I bought the P990 in October last year. Had problem with synchronization especially Notes (not transferred to the P990). Email to Sonyericsson Malaysia. They could not give me any Solution to the problem. Phone also suffers from system hangs even after updating to R7 firmware. This year update to R9. No more hangs but receive error prompts whenever I get incoming mms. My problem with synchronization still not solved. I wonder anyone else have similar problem and how to overcome it. I even emailed to Steve Litchfield ( the famous smartphone guru) but his curt reply was the P990 is buggy).
My desktop using Windows XP SP3, Outlook 2000 SP3, Sony PC Suite ver 1.2.15.
Here is email I sent to SE in November 2006.
“ I have just bought a Sonyericsson P990 as I wanted to upgrade to a 3G smartphone. I also have XDA mini, Treo 600 and SE P800 in my possession.
I am happy to note that Contacts and Calendar can now be backed up to the memory card.
Unfortunately sms templates is still absent in the Messages application of P990 smartphone. XDA and Treo have this time saving feature as in most lower priced "dumb" cellphones.
The new Symbian UIQ 3 is so different from the previous version that I felt that I am using a new operating system. All the familiar application short cut icons at the top of the screen is gone. In combination with Handyday application I have complete access to all the application icons that I require in the P800. Sonyericsson or Symbian should provide an option for those upgrading from previous P models to switch either old interface or new interface.
After I synchronised with Outlook, I realised that Contacts, Calendar and Tasks are synchronised except for Notes. The notes attached to my Contacts are also missing after synchronisation. The desktop prompted 3 times "Custom forms could not be opened. Outlook will use Outlook form instead"
I have synchronised my desktop Outlook for years with XDA mini, Treo 600 and SE P800 without losing any data. I did not alter any setting in the desktop Outlook. No error prompts from Outlook during synchronisation. Notes are transferred to the SE P800 and open using the Viewer.”
when you upgrade the phone does it consume phone memory and if yes how much? thanks
I think it is a great phone. I find it a little slow though, is there any software upgrade that may improve this, and if so, when can i get it. thanks
Dear symphantized P990 users,its the biggest lies that R9EA001 firmware any of many problems,i have paid 100$ to the main dealer fr upgrade.Now it has stopped ringing only vibration,idiotic.There is main compatibility problem with UIQ software ad hardware.Se for Gods sake release a new P1010 cell and exchange with all millions of poor customers.otherwise everybody is FEDUP.
here is the latest software which i "think"
downloaded on Jan 5th
through INDIA SE Webside
Phone: CXC162037 R9EA001
Bluetooth: CXC162058 R5A01
Organizer: CXC162036 R4A13
CDA: CDA162007/2 R4A09
But please make sure that u've already
backup all ur informations, coz it will
LOST after installation, for ur advise,
SYNC with PC first before u install it.
Coz i fail to restore the backup file
from my memory card..
There're many types of memory card u can find in the market, pls go for ORIGINAL memory card.
I got the P990i in December 2006 and was amazed. Unfortunately the memory card had some problems being recognized by the phone and becuase of that the phone was changed. Now Im having a phone with all the problems described by you all and I am sure, its a software/firmware problem.
Downloading the software fm SE takes awfully long and last time the new software was downloaded by 21% in just 5.5 hours! Then I had to break up.
So, my questions:
No. 1: any better source than SE for the latest firmware?
No. 2: back in October 2006 the latest systems info was
Phone CXC162037 R7A001
Bluetooth CXC162058 R4F01
Organizer CXC162036 R3B01
CDA CDA162007/2 R3B01
Any changes? What is the latest version now?
hi purchased this phone approx three months ago it has lost its ringer does this phone have a reset button anyone had this problem b4 ? phone only vibrates
you can CALIBRATE Display from :
Main Menu --> Tools --> Control Panel --> Other --> Setup Wizard .,
in Setup Wizard , tap next button " > " 5 time .
i want to say :
why some of you guys say such lie about this phone/pda .
i update mine 2 weeks ago ( R9 Firmware ) and i dont see any hang or damn "Restart to improve performance" , and i must say this product is very powerful and have a bright future , then :
1- Nokia lovers , please dont send ur wrong & selfish comment.
2- YOU - yes , i speak with you , u that dont have this phone/pda : dont assessment about a thing u dont have.
we are here because we want to share our exprience & help each other.
When i try to download MP3s in my P990i, the disk to one software says no phone connected, has anyone got same prob, as it takes very long to just drag and drop songs in file manager...
I had bought P990 in jan 2007, will it be R9? As when i try to update it says latest software all ready present...
Sony Ericsson should be ashamed of themselves for releasing their flagship phone (P990i)with so many software bugs.
SHAME ON YOU SE.
To all P990i owners/ future owners:
I have been tracking comments on this phone for about 2 months on different sites. Most of these comments were negatives and a few psoitives. Nevertheless, I bought it after some serious hesitation coz i loved the looks, features and above all, trust SE.
I will be honest and as precise as possible in my opinion:
- NO slow menus
- NO crashes
- NO frequent reboots
- NO comlicated menus
- NO problem with the location of control buttons
- NO delayed clock or anything like that
- NO problem with personalised ring tones
- NO problem what so ever with the messaging
- Battery DOES NOT last for too long (1 day with moderate-high use)ONLY DISADVANTAGE!
- ALL APPLICATIONS worked extremely fine
- Camera's quality is the best i got from a 2mg camera
I did not upgrade to R9 and still running on R7.
I used to have a 9500 before this and that phone has more bugs when running several applications in the same time, especially when working on the net.
I am not saying that the phone is in perfect condition in the mean time but it will be very soon. I went to the dealership yesterday to upgrade to R9, but they told me to wait 2 more weeks till a new firmware is released and tested. This new one should solve all the problems and add some extra features on the phone.
Soem people discribed the phone to be a disgrace, GUYS...GET SERIOUS, THIS PHONE RULES!!!!!!
Whoever thinks about buying this phone, GET IT, ITS WORTH EVERY PENNY U SPEND ON IT! Even if u guys r not happy with the R7 or R9 (which by the way couldn't find a problem with the R7), new firmwares will defenitely be released to improve the performance. We r talking SONY ERICSSON, not a bullshit kindda company! If there is a problem with the phone, they will fix it.
This is the first time SE faces such difficuties and this is due to the fact that a third party was involved in programming the software of this phone... SYMBIAN! They are working on it and a new firware will be released within a week and IT WILL MAKE IT ROCK EVEN MORE!
Please note that the only considerable disadvantage is BATTERY LIFE.
anybody help me with the update service its damn difficult and where do u get the R9 firmware? tell me people thankyou
hey people have you read this review from p990 it was written thet theres no place to calibrate lcd is it true cuz i'm planing to buy this?
and there are multiple answers about freezing problem after upgradeing the system does upgrading solve it or not?
you damn people who is against sony ericsson! this phone is a very very good phone! and dont compare it with nokia coz the are very far different! why dont you build your own mobile phone so that ou will be satisfied! this phone is very very good phone! buy this!
emm i think if u wanna buy fone 4 entertainment then better go 4 n73me as the firmware for it ady quite stable.....camera n sound is good, if u wanna buy 4 work then go 4 p990i sound is not so good but the camera can fight wif n93.wut i mean is when takin still pic. for n90 is for u to show off coz of stylish. k800i oli good in takin pic..... i suggest y don u trade in ur n70 4 n73me n get 1 more k800i?? so u got a symbian n non symbian fone....
Crap phone, slow menus, always hang (even after firmware update), lots of function need to open flip, very un-user-friendly, lousy battery life, very much regret parting with $650 to buy this, SE give me my money back!!!!!
I like the phone in general, but if it would include FM radio and 3MPx camera it will become the best of the best and i will buy get the it as soon it comes out,
I like your sony-ericsson products a lot and so far find them most reliable and user friendly
Best and good luck