What is your firmware version? You can follow the procedure posted by Brainstorm below to find out the version.
My phone is activated for GPRS, but also no GPRS counter, only GSM counter... don't know why.
How long can your 650 last? I @ Singapore, the phone lasted only 5 days with total of less then 2hr talk, 100 SMS/MMS, minimum use on infared, Auto on/off activated, LCD contrast level 2 - 10sec, vibration on, GPRS off, animation off, don't play games.
My phone does not display the GPRS counters icon (at Call Infomation->Call counters->) but only the GSM counters. Is is normal for phones that has not activated GPRS? Other brands does display GPRS counters regardless whether GPRS was activated or not.
Can't agreed more. Also hope that the external display will indicate something for SMS/miss call. Or even better, provide option to enable periodic alert for SMS/miss call.
I hope Philips will correct this random flashes in the next firmware version. I know this phone suppose to save power, but Philips can just use one character ! as an indication for outstanding items instead of larger icons at a more regular and shorter intervals. It would be better if useer can configure the interval they want. This phone is said to be for bussiness people and I think businness people can't afford to miss calls or SMSs in a random manner. I don't think we want to press the side button every minute in a meeting!
Mine also random, 10min, 1min, 6min..... think its normal. Cheers.
When there are missed calls or unread SMS, what time interval does the blue OLED flashes? Mine flashes at irregular intervals, like 4 mins then 10 mins. Is this normal or I have to upgrade the firmware? My version is 11.
Not sure if the firmware is for all region. ASIA version should be 15 as of 28 Jan 05. Saw the date on the mobile phone tools info when connected to my phone.
What is the SAR value for this phone? I can't find the value in the manual.
Is the firmware version 15 for all regions or specefic regions only? Region is as Europe, Asia,...etc.
You can just bring it to your local Philips service centre and request for a firmware upgrade. They will do it for you. No issue.
Can you actually get new firmware for Philips 650 phone? I did not find it anywhere.
Please post your firmware version here. Mine is version 15. Just key in *#4732*# and it will show you some numbers, the first no. show 02280015, where the last two digi indicate the firmware version. Anyone's firmware allow them to attach address book's phone number in SMS? Waiting for this option be be enable.... Cheers
You can activate the external screen without opening the phone. just press the side key for two seconds and the external screen will light up. Cheers.
I bought philips 650 1 month ago, I have some oppinion:
1. A bit stupid software: SMS not arranged by time, can not download large file from computer, phonebook doesn't have birthday atribute etc...
2. Good battery life but can not active external LCD when it poweroff for saving energy.
4.Philips doesn't have website for update firmware
I try to download some java apps from zedge.no,using my Philips Xenium9@9c,and wap site.The phone try to connect at http://22.214.171.124/java/apps/1/2.jar and an error occurred,like "there is no app at that address".I try to connect using a regular browse(I.E.),and the app is there.Using a Nokia phone,everything is OK.Anybody figure out how to solve that issue?Thanks!P.S. Compatibility whith zedge apps is good in according with site specifications.
The address book is basically the same as the other phones. The only function I see lacking is to send the contacts out as business card via sms. It can only send out via infrared. As for the SMS function, it is similiar to siemens, sony ericsson type. Not as good as Nokia's T9 SMS function, but unless you are SMS king, I find its T9 good enough for daily use. You can choose to send SMS to multi or single contacts. The MMS function can do simple photo editing like add text, icon, frame, rotate.