Hi everyone. I have recently bought the 7710 and am pleased with it except for:
1. There were NO styluses in the box (I had to buy an aftermarket (genuine Nokia) stylus as my retailer kept trying to give me a genuine Nokia one but not the 7710 stylus. Strangely, on Nokia's website they say that styluses are not available seperately.
2. I threw away the leather case...it is rubbish. Again I purchased an aftermarket case which also protects the screen.
3. And my biggest problem - it decides somehow not to play the ringtone when a call is incoming so I miss loads of calls (and no, I haven't set the silent profile, that remains unchanged as "General"). The only way I have got round the problem is to remove the battery for a short while and lo, when I put it back in calls start rining again. Anyone else had this proble? Is it a firmware problem?
Paul, there are two ways. Either use a memory card reader or use the USB connector and PC Suite to move them across. I use both. Videos need to be in Realplayer format or in Smart Movie format if you have that.
Amit, get Switcher. The problems are almost certainly due to your phone memory being full of junk and then dying. I had the same problem until I discovered this. That said, if you have an old version of the firmware, then that can cause problems. 3.26 and above are quite stable.
PS, my boss is in today, so limited responses.
I finally bought nokia 7710!!!!its a really gr8 phone but i have one question..... how can i put video clips in my phone???
this phone is a good one.but it really hangs a lot.this is what disappoints me every now and then
hello, anyone can tell me if radio fm or Mp3 is louder than sony ericsson p900??
Firstly, one of the main reasons that the 7710 is comparitivley slow is that it has such a large screen with a lot of pixels. This means that the cpu (150mhz) has a lot of work to do whenever the screen is updated. They could have improved this by using a higher frequency cpu, but then that would have increased the cost of the thing and moved it into 9500 territory / price and its not that sort of phone.So the primary reason the 7710 is slow(er) is the large screen and not exactly sparkling cpu. Also the memory management (garbage collection) is poor, so unless you use Switcher, it starts to lose all its free memory and gets slower and slower.
The 910i uses UIQ and has a smaller screen to update. I dont recall the CPU on it, but it must be a comparitivley higher spec. That said, the 7710 is not that slow really. Its faster than my 6600 by a long way and that had a tiny screen and was doing next to nothing. Oh and I feel the applications work as well as the games and as both are written in Symbian, (the very odd java game aside)this is to be expected. Oh and Symbian is a cut down version of C++ designed to work better in a reduced memory space.
As for S90, it is no different from S80 (which has the same core functionality as the S60), aside from the user interface. Aside from that, the two are the same and it is not the UI part that is causing the performance. All Symbian OS's have the same core, but they add extra api's to that core and overlay a different UI. So, no, the S90 is not the cause of the sluggishness. S90 (the UI portion) proved very difficult for Nokia to get right (its was their first touchscreen iirc and the screen itself was also a challenge) and the 7700 never saw the light of day. The 7710 is really a "concept phone" and Nokia are learning a lot from its development and our use of it and I'm sure wil incorporate the best bits in their future phones.
That said, there is also a rumour going round that Nokia are starting to favour Linux as an OS as this would prove cheaper for them in the long run (no licencing costs). But yes, the S90 series is dead, but we will see future phones using a lot of what was in it no doubt.
Thanx for the answer. But i do not get why a Company such as Nokia need to come out with Symbian 90 (which I think is the sole reason of its slugishness and slow performance) as the games works fine once loaded but not other applications. But P910i of SonyEr works rock solid. Is it because of its processor or the Integrated OS which i think is UIQ or S 60 different version. Besides, Nokia has Officially stated to discontinue S90 platform.
No it is not possible to upgrade the OS from S90 to S100 (or whatever they call it) almost certainly.
This is because the core of the new OS is supposed to be based on S60 with the graphics i/f utilising elements of the S90. Most of the Symbian OS's have a similar core, (with varying degrees of extension on them) and then all have a different i/f layer. The reason we can use some S80 software is that the core OS on both is almost identical and the only difference is the I/F.
So anyway, short answer is no you cant. Best you can hope for are new firmware updates. Besides, by the time a new improved OS comes out the 7710 will be old hat anyway and no one will be using it! :)
hi Can anyone tell me will it be possible to upgrade 7710's symbian 90 to the next better version which does not hang so often(if Symbian and Nokia decides to upgrade it)?
The screen is quite sturdy, however, you can keep it in its pouch (I have started doing this recently) or you can buy stick on covers for the screen (eg http://www.boxwave.com/found/screen-cover/screen-cover.htm). I've never bought the stick on things though.
I clean mine using the provided cloth and my breath. I would not recommend anything stronger unless nokia recommend it (which they dont). Also make sure you use the stylus or your fingers only.
PS Just got my replacement phone from Vodafone and it has firmware 4.01! Great! Oh and they only wanted the phone back, so I get to keep everything else! Bargain!
Can you please suggest if there is an option for safeguarding the touch screen from dirt,dust and scratches.
Also, do suggest if we could clean it with any liquid solution, if Yes, with what?
Yes Smartmovie player is available for the 7710. Check in the S90 section of my-symbian to see what is and isn't (though there list is not exhaustive).
thanks for the advice. anyway, how about smartmovie player? can it be used on the 7710?
No, the 7710 cannot use S60 applications. It uses S90 applications and can also run some S80 apps.
That said, I have run some S60 apps on my phone and they worked, but you cannot interact with them as you have no "real" keyboard which they are expecting.
can someone please tell me if 7710 can use series 60 applications!!!!!! thanks.
You CANNOT upgrade your own firmware without specialist equipment. I have e-mailed you a link to a forum on which I posted a picodrive Rom site. Dont ask for pirate copies of software here though please as it p*sses off the admins and you will be deleted/banned.
Video quality with the 7710's video camera is poor. The only thing you can do to improve it is make sure you have HIGH quality selected (default is normal) and then hold the phone quite still.
Best site with some free and trial ware is www.my-symbian.com (look in the S90 area).
hi der guys. im just new here and i also want to have some talks about our phones, cant we just upgrade the firmware of our nokia 7710?also, i have a picodrive,could someone here give me some roms so that i could play some games. my smart movie player also isnt licensced,could someone gave me the licensce number so that i could use it as long as i could,im also noticing that the videos taken and being viewed in real player is very poor,how can we enhanced it coz we all know that nokia 7710 is one of the best phones released right?can someone also give me a website of freeware games. i hope everyone of you here will reply in my post. more power to everyone! hyacinth18 of PHILIPPINES.
Just letting people know that my 7710 is being replaced as I the bottom right key is malfunctioning. Never had a problem with a nokia before, but this phone is toast. ALso it decided to rearrange all my icons for no reason and randomly reboot.
Still a good phone, but be careful buying one without a decent support cover.
It is possible to playing mp3's as ringtones. They must be stored on your device (not the memory card). Place the mp3 in C:\MyDocs\Sound clips and then look in your profile and it will be there. Just select it and you're away. I just tested this again and it works perfect.
Have sent info about themes. I dont condone piracy etc though. EEmame and picodrive are pretty good though.