Received the GPS unit today. It does add some thinkness to the lower back portion of the shell and a little less than an ounce to the weight, other than that there are just minor differences with the shell that comes with the phone. The rubber is lessened on the the sides to allow better conduction for the GPS antenna, smaller rubber coverage on the bottom of the phone, and the keypad uses orange instead of white for the numbers. The unit can only act as a stand alone GPS at this time, the travel guide function is not operable at this time and nokiausa.com or Nokia Tech Support knew when it would be up and running. That was a main reason for the purchass of the shell so there is some disappointment that they released the unit without that feature working. Also, the site they list in the US User Guide to order additional regions (www.softwaremarket.nokis.com) does not sell to the US market. The GPS antenna also does not seem to work in the car, which could be a major hindrance when the travel guide kinks are worked through. Though it was rather overcast where I was today, so that may have affected reception in car. Outside the unit typically received between 4 and 7 sattelite links, though this would change rather rapidly and go under the 4 link threshold for marking a waypoint. As far as accuracy, stayed pretty true to the 30m statement by Nokia. Final judgement on the unit will have to be made after the travel guide feature is working though.
If you are thinking of buying the unit for the travel guide feature, I suggest waiting until that is operable.
The GPS cover, CC-70D, is available now on the nokiausa.com site. Ordered it from their site for US$114.99 plus tax, so total cost is US$122. delivered.
Nah, bluetooth is probably too delicate for rugged use. It's the same with the fone display. A lot of idiots would rag about the 5140's screen because it's still the old CSTN compared to the newer TFT screens.
Well, CSTN may have crappy resolution, but it's tougher than TFT. So it makes no sense for the 5140 to have an easily-breakable screen, that's why it uses CSTN. Besides, a lot of other phones may have Bluetooth, but launch them down a 5-meter drop and you'll see they're all sissies compared to the 5140.
Honestly they hyped up the phone 2 much it should pf have bluetooth as well. I mean some of the ringtones are SHIT and its a excellent reception other than that its probably keep it or buy tha 6230
It depends on what you're looking for in a phone. Are you the outdoor type and are after durability in all conditions? Or do you want good images and impressive gaming graphics? If you're the former, and you don't want to worry about your phone getting damaged anytime you go outdoors, then get the 5140. Or if you prefer crisper images and a better screen resolution, then you should go for the K500.
hy i wanna buy a new phone and i have to choose between k500i and 5140. which is better?
I had the phone sent away and it was a falty speaker...works fine now though it dosn't seam to be as loud as the older model...I'll try the EFR option to see if it improves....Also I can't buy the GPS cover yet...(AUS) Can't wait.....
Anyone know anything regarding the Express-On GPS shell for this phone? How well has it performed in trials? When in 1st Qtr. '05 will it be available in N. America? What will it cost?
Love the phone... BUT...I updated from the older 5210..The new phone is great except the sound quality...It seams to almost drop out if I move around while talking .also while driving I can't hear if I use the hands free that came with the phone ...It's just not loud enough...I never had this problem with the older model..
As far as I know, the IR is compatible with other phones. An officemate of mine was able to transfer a polytone to my phone via IR on his N-Gage. And then of course I was able to transfer images via IR to and from my wife's Tungsten T, which is a relatively old model.
i do have a question.. is the IR port compatible with other phones? cause there are some phones like 7250 or 7250i which transfer data through IR only to 7250/7250i..
anyone who can answer to my question? and quite fast..
Or infrared. I was able to transfer files from my phone to my wife's PDA using infrared, so it should be no big deal for a pocket PC, which you can then sync with a desktop PC. A bit tedious but it's the best I can come up with, since the Nokia software drivers don't seem to be working for Macs.
Failing more memory is there any way that you can get the pics and vids on to a mac or next best a PC? Cuz then it doesn't matter how much it has! Mabe a special cable would do it?
Hey bhavin. Go for this mobile dear.Coming soon in Gujarat.Right now available in mumbai only. Lots of features in it. U cant believe. Just go through it.