Can anyone tell me what the two small 'holes' besides the keyboard plate are? One at the bottom-right corner of the #-key and one above the right softkey????
Amazingly so yes. I actually never bought that one. Even though tempted by the titanium case. But after the 8850 it felt awkwardly clumpsy, but this is not the place to discuss that one.
But I'm sure there will be a V3+ or V4 with improved software, and perhaps a few hardware bugs corrected. It is rather awkward to put the batterycover back on. Also the mechanical keyboard problem if you press above the two softkeys. The lacking polishing finish of the two sharp flaplifter cut-ins, The phone being so thin that the ruber between the keys touch the screen, etc. etc. same with every basically new hardware.
And a few deign flaws. It looks stupid that the external screen only occupy 30% of the black area. Assymetry of sidekeys. The 90% angle of the batterycover shold be continued to integrate the the usb-plug better.
Yes, two years obviously, but 3-6 months time, no.
Not like the price drop on the 6230 or k700i.
That was not a too clever comment... In one or two years of course this phone looks like a dinosaur, just look back two years... So of course the price will drop.
The price of the V3 will never drop much. Thats what makes the phone so attractive. Exclusivity.
Thanks for your review.
You need a firmware upgrade or got a defective phone if the secondary display is not visible when idle. Mine is.
All the other FACTS in your review are right to my knowledge. But I don't understand your disappointment that oozes out of the whole review. Why did you buy it??? If you wanted a smartphone or a pda you should have bought that! If you just wants a very thin clamshell PHONE you got the V3, it's that simple!! The V# is NOT a computer, camera, coffee machine or whatever, and it doesn't pretend to be. You may wish that it were, but that your problem not motorolas.
And, yes, if £6 inkluding postage (check e.g. ebay) is too much for a bluetooth headset, well, then you're right you propably wouldn't have bought a £350 phone.
The coolest phone ever made! I am so thrilled every time I use it. Everyone thinks I'm speaking from a land-line phone and compliment the sound quality. Nice rich loud ringers and a great looking screen. MP3 compatability, with Bluetooth that works amazingly well! Great stuff. If you have cash to spare...get it!
A great phone. The RF quality is superior to anything else I've tried. The sounds and images are fantastic. A great gadget....
M. Steward and Edward.....sod off! You're damn jealous, and it shows!
If you're not, then how ignorant are you to purchase a phone without evaluating whether it suits your needs or not!
it's a great phone because it's slin and it's not heavy,but the price is high 847 EURO
i got a brand new v3 last night it looks cool but some keys are not working! i am waiting for a new one for exchange but i am worrying if this will be a common problem later.
ahh but they do guavajam
people are stupid and vain, they need this phone to lift there ego
the V3 phone is a "feel good fashion" phone, you buy it to feel good & look cool, and its thin but has limited features. If you want features, get a s700i, has all the features, but its fat. fat vs. thin (just like people)
every one who hates this phone please tell me what phone you have, and be honest.
this will be evidence as to what sort of people dont like it.
my opinions after owning one for a month are i love the look of it, doesnt do very much but so many people come up to me and ask to have a look at it, and best of all not many people in england have got one, and why? because they cant afford to pay £400 for a phone.
its unique, its special and its good looking.
think of a bmw car. they cost loads for what they are, but they are pretige vehicles. if they were cheap then everyone would have one, making them not so desirable to the people who earn the money.......
tell me what phone you all have and i'll comment on them..........
I can´t understand what´s wrongh with you people, this phone is o VERY good piece of equipment and design, the buttons, the sounds, the usage, awsome phone, the price is a bit high but the the satisfaction its great
does anyone know if this handset has a language converter in it? and if so, what languages?
well... people obviously have paid that price for this phone, and will continue to pay that price for the phone, because they dont care about whether it costs a lot, they just care about it being such a cool and good looking phone
I would like to defend what I have previously entered.
I have been called a Motorola salesman, which is completely untrue. I am a design engineer for Hamey Technologies Australia, and thus I know exactly what goes into designing a product, no matter whether it be a phone or a microwave or a $100,000 car. The care that is taken in designing and producing these products is always of the highest quality and a lot of consideration goes into who they are making the product for, and thus they make decisions about what should be included in the product.
Obviously Motorola was targeting a certain group of people for this phone, and because other people were drawn in by this phone being new and thin and in metal, those people who weren't targeted as being part of the market for this phone were disappointed because the features that they wanted weren't in the phone.
If you want to buy a phone with certain features, like an mp3 player, or video capture, or a megapixel camera, then go into the specs page of every phone, and if a certain phone has those features, then consider buying it.
I highly doubt that any of the people who are complaining about the features that this phone may lack, actually read all of the specs before purchasing the phone. I would consider those people very stupid consumers.
"Look before you leap"
There are a lot of uneducated people in this world. And yes, Motorola may have fooled you with their attractive marketing. You should try to be more educated consumers. Do not buy something if it lacks the features that you desire. (but you can only know what the features are, if you read the specifications of the product). If you do not read the specs, then get disappointed because a product is not what you expected, do not complain on forums about it being crap. Because you are not an educated consumer! Only complain about the phone if you looked into all of the specs, talked to people in shops about the features of the phone, talked to other people who already own the phone, etc, then decided that the phone was right for you, but when in use it lets you down, then you may share your opinion of this phone, but I highly doubt that any of the people who have complained on this forum have taken those steps to be an educated consumer, and thus should not have shared their unconstructive comments.
Have a good hard look at what you did before you bought the phone, and decide whether you are an educated consumer, and if you really deserve to be placing criticisms on this forum.