Yes I agree a holster is a must with this phone, however I would suggest the Krusell 86190 Dynamic Multidapt Leather case. I'm not sure if they still make it, but it has a clear plastic front panel so you can see the screen with out opening the leather case.
The Leather Holster (FCL-630) official accessory for the SK65 is definitely worth the effort (and $41) ordering it from Germany. It's very high quality with two-tone leather construction, strong stitching, magnetic button clasp, and a great belt clip and loop.
The delivery was very quick from Europe, too. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a better case :)
This phone in Australia is the Prosumer version (variant SK6R); meaning (from what I gather) that this has BlackBerry built in and therefore reduced the user memory from the stated 32MB down to 8MB. It's still enough room for games, apps, etc. but for people (like me) who don't use BB it'd be good to be able to reclaim all that storage space.
Also, there are six different vibe settings for this phone ;)
Yes, this phone works with WAV files - I've uploaded lots of them and they work fine. Use WavePad and SoX to create the IMA ADPCM format WAVs.
I'm ordering the official FCL-630 Leather Holster for this phone from Germany, since accessories for Siemens mobiles are no longer available in Australia (or even the phones themselves, besides the remaining stocks of this model).
There are some bugs in Siemens software; occasionally the phone will switch itself off (looks like a software crash). Works great otherwise. Lots of good games for it, too (email me if you want some decent games :)
This phone will not work if you upload Wav files not even a 12 sec ringtone
Great phone. Could be updated from website or thru the air. check it out.
Is there a vibration function on the phone?
On the battery power, you have to go to set up to change the power settings, for screen light time 30 secs max, which is the big consumer of power, I found that playing the midi and wav files drains the battery very quickly if you go over 30 mins long play, the phone has also an auto power off. Otherwise the phone can go 3 days before recharging.
Since using the SK65 SMS-ing is so fast I can write a whole page in a few minutes, definitively the best feature. I love that big ass screen, best feature for the price range too.
I dropped the phone three times, christ the hardended aluminium casing makes it really tough nut to break.
nice phone, heard the battery life is not that good though, can anyone confirm this?
Hi guys, most accessories for the SK65 can be obtained from Ebay. Pretty good huh?
no camera??? that´s bad,hey do you realize that in your keyboard says de word "qwerty" i haven't realize of it until i saw this phone's keyboard
Ah, it's all good with the MPM software. I figured out I have to make sure I'm out of any of the phone's directories in the Phone Explorer BEFORE closing the Explorer window. Closing the window while still in the phone's folders will crash Windows Explorer almost every time otherwise. Great phone (great games, too ;)
Has anyone tried the SK65 with a bluetooth headset ??
I have tried it with a Nokia 21W and the only thing I could do was to hang up the incoming call.
Now I’m using the Sony Ericsson HBH610, it’s better but I’m not satisfied.
What do i need to do to use blacberry?
ther eis a s/w in CD but i do not know, what i will do?
Do i install it to mail server?
İf yes, does this s/w have conflicts with exchange server?
This phone is great, but the PC phone software (or driver) keeps crashing on my WinXP SP2 system. Anyone else had problems with the software?
This is an excellent phone. I got this from Dick Smith's in Australia for $129. The keyboard is great for typing txts, and the phone itself has lots of good features - even for non-business people like me :p
The only hiccup I've had is after buying a Force brand mobile phone case. The magnet clip seems to affect the software of the phone. As I put the phone in the case, the software will suddenly come out of keylock and open a new txt or something else; this only happens whenever the phone is near the magnet clip. Strange...
you can delete most applications by using the file browser found in the software you installed from the CD-Rom.
Also, you can choose to reinstall applications one by one with the phone manager program and accessing the respective folders, I have windows XP Home version by the way.
Also visit the customer care centre for more information, plus pdf manual, gee I sound like a call-centre operator. :-)
PS: I think the phone suffers from a screen freeze glitch, I am investigating this to resolve it myself, available option so far is to pull out the battery.
I like this phone, it has a USB cable plus software support from BENQ ttp://www.benqmobile.com/ the company that bought the handset manufacturing arm from Siemens. The software support is the best one because you can synchronise email addresses, phones, et cetera from you computer. Moving files in and out of the phone is not a problem. Benq has software support in the form of utility programs, activating new features and graphics for free download and installed with the USB cable's CD-Rom drivers.
This phone model was targeted to the corporate user market rather than the consumer one, hence no MP3 player or VGA/CIF cam. The phone can be interfaced to attach and send pics/sounds through MMS & surf the net.
The rotating keyboard is ideal for fast SMS/MMS-ing so much better than the conventional keypads. The phone can also act as an internet modem for the laptop, I am yet to test this feature though.
I gave the camera and mp3 player features a miss because I like a phone that will be reliable and not use its power to play MP3's or take pictures and then fail to power up when making calls, as it happened with the RAZR Motorola phone, besides the 3 Network has too many holes you won't believe it and I work in the middle of the Sydney CBD myself, I have to have a mobile that's reliable.
out of the 30MB of "memory" for the user, 22MB of this is set aside for black berry saved documents that you may recieve/send such as emails etc. it is empty space but u can't put any of your saved files in it. there is 8.25MB of memory for that...
It is an awesome phone.i love the gadgets that are in the phone eg.mobile safe,emergency phonebook,Survival dictionary etc. The only bad thing bad about the phone is the shocking battery life on it, but thats ok.its got fairly good talk time.rating 8.5 out of 10