I just got my n7710 flashed to firmware version 4.01.0. Excellent upgrade!! The phone is quite a bit faster now. No hangs. I have over 700 contacts in it and the search for a contact is very tolerable. Sending SMS, MMS, email is a breeze. Of course the quality of multimedia is still one of the best i have heard. I just wish i could use stereo bluetooth headset for it. Maybe Nokia will include the bluetooth A2DP profile soon. The screen is amazing. Better than those phones advertised with 262k colors like the P910i (which i owned and decided to sell and use the N7710). For those who want to send text messages while driving (i don't know why you want to take that risk) this phone is not for you. Otherwise at this stage and with the newest firmware, imho, this is the best phone out there. I just hope Nokia will change their mind and start fully supporting it. And all other 3rd party vendors too. Of course, with all the built-in apps, plus skyforce and superminers, it will take me quite a while before i go looking for additional software. GREAT PHONE!!! Go get one!
How can one enable Wifi in nokia 7710, i know by default its not available but heard by using SDIO cards its possible, will that work with Nokia 7710 and which are the good SDIO cards?and how are the experiences with WiFi and nokia 7710.
Sahil, I cant find anyway to get the mail application to automatically save messages to the memory card. It seems it saves messages to c:\system\mail. All I can suggest is regular backups to your pc or your memory card using PC Suite or Powerfile respectively. I'd recommend installing nothing to the device and only using it for what you have to. Sorry, but maybe someone knows a way.
Sal, the 7710 is slow in comparison to a lot of non-smart phones or some high end smart phones with small displays. The reason for this is that it has the largest display of any phone and therefore has a lot more pixels to update and it only has a 150mhz processor. I guess the multi-tasking software doen't work too well either as it doens't close down all the programs properly and thus eats memory).
All that said, I think its as fast if not faster than my 6600 and as fast as any phone I've had. Only thing slow is when I open a directory with lots of photos and I want to view thumbnails. So, no, its not slow really, its all comparative.
i have got this phone for a long time now.i m satisfied n say tht it is bettr than communicator but agree to this tht not practical...
i dont knw how to send msgs to memory card so if anyone can helpm plz do plz plz n ya this is awesum phone
Great Phone at all aspects. All my friends are amazed of the features and toys that came with it. BUY İT!!!
MP3 ringtones: you just move the mp3 track into the same folder as all the other ringtones and then amend your profile and it will be there. Its a doddle.
PS, Gregg's post was asking about the 7710 and how it handles e-mail.
Gregg keep the post for nokia 7710
in ur post i didnt see anywhere u asking for 7710!
if u want an oppinion about the 7710 -read the previous posts-they will give u the information about the phone and users views.
then ask questions if u have some
Greg, the 7710 has "push e-mail" like the Blackberry, but you have to subscribe to use it. Its called Always-on mail and you get a 60 day trial with the phone. It seems simple enough to use, but as my vodaphone subscription is of "uncertain" data size (basically I dont have a clue how long I can connect to the net for before I'm billed), I haven't used it for more than a few minutes. So anyway, it works and its easy, not sure about the cost. You also have "ye olde fashioned" method of just connecting as and when you want to download them (as I used to on my 6600). As far as the phones you are comparing with, I looked at the A1000 and discounted it quite early on as being no where near as good. Not sure why now though. I can look into it if you want to remind myself. What do you want the phone to do.
Hugo, thanks for that. I'm a Nokia fan myself, so was prefering the 9500 (and we have chargers etc aplenty). Besides, if she doesn't like it, I'll swipe it and get her something like a 6630 :o)
Mohit, you're welcome. I was quite chuffed myself when I was led to it.
How does it handle email? Anyone try forwarding email to it? I currently am using a Blackberry device and a Moto V300. Blackberry for email and internet, Moto for phone and camera. I need to downsize to one unit. My debate is over this phone, Moto A768i, and Moto A1000. Any recommendations?
Whitchking, never go Treo. They are the worst phones that we have ever launced. If you like the palm os and its limitations, then go with it, but in my personal experience with both the Treo 600 & 650, I would reccomend staying away. Being a 9500 user, I would say the 9500 is the best bet for a business phone.
Siddarth, the video on the Jam is very good, I will admit.But when the photos and videos are viewed on a pc, then they are really just avarage.
Thanks to witchking for providing the address.I now have ample themes and games with me to keep me satisfied for months.It's great that we still have helpful persons like witchking and hugo on this earth.
thx both witchking and hugo. u really of very helpful nature.
so i think after hearing all this it will b better to go with 7710.
i have heard video rec and video playback on jam is very good . wht u guys say abt video?
Thanks Hugo :o)
Can you advise which business phone you would recommend in your experience? I think the 9500 is best for my fiancee, but I have just started looking in the last week and these things take time.
Intersting to hear what you say about the Jam, as that the Treo 650 and the 9500 are top of her list. I'll let her know.
Again, working in telekoms I have some info on the jam again.
The Jam is a "good" phone, but is has some serious issues. Even the latest version of the Jam ROM is not up to scratch. It has some major instability bugs, and a major drawback is that you can not send any information over Bluetooth with it.
The screen is not of the best quality, and the sound is particularly bad. And it takes ages to show pictures in thumbnail view.
Its screen scratches very easily and is extremely expensive to replace, whereas the 7710's screen is not all that expensive (R1500 compared to R2500).
I have alot of unhappy customers who are now stuck with a phone (Jam) which they do not want any more.
Siddarth. Hard to say really. I have read comments from people who have sold their Jam's for the 7710 and prefer the 7710, but then I have heard of people selling the 7710 too.
It all comes down to what you want it for. The 7710 has the better screen, camera and a radio. The Jam is faster and has more apps available, but is supposed to be less usable and somewhat buggy and sucks as a phone (apparently).
The Jam comes with Standard Applications for the i-mate JAM :
• i- mate™ bundled Themes and Ringtones
• Microsoft® Pocket Outlook; Inbox, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks
• Microsoft® Windows® Media Player 10
• Microsoft® MSN Messenger
• Microsoft® Pocket Internet Explorer
• Microsoft® Pocket Word
• Microsoft® Pocket Excel
• Microsoft® ActiveSync
• KSE Truefax v2.0
• Album (video & audio)
• Photo contacts / Photo caller ID
• Wireless Modem (included in CD)
Reviews I have read gave the Jam higher marks than the 7710 just. I dont have a Jam, and if I were to choose, I would not get one, but that is because I like Nokia, a good camera and screen and a radio. I can also put up with the odd crash which reading about phones, they all seem to have. I'm trying to convince my fiancee to get the 9500 which is what I think I would get in her (business) shoes as I think the Jam will annoy her as a phone.
I forgot to mention one thing: I tried to format my phone memory with the code *#7370#. It formatted the phone alrite, but I lost the ability to switch to Line 2 and one theme!!
Has ne one xperienced something like this.
Shed some light on this.
When life hands you lemons, ask for tequilla and salt!!