its a very grate mobile phone.dont hesitate to buy one and enjoy commiunicating with others
i have my p990 for some while now (close to 2 years and i love it!) and im pretty sure i have the original software on it (cda: R2A04) and i have the occasional problems as i dentified and experienced.
My question, if anyone is kind to help me with is: should i update my software to the R9G007 that i have been reading about on this forum. and also can i choose which firmware to update? for example is it a good idea to only update the cda and phone and keep the bluetooth with the original sofware. are these good ideas? as i have never updated befor. should i update to teh R9G007?
is it true that the alarm sound is much louder now on the new firmware version?
The P990i often hangs, especially the web browser exits without notice. But it does have some very good features like the Business Card Scanner and stable connection to the computer via USB cable. I could not use it as a modem via bluetooth (I could do it using USB).
Update new firmware for un belivable perfomance. released on 15nth june:
PDA software version: CXC 162036 R6D23
Phone software version: CXC 162037 R9G007
Bluetooth software version: CXC 162058 R5A01
CDA version: CDA 162007/1 R6D23
Some of the improvements observed so far:
More Ram - ~16MB at startup
Overall fast response to applications and menus
Browser is fast (new opera version)
Camera improved - auto focus more responsive, better video recording
New icons for .jar or .sis in file explorer
Gallery preview is no more blurry
Music update is faster
Auto key lock is default now
Alarm is loud and at a constant level
A new menu has been added under control panel - others: payment transactions
well at the current prices they are selling it at, it is a steal considering it has a 2mp auto focus cam with flash and also wifi.
if ur looking for good sound quality...dont look at this phone...it comes as a disappointment from SE. also the current firmware is riddled with BUGS and it not very stable, the phone has an issue when u load big webpages, or try and open a few multimedia applications simultaneously.i suggest u rather spend a little more and go for a windows phone.
i agree with you. i found a lot of glitch on their R9F. i also experienced that trouble in the software. i also noticed that the auto-restart is not working anymore. have you guys encountered that when you scroll down a message, eg SMS message, it go straight to the bottom? sometimes the power enable option is not working properly that i have to reboot my phone to fix it. and also, the blinking light everytime i received message. it is normal that once you read the message, the light will stop blinking. but after you read the message now, it keeps on blinking until you received another message and it will stop. is it true that R3G is now available? where can i download it. with this new update, will wma or wmv files will work??? thanks in advance
the newfirmware does not support flashplayer, because ive been on youtube aqnd myspace, and it says u do not have flash player ... so yea it doesnt support it, so stop saying it
Hey have you guys heard? Sony Ericsson (SE) is about to abandon its firmware support for this phone (P990i). It all over the internet. I can't believe it, after several updates of the firmware there are still so many bugs that is not resolved and SE is stopping its support of the firmware. By the way I heard the new P1i is also very unstable.
Here are link to the forum regarding Sony Ericsson Firmware issue.
Buggy, slow, prone to locking up, ghost alarms, poor radio. Unfortunately a poor replacement for the P910i which was an infinitely better device.
is me hey guy new firmware support flash player,the flash player mean it can support some feature when surfing the web something animation ? example without it p990 cant watch youtube !
hi.how i know my phone is france or chine?
Please HELP me.pleas type code or another way to know it please help
Hey Simpson, just wondering, what do you mean it supports flash now? I dont think it does...
Help!! My p990 is not working any more. I just connected it to my pc to sync it only but no firmware updating. I clicked backup and the se program restarted my phone. Now it restart in a non stop loop until i take out the battery. Its just keeps on rebooting but nothing comes after the logo. Is there any way to solve this? Can i do master reset by holding some buttons when i power it on? Nokia and some other phones can be formatted by holding some keys when power on. Is there no such key on my p990? Any help will be highly appreciated! Thanks.
i just bought the phone last night..phone is awesome..better than my previous n80...guys can u plz tell me the site for downloading smartmovie free...and also zip manager....thanks in advance...
well it now supports WMV but I still only managed to get one clip working with too much hitching. anyone knows a good WMV converter for it. I've tried windows movie maker but the phone gives error opening it but still it recognizes it. I think its the only Symbian that plays windows media. MEGA COOL!!!! hey theres a trick I use to get it out of a hang: use the hardware keylock. IT works most of the time and brings it to normal. plz let evry 1 of us know if ne1 managed to play WMV seamlessly then... bbye Smartmovie.
the P990i is very good for ebooks. I have on it about 60 books pdf and mobi formats.
Movies are good I haven't tried watching a movie longer than 20 minutes on the phone. I can't say if the phone will run out of memory or hang if the movie is too long but movies around 150MB should run fine from a memory stick.
TO ALL WHO ARE ASKING ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE P990i:
It is a bit slow sometimes but overall it is ok. Try not to run more than 2 applications simultaneously because you will run out of memory and the P990i behavior becomes unpredictable.
14.9M (5.6M @ 2 days uptime w/ SMPro) what is this meaning in the latest firmware CXC162037 R9G007 is this ram more than 15MB?it have support flash player?
hi guyS!this latest firmware hv flash player?
because i had previous firmware R9F.........my p990 cant reboot anymore,but it still ocurred memory leaking after i used 7 days! all software cant running and appear error ,i try to end the application in the tast maneger also same!so i have to swicth off again to improve it!anyone having same pro with me?R9F.... still cant play the youtube video if R9G got ,it will be perfect!thank!!!!!i wait you all good news!