it's not a huge phone - you won't lose it in your pocket though but the risk of a VPL (visible phone line) is minimal as it's just over 11mm thick! it's about 4x2ins and weighs enough to reassure you it's there!
the camera is alright on the main screen of the phone but as you can't access the phone memory using the usb cable (only the memory card) and my bluetooth dongle has gone awol, I can't take any pictures off the phone itself to post up.
I was about to go for the SE V600i on 3G or the razr, but saw the slvr and as I fancied it for a while, decided to go for that!
DAVE i want to ask, is this phone really big in the meta, are the buttons well lit up and is the camera good considering its vga?
also was there any other phones you would have considered at the time when you bought the L7?
I believe the phone is locked to voda as a matter of course, esp as they're the only UK carrier at the minute
no, mine didn't come with a card - it uses TransFlash and the lass at the vodafone shop said I could have had a 256mb one for 40 quid iirc... the link are doing 128s for 29.99 - extortion if you ask me!!
and yeah, it's quadband not triband
Did your SLVR come with a memory stick at all? I saw this phone on ebay a few days ago and it came with a 256 mb memory stick (looked like the really small ones it uses)
Thanks for any help :o)
Just picked one up from Vodafone Stockport. software version all exactly the same as yours Dave. No sign of iTunes at all. Keys all ok so far.
Really nice phone. Just shame about Vodafone branding :(
Still for £150 it cant be bad
I will say one thing tho - the 6, 9 and # keys have developed a bit of a wierd creak when you press them, and they seem to be a bit flimsy... maybe one for the warranty if it gets worse, hopefully it won't come to that! (that is the only complaint I've got about the phone so far!)
No probs, I have to admit I was a bit shocked when the lass at vodafone brought the box out! I'd originally asked at the link about it, and was told it wouldn't be released on any carrier until 2006...
I'm guessing edge support will simply be a reflash or is it a hardware type of thing?.
This is the version info on my phone so if anyone gets their hands on one, it would be handy to compare:
Flex Version: SE5779AXXB50E2
Technology: Quad Band GSM
SW Version: R4513_G_08.B7.5DR_RB
DSP SW Version: 63181B00
Language List: 0339
Data Ready: Yes
Browser Ready: Yes
Hope this helps anyone :)
Sorry Dave, wasnt saying I thought its was you bullsh*tting. Its Vodafone - they dont seem to know their a*se from their elbow. Just been told that it will be available online on Monday. Believe it when I see it.
Thankls for all the info. Enjoy the phone :)
Thanks Dave for your great comments!
It was said that first models would not have EDGE support but that those comming out in December will have it. Thus I am wondering whether they included it already or is it postponed.
I guess if it has EDGE it should clearly be stated in the manual...
Thanks for all that additional info Dave :) The phone looks like a beaut!
EDGE support is a wireless data transfer protocol that's much quicker than GPRS. And unless you have a phone plan that comes w/an excellent data package, it's really useless otherwise since you could just wait to go online when you get to a computer...(I'm sure, though, a big EDGE fan may be able to correct me on its usefulness tho :P)
Me again, I really should just write everything in one post!!
Anyway, if you grab the vodafone choice magazine (in vodafone stores I guess) it lists the SLVR as being £160 handset only or free on any contract on page 24 - it also says "Coming Soon". Imo I find it a bit hard to believe that price so if you can get your hands on one, they have to sell it for that. The Razr shows as being £200 handset only and as the Slvr is newer, something's not quite right!
If anyone is after specific pictures of the phone, post up and I'll do my best :-)
aha - it looks like you cant transfer the stuff that comes with the phone - I've just taken a photo of my pc monitor and it's happy sending that... :)
just a quickie here - the bluetooth seems to be deliberately crippled, either that or I'm a mong and can't use the phone properly. I can't seem to send files via bluetooth or do a search for phones with bluetooth enabled... what gives? is this something the Razr does too or is this phone 'special' ?
To answer the few questions, it's not sluggish - but that's comparing it to the C500 and a nokia 3230 which were both lethargic in the speed stakes, as for forgetting anything - I've not really had the need to take the battery out and the iTap T9-esque interface has come up trumps every time I've used it. As for the MP3 player, I've heard it's meant to use bluetooth headphones although some of the packshots of the Razr show that it comes with USB headphones, and the Slvr has a usb charging jack on the side (which could be dual purpose as on the Razr - it's currently charging on the photos of mine)
As for edge support - I'm not sure what that is so I can't really help - this is the first motorola phone i've had :-) hope this helps!
And, to prove that I'm not talking out of my rear orifice - here's some photos of it that I've just taken alongside my SPV C500 - clearly showing the vodafone UK operator logo and the vodafone branding on the battery cover.
Yep it's on contract, 200 mins and 250 texts for 30 quid per month, 18 month contract and the terms are for life.
I bought mine at the Gateshead Metrocentre branch of the Vodafone shop, so whoever is saying that vodafone reckon there's none around is talking poop - imo...