Have your firmware updated. I had mine done a few days ago this are the results.
For a better headset, try the HPM-85. I tried them out... Sound quality is awesome... especially for the price.. roughly $US 50. Its not an in ear earbud headphone... which others might not find appealing.. but I like Ear-muff type of headphone.. more comfy.. more hygenic *grin* and you can let it just rest on your neck when you want it off your ear. :)
Shawn: Navigation software... hmmm.. GPS? The closest thing Ive come to that on a P series is Pocket Streets. YOu could try searching on www.cnet.com and check on the download tab (Am I even allowed to do this?) They have a comprehensive number of software for anything including mobile software.
Bose: Try having your firmware updated at your authorized SonyEricsson dealer. Which should be covered by the sales warranty. at least, thats how it is here in the Philippines (sometimes *grin*).
Stranger: Thats really weird because when i had my firmware upgraded, my speaker volume increased significantly, and the other glitches I used to experience disappeared (almost all, at least). Try having it checked at your SE service center.
Raymond: Almost all of the mobile phone manufacturers have plants in china... its inevitable that you will find one in your hands. With this in mind, I doubt it if there is actually a "fake" P990i going around as SE is the only company that makes it. Ive seen some copies of the K750i and some Nokia phones that are made by companies in china but you can clearly tell that its a copy with the quality and the model names. What you should be worried about when buying a phone is its warranty. Make sure you get at least 1 year worth of warranty of both parts and service. Make sure that the warranty will be serviced by an AUTHORIZED SonyEricsson Shop. That way, youre secure in your purchase.
Bryan: Cant help you on that directly but I can give you an idea of the price of the P990i here in my country (Philippines) Its currently selling at Php 16.5K which is around $US 365.00
Cherry: The P990i is indeed a brute of a phone. A lot of my friends think it looks pretty good on a guys hands.... but ive seen it sit on quite a number of ladies and girls as well, and it looks HOT! They end up looking Tech savvy and very much in control. but then again, thats just my very humble opinion. About the firmware... You get a mixed reaction on that... For me, when I had mine updated to the latest firmware upgrade... everything was more responsie, and "glitch-free". So now my baby is just perfect... faster and more responsive than my P910i.
And yes, the PC Suite for Vista is out! download at www.sonyericsson.com/support.
We love out SE... and Ive often seen Nokia users migrate to SE and experience problems... Probably because theyre not used to the Symbian interface.... which definitely takes a whole lot more brain activity to get used to.... As such, SE is not made for everybody.... For those who are finding their experience with the P990i a sad experience, I wish you all the luck in finding the perfect phone for you... If you need help, you can start by looking through the list of manufacturers to the left of this board. Happy mobiling! Cheers!
I bought Sony Erisccon P990i(made in France) last week from Bangladesh. But I have some problem. The problem is :
1. The Battery life is short. I charge it 2 hours. but it goes down quickly.
2.Some application don't work sometime. when I restart the phone thn it works.
3.Some time Backlight are always on though backlight off is set to 1 min. For this I have to restart the phone to solve.
My Firmware version is:
Phone: CXC162037 R9EC001
Bluetooth: CXC162058 R5A01
Organizer: CXC162036 R4B03
CDA: CDA 162007/1 R4B03
Can i update phone software(upgrade firmware) using internet in Bangladesh? does this Problem/Bugs are solved in latest firmware?
My another query is : The sound quality through headset of this set(p990i) does not fullfill my expactation. Previously i used Nokia N70. For Nokia N70, I used Audio Adapter AD-46 and HS-23 hdset for good sound quality. but the default hdset which is come with Sales pack oh this set does not satisfied at all to me. I think i have to buy another original hdset from Sony Ericsson for listeneing good music.Which hd phone i have to buy to listen good quality music ?
If U have good knowledge abt P990i as well as differents headsets of SE. plz give me ur opinion abt this.
YES ! it support up to 8GB
Personaly I have 4GB , and it is just fast and cool
Since its debacle,SE started making n China without mentioning any where as previously Made n france.The price has drasticly flloped to 300$.Since i opened the box to see a Brick with hopeless camera internal memory full mostly all themes installed on phone mem,extra SonyDuo cards cost triple than nokia ones.With thin mobs n market and forget the price i returned with a loss of 50$.It has been SE nightmare,still two yrs old model going cheap does not compel u to buy////
Hi! pls help!!! Can P990i uses 4gb of pro duo card??Or better to stay with 2gb of pro duo card???Thanks
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These problems r very normal but very iritating first solution upgrade its Firmware but some already have the main thing what i m going to inform u that is there still some bugs in R9F i m with R9F there was bluetooth problem before this firmware when i went to send some thing via bluetooth its held then me have to restart it may b some times during calls MP3 volune is still low but better with 128kbps for MP3
Brightness is very very good but there is no problem with R9F now low Volume held there is no problem with R9f restart for better performance sometimes it happens but thats also was in P910 i m using IM plus for chatting its working fine AOL MSN GOOGLE YAHOO every thing is fine battery timing is very very good just reduce the brightness level to 29% its best for use builtin opera creat the problem shows the message memory low ya its closes the some application with out informing thats the one worse thing is in it its solution is dowmload its 3rd part opera i m using mini opera downloaded from opera own site there is only one thing nad in it and thats its display cant see uder direct sunlight there also lot of good things in it this set is not bad lot of good things also has this set alarm volume is Ok its increase automaticly check its volume level the other good thing is Sonyericsson is giving its new firmware 24th of this June that will b full and final version for 990i no release after this
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Upgrade its firmware but who have after its upgradation format it the again start it
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hv been using this phone for 2 days. it quite pleasing. n having the keypad off is just splendid. unbelievably cheap.. n very functional.
It's rubbish.It often resets to "enhance performance",even during calls.I have removed all alarms, yet it still goes off at 4.30 am.It often freezes, and I have to take the battery off in order to get it working again.It often drops calls.I never had any problems with my Nokia's!
ohhhhh my friends in iran this phone price is only 375$!!!what do u thinking about this price?you think its true P990?
whats wrong if the phone is made in china its not a big deal where it came from. china is now one of the largest producer of quality celphone.
@ cherry, there is a saying "the bigger the happier u will be, the longer the yummyier, uhmmm". dont u know it?, r u not yet married? anyway go for it becuase its a nice gadget and have more features. try buying the R9 version. the firmware is continuously updating for the better.
i don't know if i should buy this phone. its really nice and cheap nowadays. but my main gripe about it is that it is 1 inch thick! OMFG! 1 inch. I love the specs. But 1 inch... man... phones these days are thinner than that. But its really cheap. But it is 1 inch! waaahhh.. T.T don't know what to do. To buy or not to buy. That indeed is the question. Anyone wanna help, answer? (Confused)
and, is the firmware problems really fixed already? Some say it is. Some say it isn't. I'm really confused. Is it faster after a firmware upgrade to the latest? as in fast--responsive?
Please answer, thanks.. :)
go for it bryan...500 bucks is a good deal for an awesome phone. You will love it.
hey guys i m getting this p990 brand nu phone in aus $500 is it worth buying it..???plz help
hi.....im from iran/tehran,i want to buy SE p990i,but i have a problem,all p990i in this country have been made in china with the france lable on them.i want to know the p990i made in china is a orginal or not?or this model have a bug?
can any pls tell me if u get instant messagin (msn, aol and yahoo) on the p990
Hi... i Juz bought my p990i but got some problem wif my bluetooth... Can any1 help me solve it? When i try send o receive sumting it jam there... Plz tel me wad can i do... Thanx a lot...