well,i've always loved nokia phones so i thought i should go for the best then i bought the 9500,the inner screen of mine is messed up now cos its so delicate it easily gets scratched.you hardly get softwares that are compatible with the phone.it doesnt have call vibrate.no screen saver,no keyboard back light so its difficult to play games in the dark.it takes time to load,no radio,its so heavy,and it doesnt come with a waste pouch.i think nokia should work on the phone so we can buy the next communicator.
Using 9500 from the day it was launched,
Tired of Repairs. The part get broken the keys remove, Its not that the phone has fallen & this happens.
Even the engineer's at Nokia Care centre many a times refuse to give any answer to the queries raised.
The Contact Book runs very slow.
If the phone does not get Hang, then there is a problem. It gets hanged atleast 5-6 times in a week.
Better should not plan for this phone till they make Upgrade.
Nokia Do some thing, Have been using Nokia since the start of Mobile in India.
Got one of these, actually onto my sixth in as many months. All of them broke! What a real shame about the totally useless button on the front;it controls almost everything but is so sensitive its a real gamble. You'll spend more time going back and forward trying to get something you want than using it. A real shame after such a long wait. The old 9210i was much better even without all the extra bits. My advice...don't get one, it's rubbish! I called Nokia about it, they told me mine was the first complaint they'd heard and if I didn't like it I should buy a different phone!
Excellent to do list for Nokis for their future communicator...(they really need to pull up their socks...9500 rather shabby piece of technology...suprising thugh Nokia normally comes up with some good stuff).
What i would like them to add is
1) Satellite phone so we can be in touch from anywhere
2) carry case to have a pouches for
- drivers licence
- credit cards (i know ewallet but that is a few years away in India)
- visiting cards
For the price & the size both the outer display & the inner screen are a joke. Video playbacks are pathetic with v e r y limited options. Upgrade the camera pleeeze!!!
To become the Greatest phone ever it would need the following updates !!!!!!
*magic word activation (as P900 & T610) *blinking Lights for battery life & bluetooth (as P900)
*reflector mirror for camera (as P900)
*Touch screen ( a definate)
*Torch (lost carkeys in dark)
*radio & stereo FM speaker
*TV Facility (IP Datacasting - as 7700)
*800x 600 resolution
*SD card capability
*light on keyboard
*GPS (world wide)
*ringtones for -Imelody,RMF,AU (as P900)
*1.3 meg camera with flash
*Allow (Pocket pc) windows mobile apps
*auto key lock (as 5210)
*Pic Identifier on front of phone
*3G net works with WCDMA/UMTS
*send pic messages (9500 can only receive)
*series 60 on front
*3D Java apps & midlets on front
*GPRS 12 Class (9500 10 class)
*IR (CIR) home remote
*18bit display 254 000K
*Birthday reminder for age control (as 6610)
*minute beep reminder while on a call on/off (SE T610)
*sms with picture reciver (as SET610)
*camera usage for scanning & edit documents
I thought this was a stylish phone with good functionality until I realized it has no vibrate!!!!!!!!!! So no being quite and discrete in meetings. You also are unable to use sim and phone memory together. If you want your notification of meetings with a single beep, forgot it. This phone will only work for people who want everyone to know they have it.. Very disappointing
One of the best SMARTPHONES....internet on egde conections work realy fine...gret display and the keyboard is very useful...good job nokia...
Knock Knock is Nokia listening....when are you launching the new communicator...9500 too old and dated tech...need 3G
Chris, the Nokia 9500 is a "general purpose" computing and communications device. That means it is universally programmable with software that can be written for it that WILL work. The fact that you have Mac and can't supposedly open files, and even the fact that you're having difficulties, is no reflection on this lovely phone. There are your difficulties, and you should learn to be more patient with a brand new product! No offense intended. I've done everything you said it couldn't.... deleting contacts, opening "PC" files, etc etc. I've had absolutely no problems at all. Give it a chance! Read the manuals! Look around on the net! It's a complex device deserved of study and practice.
Hello! i have a nokia 7710 and im planning to switch to the Nokia 9500. Based from experience, i find it very difficult to input text with a stylus, so im considering to buy this phone with a keyboard.
Thanks Buddy. Good that you shared your views on the contacts part. It is a hassle and Nokia Should do some thing about it. 9500 is a Cool Phone and to maintain its lead Nokia should invest and solve this problem. I although own a 9300, it also has this limitation. Nokia! are you hearing!!!
i love the phone so much and i even want to buy one for my self and my mum
I had the 9500 for three weeks, and while the size issues have been talked about before, the functionality was almost perfect. I say almost, because I found a fairly big issue.
I have 1400 contacts, and sync with my computer, sync finally worked OK, although via Bluetooth isn't the fastest around. However, wanting to send ANY message, SMS, MMS, or email, resulted in a three minute wait time for the system to open the contacts address book. Now I know 1400 is a lot, but surely busy business people must have more than that. Nokia offered no help and said I should reduce contacts ....this is their flagship business phone and that was the advice. Shame really .....
Swapped out and bought a Palm One Treo 650, and althoughWi-Fi is missed, the ability to send an email in under four minutes is a greater benefit, plus the Treo is much smaller and lighter.
I still loved the 9500 but could not live with those delays. 1400 contacts took up 537k of space in the 80M memory, and nothing else on there. A real shame, but the Treo is simply fantastic
Can we have a phone that supports 2 sim cards
1 sim for business and number given to everyone
2nd sim private no only for family and friends
Hi there guys, I've got to tell you Nokia 9500 is a great phone but not really the best. To use this phone to its fullest extent, the owner needs to have at least a little bit of background in IT. Nokia 9300, it's mainly for the business execs. I've had not much problems connecting to Internet via Wifi and it is only impossible to connect to a router when the signal is LOW. regarding the absence of vibration, it would be better to get a Bluetooth headset with vibration or any other accessories. There cannot be a PERFECT product other wise it'll be too expensive and sales will go down badly for Nokia. Wait for another couple of years... Then the perfect phone may be there.