I recently upgraded from a P910i to the P990i, after reading the datasheet that the battery standby time is 150 – 200hrs. (I think they made a typo. It should rather be minutes). As far as the rest of the phones functions, I can’t complain.
Don’t follow the booklets procedure to restore data from your (OLD) phone to a (NEW) phone. They mean OLD phone as another P990i and not an older model. If you want your data from an older model, you will have to manually synchronize all the desired data fields, copy all files from both phone and extended memory to a PC, and then reverse the process for the newer model phone.
I haven’t had any freezes or PC hookup hang-ups (via USB cable). Bluetooth worked fine, and the short period of time I did surf the net it was flawless.
Only complaint! The BATTERY!!
Good news for P990i owners.
There will be a new battery available at the end of April.It is BST-40 Lithium Iron and it will cost around £42.
hey yeah i have read other forums and they are also talking abt the short battery life of the p990i fones. they also said that it has two types w/c SE released the BST33 and BST44 models.. BST33 has 950mAh and the later has 1100mAH.
I have bought this handset recently and I am facing problem withe short battery life. It drains out in day with minimal use. I read that the battery life may improve by turning off the 3G. Does anybody know how to do that?
do you think p990i phones which are made in china are original or reliable?
just before ive sent an email to voda i downloaded the update after clearing out last one and it said my fone is up to date with latest software R9EC001 and im on vodafone,,contract,,uk,england,,cheshire..
I am not disputing anyone but still have sent off aa complaint that was as short as possible with just whats genuinly happening to see whats next..Its probably going to be a long haul but if your tele did not work or your car and it was not old OR initially had problems then you would not tolerate it so i am not..It really is so delicate and it feels as if its choked up but ive stripped it down till its got no photos vids absolutly nothing and 100% no apps running yet it still crashes out on me trying to get to normal website and says its restarted to improve efficiency but its done that from day one and this is with a basic no thing in it so how much efficiency does it want..It was long overdue and they had trouble so perhaps its my fault for buying the bloody stupid thing
The latest software update for P990i is R9F011 which was released on 10/4/2007.
IT IS NOT R9FC011.
I just love this phone like a woman, it is great, it greater than any other models of other company, but I dont like that SE very slowly changes their models, WE NEED NEW MODEL may be SE P1000. We waiting new model and at the same time other companies made 16m dyspley with vga resolution more memory, harddrive and more pixsels camera and video with vga resolution. They can do all this features , but they wait & look at other companies, they can also make tv out support, SONY ERICSSON GIVE US NEW THE COOLEST MODEL WITH ALL FEATURES AND SHOW NOKIA WHO IS LORD!!!
guys the phone was launched way back in 05 is it still avisable to buy this phone as i wanna buy one or is there an alternative
Hey Friend If any of you all know to get Exchange Support on this can you please tel me how to to do it. (without a 3rd Party application)
What's the question? YOU should know what You want exactly and this would help you to choose! Nobody will tell you in the end what you want.
guys i m really in a fix whether i shud go for a p990 or not present m using n70 no big issues with that but i jus liked p990 the way it looks n for the performance users of it hav to guide me
plls advice me
The latest firmware R9FC011 is for World Generic 1, 2 and 3 only. And if you like your firmware stay with that!
this upgrade is even worse its tripping out even more i will just say wat now
went to gsm arena wich is a perfectly simple task and just loading the site and there is a snap sound (from speaker) and it restarts..I am annoyed because data is expensive enuf.Tried again and got to samsung page and just about to select d900 site wen,, crash again..switched off fone and then back on (its now getting on for 15 minutes)and disable images to save time and money but still no joy it just sticks...Now thats just not on i use this internet for train times and other genuine uses but the train would have gone by now.NEXT after restarting for the fouth time i am trying to play 10 minute clip but it just wont open its an old clip fully functioning so i prod a poke and it just freezes so have to take out battery.This wat happens so i just toss it to one side and go back to d900..in fact thats all i hav ever done with wretched thing.I would not reccomend it as even basic non intensive simple basic rudy back to flipping basic commands cannot be executed by this the p990.I want it to work tho as all the features are good and so is screen and battery holds up well but its not use if it stall nearl all the time.
I am going to email voda now and see if they will swap it for anything that works,,, do they do a smiley with a face like a smacked arse because thats the one i shud be finishing off this report with
When I read the email from Southern Africa, I thought u had written what I wanted to write. Will u be buying the P990i after u had a P910i.
I too have a P910i and after a hell of a slog I gotta used to it and now absolutely luv it. I would really not want to switch, but I supose that someday i will have to. In meantime my wife needs a new phone and is fed up with Nokia 6230i and wants a PDA that she can download to her Outlook. So I thought I will get her a P990i, but I read somewhere that it freezes and looses its data when u sync it with Outlook etc etc.
Can someone give me some real feedback. Maybe u got some good reviews
What are the new changes in the latest firmware ? Does it worth to update ?
to log ,, ive looked at my download and its dated 13th and its taken 3 days to build up courage to d/load it so i suppose being none to confident i perhaps shud of explaind that i got d/load 3 days ago and installed it today...I really would not have known any different to be honest but bought my fone november 2006 on vodafone uk.I also have nokia n80 ,,n73 and lots others but to be absolutly honest its not as good as the p900 i sold to help towards costs ot p990i..I suppose i been thru most symbian fones and thats it i am not going for n95 i shud have learnt my lesson its a buggy system is symbian and that really is the truth
altho i was not confident to do the upgrade of p990i (its the first ive done myself) i still am well up on smartphones and will make a prediction,,,,If apples tiger system runs like dream on the i fone symbian will be stuffed because windows is progressing fast now their version 6 is on way out so that will tempt users who still want to use windows xp/vista but cant use the ifone because its mac (still there is boot camp)and ifone users will have the mac and because windows and osx will be flawless people who are fed up to the back teeth of buggy symbian will go to either of the platforms..BUT HERES THE TWIST symbian is going to launch a new symbian with fast start up times and be faster and more efficient than ever before,,they are using a new kind of memory which writes the info at lightning speeds to the registry,,because slow start ups and bad efficiency in the symbian sytem are caused by using either NAND or or AND flash memory i can never remember which,,actually it could be NOR or OR logic gates i cant remember but whatever it is its this new technology writes faster to the registry,,,i am using samsung d900 at moment which is serving me well as perhaps i use smarfones as the video recording and ability to multitask and download my fave apps is appealing but these non smarties are catching up fast and have a stopwatch which series 60 still does not have to this day..samsungs ssmt (smart surface mounting technology) has done the conpany proud by getting components into small places without causing interference by being so close to the next chip on the circuit board,,,also here in uk the digital switch on is starting in our area in 8 months according to the local paper so im watching out for the rollout of dvb-h as well and ive got a lobster and its a good fone when you get a good dab signal for its tv part so things can only get better i suppose