After the update, does this phone have any other stability problems? Does it lag a lot like N-series phones? How well does it support 4GB?
hi! its been amonth to have this phone. i tried putting a music video with mp4 file..the phone wont play it or mp4 is not the file for the video to play? mpeg, avi or mp4? i dont know wut kind of files it plays.
thanks in advance
Goodbye guys and SE P990i, its been a good 6 months and im switching now to the HTC TyTN. Not that the P990i had serious flaws personally, in fact it was the most enjoyable music phone i have ever had, with a 4GB memory stick and the power of sony walkman, I used it mainly as my ipod with the HBH-DS970. But now that im in nursing school, i need a pocket pc where i can install medical applications, so i switched to Windows Mobile.
Personally, im a multimedia person, and i know im making a huge compromise. As we all know, the P990i has the best camera in a pda phone, even beating Nokia's Nseries (Noisy series) camera phones, and i was so proud to show off my photos to everyone because it was so good. Im gonna miss the superb sounds of the P990i, though not walkman branded, it sure amazes my ears with the megabass feature. I dont know if this is a huge mistake or a sick twist of fate, but my move to the Windows Mobile is purely because i need a pocket pc with medical applications, which unforunately, symbian OS is not much into. If not, i would have been happily contented with the P990i.
HAJ - Is the link you mention to update P990i to R9 is also compatible with those units purchased in Saudi Arabia?
Thanks for your immediate response
Ok, looking at your CDA I see that your phone is a Hong Kong one, and the software you have is Just the one provided for Hong Kong
Unfortunately, you phone is probably branded - comes from a certain company. So, you cannot have the latest firmware, because SE gives you the software which is provided for your brand (or the brand the phone is originally coming from), usually the older one. Only UNBRANDED ones can have the latest firmware (R9CE001). So if for instance your P990 is coming from Orange, you'll be updated for the Orange soft.
Mine phone is unbranded.
I don't know about anyone else but I don't think that the update of the daylight savings time is a big deal. I have the htc wizard and that doesn't update for dst nor does it even automatically set the time. I have to manually set it. however if updating the p990i with the new firmware makes it a worth while phone then that will definitely be my next purchase. any suggestions for the best place to buy from?
Thanks for telling how to update the P990!.
I follow your instructions and end up with a message from SE said that I already have the most updated software installed in my P990!. I check the status of my phone and I have the following info:
Phone CXC162037 R7A001
Bluetooth CXC162058 R4F01
Organizer CXC162090 R2A05
CDA CDA162007/6 R2A04
Is this the most updated software I got for my P9901. What is the meaning of R9?
I read some opinion from SE supporter & it seems they have higher grade than mine!
Could you please teach me again?
to ILS...I understand what ur saying about the US abruptly changing the daylight saving time however i do not think that the issue is a vendor-realted one so much as it is a SE P990 one. You see my problem is that all other non-smartphone SE models can update themselves once switched on and off to accomodate the time adjustment (even with the daylight saving time coming earlier this year, i've witnessed it myself last sunday) but this phone didn't! That's my issue. I know it's not a big one but its nice not to manually update ur time on ur phone everytime daylight saving time rolls around.
hey people don't worry about updating your p990i it couldn't be easier u need:-
1-USB cable (it came with the phone package)
2-a PC with an internet connection
3-download the update software service program from this link (http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=ae&lc=en&ver=4000&template=ps1_1_3_1_1&zone=ps&lm=ps1_1&pid=10336&fid=21839&esi=true)
it's totaly free u don't need to pay a penny
4-install the program
5-start the program
6-the program will tell you what to do it's so easy but it will take some time (according to your internet connection speed)
but i will tell you how to do it incase you don't understand take out your SIM, put back the battery, press C and hold, plug the usb (you must recharge your battery to full before you start that's it).
@ aae: The US suddently decided to change the dates when daylight saving time applies. The phone vendor really can't know this.
All Windows computer needed patches to reflect this, and special Software was written to move Outlook Calendar entries to the new time.
Crashes: Since I did the firmware update a month ago the phone didn't crash anymore.
The only thing is that it could close applications more quitely when freeing memory instead of showing an errormessage.
After using P800 and P900 and later Nokia's communicator I must say this is the by far best fone I had so far
people who complain
bear in mind that this is an OS phone. it's like a windows XP. it also crashes and it's sometimes not very reliable. if you want non-crashing OS then look for a non-os phone.
Do yourself a favour and don't buy this phone. It's a nightmare of software upgrades and thrice daily system failures.
Can anyone tell me how to upgrade P990i to R9 step by step?
Does the R9 version sort out the ram problem as mine is r7, dont hv any problem with my ph except memory. mine one hv lunar calender & dictionary, if i upgrade to r9, will it be deleted?
i have been downloading the update for about 30 minutes. Progress shows 100% and yet the message do not touch your phone still appears. Is this normal? Please help someone...
I buy this brand , i wan tell every body this phone is best smatrphone i ever seen . . just sonyericsson
Just a comment, but i think that it's really dumb that this phone is supposed to be a smartphone yet i had to manaully update the time today to the daylight saving time. What's up with that? Come on SE u can do alot better! Even the 'not-so-smart' phones like ur W800 updates by itself once turned on and off. I tried that several times today w/ the P990 to no avail. I must say i was very disappointed :(
could anyone tell me how would you know that you will buy a genuine p990i that is not reconstructedor anything altered