the latest installer via liveupdate... can anyone help please?
To : Unknown
Pls. don't bullshit....do your research before you write something here!
The truth is exactly the opposite of what you said, Mr. Pimpa!
I was waiting long for the phone to arrive, the press descriptions were talking of great stuff, and it fulfilled my biggest wish: a phone that is slim enough to fit into the pockets of my jeans and does not need a keypad lock that switches itself on/off every once in a while.
However, when it finally arrived I was not amused. The look and feel of the hardware is great, they have built selected materials into the thing, but the software handling is inferior to about everything that I came across in models of competitors on the market.
The software problems are not so much for the lowlevel stuff, network protocols, messaging input, media storage - it's the frontend stuff that is weird. The menu icons are hard to interpret on their own, the phonebook navigation sucks badly, some action subscreens miss a 'cancel' button, the paper user guide has not revealed answers to questions - if it's not obvious then it isn't there.
Especially the phonebook handling is the thing that surely makes it unusable for any traveller job. Contact-search only goes by the first letter, and it does not have a perso card to store multiple numbers and emails for one name. It only has a feature to "compress" the list view by name but better not try to rename an entry (it only renames one number!), pressing ok on a "compressed list" entry will show you exactly one number of that person (and no hint that you better scroll down to see extra items), you can not enter a postal adress, webpage or anything different than an number or email - not to speak of any other perso card details like birthdays that you want to record. Even my first motorola had a freetext field but this one does not have one - abusing the email field requires you to enter a "@" somewhere in the middle. WTF.
Anyway, when the v3 did hit the local stores back in last year, I did not buy it, much too expensive for the functionality it provides. But the price did drop as fast as a free fall being now less than 50% for a new one compared to the introductory price. I did now buy one, and it's good enough a phone in the price range of 300-400: for the feature of slimness I am willing to get away with these guys not testing their own products in a day job.