Such sadness....I was goin to buy a V801SH from a japanese friend of mine, but sadly it can't be unlocked..!!
Sigh....it was cheap too..!!
this is an awesome phone, unfortunately i do not need it and got it as a gift. i'm selling it for $500 (free shipping).
@ mike, thanks for your advices, i bought the european version, and i love this phone! thanks!
@ simon, it does have bluetooth.
Does anyone know how to set up the bluetooth on this phone? Everytime i try to use it it comes up with a message that says enter phone code, i enter the preset code of 5555 which i was told by vodafone uk to enter but now this says incorrect code. does anyone have any ideas.
i think the 902 is a great phone but lacks bluetooth capability and could be better for battery life definatly got cometition now the K750i is out but picture quality on the 902 is really good i was impressed with that
Anyone figured the set-up for "email" section to work on the 902 on the T-mobile US network?
I can use a email address of the 902 but it still goes into the SMS section...
Maybe this is the only thing that will not work on the 902...
No problem Numo, pleasure to be of any assistance. Name is Mike. The only reason MP3 is locked on the Japanese version is because Vodafone KK (Japan) wants you to load music through "Vodafone Live" (a form of subscription and they make money from packet transmissions, i.e. 100 yen per 100KB of data). That's why the MP3 section is locked for the Japanese version. The only way I found out how to load music is to use a V801SH which can record either in analog/optical onto a SD card of the V801SH (of course you need to have a subscription with Vodafone on the V801SH or the multimedia section of the V801SH is useless) and that's about the only way I found ways to record music onto a SD card and be able to listen to music on the 902SH.
I kind of like the Japanese version of the 902SH, to me the software seems more stable and it's better built (optical section) than the European version. Different software which the Japanese version has the Japanese IME font so I can use Japanese for mail (read/write Japanese), the European version is "read Only" Japanese 'kanji' software.
Another nice thing is that the Japanese version comes with a charging cradle that makes it so easy to charge. Rather than use the plug on the bottom of the phone. The jack will eventually loosen and won't be able to charge if you keep plugging in and out.
That's about all I can write about the difference between the two 902's. Hope you'll get the one you want!
Thank you very much, Unknown.
So, the european version is the way to go, right?
The European version can be fully unlocked and MP3 player used. Japan model the "Sound&Ringtone" section is locked and cannot be unlocked therefore you cannot load MP3 and listen.
Another difference is the camera section the Japan model has is own section called "DCIM" all photo taken are stored on this folder. The European version doesn't have the "DCIM" folder and all photo's are stored in the "pictures" folder under "data folder"
I have both units and that the difference I have noticed so far numo. I hope this information will help.
Very good phone, slight bug with the MP3 player which causes the phone to lock until your hard reset (ie battery in and out), have had two 902's from vodaphone now, both have problem, cant be assed to send it back though as I got the video working and it rocks :D
So, there is no one who can compare the european an the japanese versions?
i would really like if you could help!
The phone rocks it got everything its easy 2 use everything is nice and detailed and even chics can use it
It is the worst handset I have ever owned. There are problems with video calls, music downloads, video downloads, e-mail accounts and the 3G streaming is of poor quality compared to other handsets.
The video recording itself is about on par with the very first 3G handsets.
The signal for actually making calls is also poor.
Only 8 meg handset memory!!
can anybody show me how to play mp3 music on the 902 , i got all the music in the sd card , but couldn't open & play them.