Dadbeh, 01 Dec 2008Hey Guys! could you please help me about the living background? It seems to has motions only ... moreThe living background will only change after the background light turn off; and after a certain period of time. You won't see it change when the screen is light up.
could you please help me about the living background? It seems to has motions only when the charger has been plugged! I think there should be a way to realive the flash type backgrounds and make them moving through normal us.
Thank you CARBON Brothers!
Lee, 27 Nov 2008Hello angain and thank you for staying in touch. I have checked out the Motorola Aura and I do... moreHi Lee, how are you? I have been out of town for a few days! Back in town Sunday but was extremely busy. Only got the time to check out this website now.
I"m sorry but I really do not understand what you mean by which version of the Motorola V9! ... I thought there's only one version?!
I'm from Hong Kong & Motorola first came out with the maroon colour & then the black colour one. I got rid of my last "regular" 8800 Arte at the time cos all of them that I had owned & changed kept on having different problems. The shop manager of my service provider told me that Motorola is doing a promotion with their V9 by giving away a W181. Also the service provider is giving out a discount of HK$500., so I got my phone for a really low price! It's a simple phone but still more features than the 8800 Arte.
After using the V9 for a week, I brought one for my dad & he liked it. He was switching back & forth between the V9 & 8800 to compare which one is better/more suitable for him; and what I noticed was that he don't use his 8800 anymore & finally gave it to my mom! My dad is still using the V9 now & my mom kept on complaining the phone overheat!
Although I got rid of my last 8800 Arte, I still though it's a nice looking phone & I also have the preference for slider phones. I finally can't resist the urge to buy another 8800 (this time the Sapphire Arte) & thought that Nokia must have retified & upgraded the phone after so many months...but I was totally wrong! Just after a few days that I brought the Sapphire Arte, they came out with the Carbon Arte & I thought they must have improved & I was wrong again!!!
My brother-in-law also asked me to buy one for him because he had tried mine & he picked the maron colour. The only problem with the V9 is the battery, which do not last long enough for people like me & my in-law; cos we talk a lot on the phone daily! Anyway, battery in a slim phone rarely last as long as battery in a thicker phone.
Motorola came out with the shiny gold colour & couple different colours with their V9, which I noticed from show windows. I believe the dark blue colour one is the newest colour & also my favourate. Well, colour is very personal.
One big advantage of flip phone is that you can take your own picture by using the outer screen as the view finder.
I do not need a phone to show off. I just put in an order for an Aston Martin DBS touchtronic, and I'm not buying it mainly for showing off ... I just like the car bacause it looks nice inside out. Just wish that it will perform as well as it look?!
You won't go wrong with the Moto V9 as long as you are paying a reasonable price.
before you give a comment on a certain phone! check first what degree of the phone.... i mean check if it belongs to low end, mid end, high end or a limited edition that is only for elegance! ok? Use ur brains! before giving a comment!
In my opinion, nokia phones are crap.. i bought a P1i from SE phones, just check it, the price is low too, comparing prices, this phone is very expensive and has no amazing features, i give it a 3.
I hate nokia phones!!
They don't even have memory card slot, i'm wondering why they keep doing phones without that.
And.. no WiFi :S
this is prob the best looking phone i have ever seen! if your after a phone thats full of gadgets then your looking at the wrong phone, but if your after elegence, style and a phone to be a phone then grab one of these. very pricy but stands out from the crowd.
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2008Lee, if you are not in a rush to spend your money on a new phone, why not wait for the Motorol... moreHello angain and thank you for staying in touch. I have checked out the Motorola Aura and I do not like thatmobile phone at all. Its just not for me! Can I ask what version of the Motorola V9 you say is the best as I can see a few on them on GSMarena.com. I would appreciate your reply. I stay in Scotland, Lee
This is a very nice and stylefull phone.I have buy this phone yesterday and I think everybody must have respect for this beautifull 8800 carbon.
Lee, 25 Nov 2008Yes, your comments were very helpful indeed so thank you for taking the time and explaining wh... moreLee, must also try the 8800 Arte outdoor in the day time - the screen become hard to see!
Lee, 25 Nov 2008Yes, your comments were very helpful indeed so thank you for taking the time and explaining wh... moreLee, if you are not in a rush to spend your money on a new phone, why not wait for the Motorola Aura & compare it to the 8800 Arte. If you definately need 3G capability, then forget about the MotoAura & just go for for the 8800. If I were you, I'll definately give myself one more choice.
Your Samsung Touch is a good phone & I had brought 2 (coral pink) for my 2 sisters. I personally do not like touch screen phones cos it's dangerous to use when I drive...even your Samsung with heptic feedback is still not as good as a regular keypad - at least for me. Anyway, I have a phone in my car.
I had the Prada phone before, but it's not so good. I still have the Motorola Ming (also a touch screen phone) with me because I need it to write Chinese SMS messages when I travel to China.
I do not have any idea which country you are from, but I want to recommand the Motorola V9 to you - it's an excellent phone for calls & the price in my country is only 1/4 the price of the 8800 Arte. I think it's an excellent buy, and it's really a practical phone for daily use (I have the black colour one but I saw a blue colour one yesterday & want to buy it too! If the V9 is no good, I would not have the thought of getting rid of both of my 8800 Arte & buy another Motorola V9!). Anyway, the V9 is a 3.5G phone & have video call feature; where as the 8800 is without.
In the beginning when the 8800 Arte came out, I really can't resist the look of the phone & I must have to own it! Now that after a period of time & frustration with my numerous 8800 Artes, the Arte is not fresh to me anymore...but more of a nuisence!
Can't give you any comment on the MotorolaAura cos I have not seen or try the real thing yet, but it does look real nice in the review by Mobile-review.com
I still suggest for you to go and check out the Motorola V9; if the selling price is reasonable in your country.
I was going to buy the HTC Diamond when it first came out (I only need to pay 60% the price of the phone on a promotion...approx. US$450.), but the speaker sound quality is lousy & too quiet. The reaction of the phone is also very slow. The battery sucks from what I heard from friends! Look nice & features are excellent. I may get one if they improve the software.
G2G, Good Day.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2008Lee, trust me - I have both the Black Sapphire & Carbon, and the Black Sapphire is definately ... moreYes, your comments were very helpful indeed so thank you for taking the time and explaining what you did to me. I currently have a Samsung Tocco but I really can not get on with touchscreen phones so that is why I am looking to change back to Nokias and especially the Arte. I must admit the black Arte does interest me the most and this is the one I fancy going for. The Tocco has a 5MP camera and it is very very good but I do not really use it and I am relly looking for a mobile phone to be just a phone, not for internet useage, not for a MP3 player, but of course want to make a bit of a statement when I pull my mobile out of my pocket. Any other phones that you think would be good for me I would love to hear back from you again but for now thank you for your comments once again, Lee
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Lee, 24 Nov 2008Ok folks, after reading pages and pages of comments on GSMarena.com I am definitely going to b... moreLee, trust me - I have both the Black Sapphire & Carbon, and the Black Sapphire is definately better looking in the long run.
I used to have the original 8800 Arte & I brought quite a few (8 of them as present for business associates in China). The Chinese people love it because it mean high class to them. i myself got rid of mine cos I encounter build quality issue with mine...including software & hardware problem!
I like the look of the 8800 Arte, which is why I picked up a Black Sapphire Arte & hoping Nokia improve on the original Arte. After one week that I brought the Sapphire Arte, Nokia came out with the Carbon Arte & I also brought one cause it looked different from the dark colour of the other 8800 Arte.
Look is very personal, so pick any Arte model you fancy. I must tell you that I have hanging problem most of the time when I take a picture with my Sapphire Arte, I have to restart the phone again!...don't seem to have the same problem with the Carbon yet?! This show me that Nokia really have inconsistant build quilty! The camer is really useless - slow & low quality!
Another con is that finger prints are all over the phone after use & then the slider become slippery to open or close!
The biggest let down is the overheat issue - I really can't stand it! My advise for you is to test the phone before you buy...try continous talk for 15 minutes & see if the phone will overheat badly or not, and if you can accept it. If you only use for phone for short period of conversations, then this is not an issue for you. My mom also using a 8800 Arte & she rarely talk long with her mobile phone, but there was one time she called me up & asked me why her 8800 overheated so badly & if I can take it for her to fix. I told her there's nothing can be done except chang to another brand because this is a common issue with most Nokia phones!
Anyway, I'm getting a Motorola Aura soon cos I'm really tired of these 8800 Arte. The only thing that's missing in the Motorola Aura is 3G capability!!!
Hope my comment can help you?!
Made in Korea, little size brick, whay this much to spend for Korea made, screen dust is major prolem, spnding 1500 US$ for that ? is really i made that mistake. requesting all dont buy
Ok folks, after reading pages and pages of comments on GSMarena.com I am definitely going to be buying a Nokia 8800 but what I need to know is going on looks, and looks alone, what is the better phone to go for? Is it the Black Arte or the Carbon Arte? I only want to hear from people who actually own either of these phones.
Many thanks, Lee
Terrible camera, overheat issue & when face oil stick to the phone; it's so slippery & difficult to open the slider!
Btw, Sapphire Arte is better looking & feel more high class than the Carbon Arte.