i was given the mobile as a gift...
i do not know how much ti costs but i had a nokia 5210 before... survived a lot of tasks....
anyway... those of u who have problems with the software ... when u synchronise with PC Software make sure that u select the correct option not just IRDA or BLUE TOOTH ... click on software and then select your method...
mine is the vodafone locked edition...
can i still download java applications? i do not see the option in the software is it because i am using an IRDA adaptor?
I just bought the gx17. I tried to load my contacts but had no luck connecting to it. I installed the software on 2 different PCs with different brand bluetooth and IR addaptors, they both failed. The software that comes with the phone is garbage. There's no cable in the package so if you're thinking of buying this phone.. think again.
You can transfer the photos to PC easily using the included windows software. (You can also transfer them via infrared or bluetooth to Linux via e.g. xircp).
It seems that you cannot turn off the camera sound. It is on even in the "silent" profile.
The vodafone-locked edition does not have themes (although the "vodafone-red" theme is not that bad). You can only change power-on and power-off animations and sounds (to remove the vodafone ones) and the screen background.
Besides having the right select button to always go to "vodafone live!" the phone works perfectly with other carriers (I am talking about a vodafone live locked phone not a sim-locked device).
Hope I helped a bit...
I am considering to buy this phone altough is locked to vodafone and i don't like the vodafone menus, but i have some questions. Is possible to tranfer the photos taken to pc? The phone memory is so limited so i want to send the photos taken to pc to free space. I read on sharp site the maximum photos is 80 and to copy the phone numbers to phone has to be one by one. True? Is possible to turn off the phtoto sound? Is it slow to save the taken photo? Does it have themes? Thanks
The phone is great. Good-looking, light, with a fantastic screen.
I have a problem however:
Does anybody know how I can download my own java applications to the phone? I have a .jar and .jad file, but I cannot see any way to download them to the phone via infrared or bluetooth...
Thanks in advance.
HHAHAHAH!!! I have to agree wit the 'No Pyramid Schemes' Thats piss funny!!! The GX17 is a great phone and for wat ur paying for it, its pretty much a steal!!! I havent bn working for Vodafone long, but i hav found the Sharps to b great as well as reliable phones!!!!!
Leroy, some of us sell these phones as a career, we're paid money to make everylittle feature our business to make sure you, the consumer get exactly what you want and need.
this is a grwat phone i suggest you all get a life AND STOP BEING SUCH boring people who compare features this is sad and i love thr phone (video camera bluetooth ) so all go out get a job and be happy :D
how long is the phone i like the look of it but how big is it wen its your hand?
Ah I'm sure the vodafone employees reading this will understand me when I say it's about time we got a replacement for the GX15... if I have to sell another Motorola V550..... I don't know what I'll do. Seriously though, as an ex GX15 user I'm excited about this one. THe GX15 was without a doubt one of the most reliable phones I have seen (ie- least amount of doa/elf, repairs). If this can keep up with the GX15, it'll be a winner for sure.
it only has a 0.3 megapixel camera, but that´s a standard in low-spec phones.
is it true it has got a 1.4 Mp camera? (thats what it says on the Vodafone website)
Hey has anyone had problems with downloading java apps off the net onto the phone? I keep getting an error 'Download terminated. Invalid application.' I'm sure it's not the applications fault because the demo version came with the phone. Any insights as to how to fix this would be really appreciated.
is seriouus,number phone i have ever seen.it has all the features.
very good phone for it's price.
Only one bad thing:Poor battery life.
To synchronise with headsets even if its a different brand with this phone you should be able to pair it up and enter '0000' as the password. It says on the Sharp Mobile website for GX17
"Bluetooth®: Support for file transfer from PCs or other mobile phones, headset, car kit, hands-free, dial up networking and object push."