u can upgrade ur firmware in ur nearest authorized nokia service center or to a nokia care center in ur country, u can try to contact em locally.. usually firmware upgrade is FREE of charge for 1 year from date of purchase and u can upgrade it everytime there's a new one, as long as u got ur 3250 in an authorized store or if d box of ur phone has a sticker of "comes with a limited warranty"
firmware is a software program or set of instructions programmed on a hardware device. it provides the necessary instructions for how the device communicates with the other hardware device
firmware is d software version of a mobile phone (actually even digicams, TVs, DVDs and d like has this) usually if d firmware no. of ur unit is lower it means d built in software of ur device is older, take note firmwares r continually being upgraded by manufacturers to improve their device's performance and if any, correct any BUGS or ERRORS dat d current firmware has.. it's like windows xp service pack1 and windows xp service pack2, between em WinXP SP2 is more updated than the SP1, hence SP2 may have more features and/or better performance plus corrected software problems.. in other words firmware updates can improve the performance and reliability, indeed even the basic available functionality of a device, and many devices benefit from regular firmware updates. u can check ur firmware (if nokia) by pressing *#0000# wyl ur on d idle screen or standby screen wer ur wallpaper, signal strength and battery meter is usually shown.. or u can take it from this point of view, firmware upgrade is like re-installing an OS like windows xp on ur PC.. =)
according to nokia, there r no compatible enhancement such as a camera flash that can b attached on 3250.
d slowing down on d msgng side is bcoz of d old firmware (preproduction version, lower than V3.18) or perhaps bcoz of d network provider's bundled firmware which does NOT hav d OEM firmware of Nokia installed. a simple firmware upgrade will solve dat problem. i hav 3250 for almost 3 months, and d twisting doesn't seem to change from d first tym i got it, still works 100% whichever u twist, phone, music or camera mode!
ur welcome! oh yeah, i forgot, u can buy a card reader (a USB SD card reader, if im not mistakin) and use d microSD of 3250 as a USB mass storage. standard 3250 package contains a microSD adapter so u can plug it on d SD card reader..
3250 is a S60 3rd ed symbian phone which has d new security platform for better virus protection and content protection (this is a plus for game/app developers but not to us..) sExplorer is like fExplorer but it does not browse 'sys' and 'private' folders due to d aforementioned reasons. u can download it here:
if ur a music addict, i highly recommend 3250 and yes, it can play many types of ringtones be it, WAV, mp3, AAC, eAAC+, wma and more! as for connectivity, 3250 does not have an infrared and it's not WLAN, so if those r not dat impt to u, 3250 might b d real phone for ya.. on d other hand, re compatibility, as of now there r not dat much of compatible games/apps for 3250 bcoz of it being a S60 3rd ed model like N80, N71 but rest assured by end of this year, we'll see LOTS of apps/games and ALOT lot more themes for 3250!
i am a regular nokia user and i have all the solutions 1 thing change your message memory to card then the phone will not hang while sending messages 2.never use nokia music converter just compy and paste mp3 as it is it will play sterio just copy paste and then upgrade music library its in the options any one having any other problems please let me know or mail me bye
hi viberkid,it was my first time today to read these discussions and i noticed ur too informed about nokia.so can u plz help me buy a phone?iam thinking abt 3250 and n70.the price difference in my country is not that big so it's no problem.we have no 3g yet in egypt.all i need is a phone that can play all types of ringtones,has good themes,good connectivity and compatibility.of course the appearance matters.so what do u think?i can't make myself love the n70 appearance.any suggestions to other phones?heard the n80 won't be compatible with the previous phones so that's a big disadvantage to me.hope u can help me or may be anybody else can.thnxs in advance:)
Hey Viperkid.. could you please tell me how to upgrade the firmware?I have absolutely no clue of as to what firmware even is!!Please give me some details about firmware and how it can be upgraded.Thanx a lot...
Wicked phone but does anybody know how to bluetooth applications and java games to other phones. Everytime I try it tells me the file is protected and I am unable to send it. Also is there a Fexplorer version compatible yet.
hi this is nil
i had buyed a nokia 3250 and i need some games and software for it .
if any one can gave a addess of a website where i can find free games and software
plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me
u can send me e-mail at email@example.com
Thanx Viperkid. One thing more, can I buy a card reader to plug in my USB port and use it as a mass storage. PS.I've got win 98.
howz this phone? they say the messaging is very slow n the twist freture wears out easily, does it become loose? n wat are the real disadvantages... is this phone advisable for long term use?? plz give me the right kind of advice.. it could be a phone for me for more than 3 years..
hey guys! does anyone know if there's a camera flash in the nokia 3250? email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks in advance
viperkid Thx for letting me know. Now i gotta find a place that will upgrade it for me.
d joystick moves about 1mm on all directions, especially the up position..
negative points about 3250: no flash, infrared, video recording not on MP4 format, not WLAN/3G and its not xpress cover compatible in other words u can't change or easily exchange its casing.. if u can live without those aforementioned features or those aren't really that impt. to u, perhaps 3250 is d right phone for ya!
mZxr and radhaa:
u probably got d pre-production firmware.. upgrade it to 3.21 or to d latest 3.28! my 3250's orig firmware was V3.18 RM-38 and i did not experience any lagging or being stucked on sending msgs and d like.
CoNDoR and puki:
as of now, 1GB microSD is available. we can expect a bigger capacity, maybe b4 d end of d year.
yup pics taken indoors got slightly better! only a little though.. and no, u can't record ur own voice to be used as voice tags on contacts or commands.
i recommend dat u install on ur PC and use nokia pc suite in transferring .jar and .sis files onto ur 3250 so u'll not hav any problems, except if d file ur trying to install is not meant for S60 3rd edition phones.. previous games and apps made for S60 2nd ed phones like 6630, N70, 7650, etc will not work with 3250, N80, N71, N93, N73, et al. latest version of PC suite here:
u should be able to locate it on Tools > App mgr and select d theme u want to delete if its not der, u can go to Organiser > File mgr > options > find > then type d file name of the theme u want to remove.
3250's sound quality on loudspeaker is EXCELLENTLY clear and loud, W810/W800 is no match in dat department! wyl on d supplied HS-20 earphones, i must say its GREAT, clearer and louder than W810 connected to d walkman branded big headset (covering d whole ear) which i tried on a SE concept store not d (HPM-70 i think dat's d right model..) default rubber plug type earphones.. d sales lady told me dat d big headset is more expensive than d default HPM-70, though the bass element on W810 connected to d said big walkman branded headset has better bass but i must repeat d TREBLE element on is poor. unfortunately, u can't transfer files between ur pc and phone and vice versa without d PC suite 6.8 and d fact dat 3250 is only compatible with CA-53 cable which is for winXP or win2000 only so USB mass storage for drag and drop is NOT possible either.. with that said, u can't use 3250 as a modem on a pc runnin below windows 2000 SP4.
hey any body plz help me out . plz give me the pros and cons of 3250 elaborately. i'll be seriously thankfull to him.
hi everybody! Plz can any 3250 user help me out of this . Actually i'm going to buy a new cell next week , i have 3 options either to go for 3250 , w550i , motorazr v3i. But since in my country(india) , 80% user are nokia so i prefer nokia. Plz comment on these pts.
- is joystick userfriendly
- is the rotating part delicate
- how's the camera
- speaker(both external and earphone) sound quality as compared to w550i
- radio in loudspeaker
plz be true to your answers
Hi guys, i'm new to this thread and i have a few questions about the 3250. I must say, its unique syle and features truly temptes me to buy it, but there are still a few nagging doubts. First to start off with, i have never been impressed with the nokia cameras. Through out this thread people have said it is quite good, but there is one odd response where it says that the camera quality is poor inside or something. The good news is, the music quality both in the speakers and headphones is good. Since i am an N-Gage user, i need a phone that can give me an ample supply of softwares and applications. Well, what i'm really asking for is an accurate response giving me details about its camera and its software availabilty.
Thanks for your help guys,
Hope to Here from you guys soon.
Nokia for me is the we can trust becouse is very to useand many options.
The nokia 3250 im my country i so the first time the last 5 of June 2006 in television.
Is beautiful and many optins. The special think is to rotate when want to use the camera.I if possible want to get one.Sory y englis is very poor.
To Viperkid, I've been reading this thread since the begining and seems like you are the in house Nokia expert:P . I'm planning to buy this phone so how's the sound quality? And another important thing ,I've got win 98 but the PC Suite requires XP. So can I still transfer music and datas and most importantly use it as a modem? Plz. reply any help will be much appriciated. Thank you.