The problem is that I have the HK firmware of the 903 and I cannot record QVGA video in 3gp and cannot set mp3 as ringtone.So I just want to know if there are restrictions by the network of the country for 904.Has anyone tried to convert a VGA video for this fone?
The 903SH does have different firmware versions for the network that its sold on, Being that the 904SH is only sold on Vodafone Japan network there is only one firmware version.
Can anyone tell me if like the 903 the 904 has different firmwares according to the country where you buy it or only one firmware for every countries???
Nah, I don't really care whether or not 904 will be for the HK market. I prefer the Japanese system the most out of HK and TW systems.
Hope this phone never gets unlocked. cause if it does Nokia's flagship and all the rest will go 2nd. Cause in Japan its 2nd to none.
ahh nvm your right... i called the dealer again to make sure... it turned out to be the toshiba 904t, which now im very dissapointed! oh well there goes my first pick...
I think you are talking about a TM150...
The V-Series phones are exclusive to Vodafone, and the 904SH is exclusive to Japan at this stage.
the phone has great features but i thin the 903 looks better... regardless its only 45$ here in Us with a 1 year contract with t-mobile .. i guess i have nothing to lose might as well give it a try
904SH for HK Market
I doubt that the 904SH will appear on the HK market at all, though with SOFTBANK taking over there could be a slight chance...
After all, the 705SH appeared as the SX866 which is good news...
My 903SH v1.046 EU had all the functions I could possibly want including the Alarm, MP3 support, Vodafone Live etc... it's not the most stable version but it definatelly does the job for me!
I use the Sennheiser MX450 and the sound is definatelly good, but it's a pitty that the 903SH had no real Equalizer presets...
It's nice to really know that awesome functions like mentioned below is present in the 904SH! So I didn't make a mistake in purchasing two of these bad boys after all!!!
In response to the question posted by a fella below, it seems the best 903 system is the Japanese! Second runner up will be SmarTone's 1.02x, 'cause this is the most stable system ever for 903! In addition, with this system, you can actually modify the phone with #+Power combination keys to sync 903 with MiniSD, allowing to play Java games straight from your MiniSD (you should be able to do this same trick with other systems, not too sure). Also, you can use a trick to actually assign Mp3's as ringtones. Whereas, you can also consider the Taiwanese system which has no Mp3 restrictions whatsoever. Yet, this is least stable system you'll ever have. Hope this helps.
Sharp 904 can definitely play m4a and set m4a as ringtones! What I do to make this happen is using iPod's iTunes to convert my mp3's to m4a...bah lah boom...here we have the legal m4a files that can be recognized by my 904! Finally, I plug my Sennheiser MX500 into the handset and enjoy the music with the high quality that can measure up to the iPod's. What's more? I found out that I could actually assign m4a ringtones straight from my 1G MiniSD, without the real hassle of having to copy the ringtones to handset's memory first.
Note that the version of my 904 is Japanese Voda. Since I don't have any other version such as T-Mobile German 904, I am not sure if any of the above will work for systems other than the Jp. This is why I will not flash my 904 to any other systems...no, not even the SmarTone system (which isn't smart at all; I’ll get to the reason below), if this system will ever be released, that is.
There are just too many useful functions that the Japanese system has but the SmarTone lacks. First, the Mass Storage connection option, which allows the users to connect the unit to USB port via an USB data cable so that you can upload/download pics, music, and videos from your MiniSD to PC, vice versa. SmarTone had cut this option for the SX833, and it will most likely cut the same thing on the 904 as well. Well, why did SmarTone do this? Who knows! No offense to the Japanese but perhaps Voda only permits Japanese phone systems to be perfect, in order to keep the Japanese tradition of "ONLY THE BEST IN JAPAN." Consequently, Voda forced SmarTone to remove some features from the system.
There's absolutely a lot more SmarTone had removed from their system, including options to DOWNLOAD and CHANGE new Screens or Themes (Dude, this is a truly breathtaking, must-have feature! Again, this was removed by SmarTone, however), Wake-up Alarm, when your unit is turned off, any alarms you had set will not ring (someone claims that wake-up alarm is available for version 1.02x)! Auto Power On (I definitely want my 904 "come to work with me" at 8 on the dot every morning, who doesn't), mp3/m4a's restrictions, assign ringtones from MiniSD, inserting Emotion Icons for Greeting Messages, possible BlueTooth/Infrared restrictions -- of course, all of the above might be wrong assumptions, which I definitely hope so; however, they had all disappeared from the SX833! Fingers crossed, and knock on wood!
Hey thanks for the tip Timmy!
Definitely the Japanese Firmware it is!!!
I can't wait!!!
This is one hell of a Phone, with people buying it and waiting for it to be unlocked.
There is not a lot of phone out there with this capabilities all in one. If you ask me I think the Sharp 904SH is on a class of its own.
I have a feeling that bythetime this updated
(only in display) 903 model will be released, Panasonic will launch new series of mobile phone with way more advanced digital camera technics.
Sharp better to hurry with this phone
because this megapixel race in mobile phones means nothing to me. When the mobile phone will have real optics , lens, and camera features, then it will be worth to review its camera. Untill this moment comes from Sharp or Panasonic there is no need to review camera in a mobile phone.
Hey Java Boy
I recomend that you get the Japanese 903SH... i recomend this (i flashed mine to jap) because when my black 904SH gets unlocked I wil be familier to the japanese firmware!.. Good plan ehh!
The unlock of the 904SH should be out late September early october, People are saying 10th October..... who knows!
Honestly I never buy this fone before, but i think it's just too heavy.
Sorry, you misunderstood the guy below. The 904SH is NOT UNLOCKED yet. He meant features like MP3 etc. which has nothing to do with sim-locking. And I don't believe that the 904SH can play non-DRM MP3's and M4A's either...
Again, the 904SH is NOT YET unlocked.
Thats Good News unlocked 904SH is already on the market. I wonder when they are going to sell the unlocking keys to other users with exiisting lock phones like mine??? But at least its on its way it should be available in Manila anytimre now. Any Info
please email me... Thanks