Paul, seems that you might have received a faulty K700. I'm using an Asean model K700i for about 3 weeks; the SMS can be saved to the phone memory (Unless your service provider has done something t the phone software). I also have not experienced any hang ups of the phone but the phone is still abit laggy when loading/ viewing many images on the phone. The new firmware R2L really improves the battery performance to upto 2 days of normal usage. As for the SMS texting, I agree that it really takes time to get used to since I was previously a N3660 user but my advise to all phone users is try and buy what you feel most confortable in your hands since all of us are different. Overall I'm a satisfied K700i user and i would rate it 8/10. My hopes to SE to improve in the next firmware:
i) Faster/ smoother image scrolling/ viewing.
ii) Pleasssssse increase the phonebook capacity! 500 items is ridiculuous with the 41MB.
iii) Can SE please come up with a high capacity batt? Perhaps at least 1000mAH?
iv) Can't assign personal tones to SMS and Calender tones? Common SE! Better fix this!
v) can't have permanent user set screensaver. Annoying clock screensaver takes over my set screensaver when the phone goes into stanby mode.
And perhaps in future please have expandable memory available? I know SE damn ego on only using Memory stick. If they had considered MMC/ RS SD they could have built it onto the K700.
I bought this phone a couple of weeks ago but have now sent it back. It crashed on me every day, which was obviously a problem but the main problem is that it's incredibly fiddly to use. The keys are very close together and they wobble. Sending a text message would take a long time and often be full of mistakes. I don't have particularly big hands, by the way. Also, I only managed to store about 22 text messages and approx. the same number of sent messages. Orange told me this was because it's not possible on this phone to save messages to the phone (you have to save them to the SIM). And the battery life is pathetic. It would run out by at least half each day. This is phone is a triumph of design over practicality. Useless. I'm going back to Nokia!
it is a complete mobile phone.it has all the features in it especially its mp3 player.it is excellent set
how do u put mp3s on this fone?
switch your phone to silent mode
any way to change the goddamn 'shutter' sound on the camera?
Well I have 400 Java games :P
just got this baby and its pretty good. i was putting it in my pocket today and got a bit of a scratch all the way up the screen! to clarify, only the s700 has a scratch proof screen, the k700i is 'scratchable'.
also on first charge the battery lasted 8 hrs. 2nd was two days, and its currently on its 3rd charge. looks as if the battery life extends the more it is charged.
I have over 150 3d java games for K700i, anybody want to exchange/swap his/her own.jar games with me? pls reply...thanks!
when comparing pictures taken from my gf's 7200 and my k700i, pitures taken from her phone looks much better. No joke.
7200 indeed have a poorer LCD compared to k700i, but the picture recieved from her phone looks clearer than picture taken from my k700i when viewed from my phone.
haha i tot dropping phones is a bit common... but i dropped mine once and it's still ok. :)
1 thing bout mitsu fones..... err... its width.... abit big.... the rest is quite cun.... no bt abit dissappointing oso
I guess you don't understand electronic. GSM phones are fragile since their electronics is so small. So don't drop down phone unles you have lot of money.
this phone is broken by juz dropping once... mp3 cant work, camera spoilt
What a lousy product... as fragile as nokia
don't compare the 7610 with K700i u dumbs. campare the 7610 with S700
the problem with nokia is...once you buy their latest model...you have to faster show off within 2 weeks...coz another 1 will launch and ur nok will become history from then on
can anybody tell me about nokia 7610?its gud to k 700 i or not plz tell me .thanks
giving up? people can be a bit stupid really, but hey we wouldnt be people if we werent stupid. this phone is the bollox. No question - a quality phone.
people will always moan - as you said, i dont buy a phone to play mp3's on it all day - for a start the battery will drain by the 3rd hour. this phone has good memory, quality cam, radio, bluetooth, and just about every feature that youll ever need on a phone and its a SONY. what more you want?
For those who think K700i have too little memory for your mp3, get an Ipod. It's a pity if u people are giving up the K700i just because of mp3.
I am so happy with this phone, I went to teh shop with my sister to print pic from our cell phone, she got nokia 7610 and when we print the pics in 4R the results is much better in K700. I am so happy I bought this unit!