thanks for your comments...i guess there really isn't a function to turn off the lights when it's recharging other than putting it on flight mode or turning the thing completely off...
oh well..i'm gonna try to see if a screensaver shows when i'ts recharging..if so..i can put on a really dark screensaver so no bright lights at nite...
To david: for ur chrging problem with the light on, well maybe u already know but still I felt I can help. Yes it does light-up during charging when turned off but u can instead turn it on but select flight mode. This way it won't stay lit n the phone will be off. Note that it is essential that the backlight remains on coz if it doesn't then u can't tell that if it is charging or not. Capacitive type touch screens only allow LCD to be seen with backlight.
I am using this phone since last two months and I am really happy with it...got lot of features. Battery last for more than 2 days with moderate use. I make calls for almost an hour every day. For a PDA phone that's fine. When we create NOTES on this phones these are stored on the phone memory. Is there any way to store the NOTES on the memory card?
For firmware updates queries:
If you are not entirely sure on how to do this, take it to your local SonyEricsson shop and have them do it. You wouldnt want to completely wipe out the contents of your phone. If youve done it before, then im sure youve learned the ropes by now. But for those who feel a little hesitant, let the people at your local SE shop do it... That way, if they mess it up, they replace it. Just make sure you backup all of your data first.
Hi, my P990i dont have chinese & can't input chinese text...anyway or software to install ?? Thnx in advance.
I just got my P990 and i love it.
All the pros of the phone far outweight the cons. It's a sturdy phone...not thin and tiny like a wimpy dieting phone...the features are amazing..battery power?..well..if you keep ur phone at full blast brightness and use all the functions all day round...obviously u'r gonna drain ur battery..especially if u dont' charge it at nite..it's a pda guys..it needs power to do the things they do...if u minimize the brightness, take off gsm/bluetooth...battery life should last longer..keep a charger by ur desk...or get yourself a spare battery...look on ebay...
after upgrading the firmware my phoneis great...there no issues or rebooting etc...follow the instructions carefully before you update..no sense in saving a few minutes and giving yourself a big headache when you have to re-do the install...
too bad sony couldn't put in a screen protector..i got one from my old treo..but..i guess sony is making money off third party comapnies..it's all about business....
i got my phone off ebay (about 400CAD)....and a 4gig sony duo card for 50CAD and i just ordered from ebay (50CAD) the sony sterio bluetooth hbh-ds970 after reading the reviews on cnet and etc... can't wait to get that...
i think i'm gonan be keeping this thing for at least 2 years or more...the thing i luv about this is that it's a flip..minimizes the screen contact by somewaht...the flip makes it look more compact and full of goodies..that's ust my preference...w/o the flip..it'll be like any other pda...boring w/o the full key pad and numeric pad...
oh..people are saying the qwerty is hard to use...nope..it's awesome and easy to use and contact is great...way better than the p1 one button duo word function...
i have one worry though:
when the phone is charging...the backlight and screen is all on...although i change myphone settings to power save and when no charging..the phone turns off screen power...it's stays on while charging..and since it's by my bed..it's pretty bright...does any one know how to change the settings on this??
anyways...the price for the phone is great...the functions are awesome..design..etc...all wonderful...who cares if the phone has only 2megapix of juice...it's does it's job..ur not intending on buying a camera-phone..u'r buying a phone w/ functions across the board..
I have the phone for 4 months and i've had no real problems with it(that the firmware update wouldn't fix anyway :D) so i recommend anyone to buy it.As for the k800i, it's a better choice if you like taking pictures, not that the p990's camera is bad, but the k800's one is the best camera on a phone (even better then the one on the n95 in my opinion).The web browser is excellent, the mail client is pretty good and battery will last at least 2 daysHope this helps.:D
I am a college student. I like phones that are rich in features. Great music quality. Great cam. So I was wondering, anyone advice please. should i get this p990 or should i choose k800i? really confused. I like p990 because it has big screen than k800i. But p990 is much thick. Very. 1 inch. uhh.. So, i am asking for advice. Thanks., need it soon.,, please reply.
This phone's price drops like hell in Malaysia, from RM3200(USD900) to RM1200(USD350), but i still hesitate to bu it because of many cmplains about it,the speaker is lousy.
I am interested in buying P990i, but frankly i am bit afraid because i read alot about the firmware issues, hanging problem,very low tune, and very low speed web browsing.
The guys who are having this set, can u please clear my doubts.
I am interested that i can use internet, msn,yahoo,mirc,emails (hotmail/yahoo) and other stuff on this phone, Do this phone support all this functions, is the new firm is reliable now.
I will appreciate if u clear my doubts in details. how is the battery life of P990i.
Pls reply to the post. thanks in advance
Hi friends, looks to be a very decent phone, a lil slow but then all PDAS are,now something interesting happened.the day i got my phone whenever i would switch on my camera, the phone would hang and then i had to restart it. I even downloaded a firmware from the sony website.But then if someone has the problem, format the memory card and use the phone, the problem shalll be rectified.Over all a ood phone
Haven't yet found anything odd to my handset after software updates, except the sound alarm volume is a little lower..
you can check the memory card and phone memory status of your phone when you remove the flip cover.
just go to menu
then control panel
then storage wizard
now you will see there the 2 line bars indicating the memory status of your phone and memory card.
i just want to ask , is there any application to be able to watch local tv stations on p9
to SE :
to be able play video clip on your phone, you gonna need Allok PSP video converter. Convert the video to 240x320 resolution, then saved it to your Video folder in the memory stick.
Hey everyone,need help. I connected my p990i via usb for the first time after installing pc suite and the phone was showing as not connected when i tried to back-up.Yet when I check 'my computer' i can see the phone memory card..infact i was able to transfer an installation file and pictures from my computer to my memory card using copy and paste directly into the folder i wanted. So why is it still saying not connected? Appreciate your help.Thanks in advance
Hi people, I want to buy a memory stick duo ( 2 gigas)but i am not completly sure cause I have heard that the phone get slower and the videos get stuck. Can anyone tell me if this phone can use this memory stick without problems? please let me know your commets to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE p-SERIES is a high end business phone that just have added goodies in terms of music..if u want a music phone go for the w-series like d w880. Daniel007,it wasn't the time it took that annoyed me but that it hung after that n wiped off everything in the phone including the OS which i couldn't get back...I'm too scared to try updating the new replacement..besides its working just fine..thanks for ur input though.