hi, ppl says this phone is having lots of bugs why? coze they want to purchage & dreaming for but they cant afort for. no doubt there is nigligible bugs but SE will improve this in there new updated verson.
I think SE must make their new series of p-series smartphone to VAIO or v-series maybe someone will say Lol!, but i dont know why, but it's because they are improving VAIO laptops from now and it competes mainly ASUS laptops etc. heard about N95, i think SE should now open their eyes about symbian UIQ's fulty, and use other alternative OSes, and at least make better design... no more 5mp cams coz it's such a bad idea to put that in a smartphone, better make K900 or anything, W990 walkman or K650 3g phone, SE open up your eyes, it's a technology battle!
I got this phone last week and to be honest, i have had no problems what so ever, not even 1 crash! I got it on O2 (UK).
At first i was very hesitant due to all the negative comments. However, what i found was a very logical menu system. Some say its over-complicated but i dont think so-it just needs getting used too.
I compared it to my cousins N73 and the Mp3/Media is a bit better than N73 (which i regard as a great phone too).
Off course this phone is only worth the £££ if you use its features-i use most of its feautures which help me greatly in organising my life.
The size is ok for a smartphone and much more reasonable than the Nokia N93-i saw that phone too-great camera but its just too big, to the point which i regard as quite silly....
Im not sure why many reviews regarding the P990i say the software is buggy etc..maybe they didnt test final production unit?...
I called O2 and Sony Ericsson technical support who confirmed that there were 'problems' with the earlier batch, hence, the delay in mass market release.
Anyhow O2 and Voda have approved it for general release and passed its quality checks-i approve it too! A fantastic piece of kit with alot going for it....
i bought this phone from ebay for $850 including shipping. i dont know where they made the phone. (how can i find that out?) but they shipped it from New York.
p.s. what part of cali you from?
im from Irvine, CA. you can e-mail me if you want
To Mike M.
im from california too... where did you buy this phone (p990? and can kindly state how much did you buy it, and is your phone made from china or finland or uk?
I went to a shop which is specializing in PDA phone this afternoon and I tried my dream phone P990i: nice shape, good camera, very clear & smooth 3G picture quality, perfect T9 input, sensitive touch screen but I found out the speaker quality is far behind any of the Sony Ericsson phone.
Suprisingly, the sales personnel are keep on critizing on P990i, they are strongly recommending me to get Dopod 838pro (same as HTC TyTN). Yes, the speaker is much more better when compare with P990i.
I tried to open a Mircosoft world file with pictures inserted by using P990i, too bad I can only read the wording, all the pictures inserted disappeared:(
Besides, i had been told that P990i is very slow when come to web browsing, too bad I have no chance to try due to the Wi-Fi is not functioning well in that shop. Anyone can help on this? Is that true?
Plus, msn and yahoo masseger still can not to use in P990i right?
im from india.was really waiting for the P990 from about a year and finally got my hands on it 2 weeks back for a very fancy price about $800.but not really satisfied with the phone.audio output volume is very less compared to the P910i which i was previously using.the camera is excellent no doubt and display is fantastic.the game [golf} is true to life........amazing.the browser GPRS speed is similar to the 910.no improvements.but what on earth happened to the audio output?why have sony ericsson ruined the speaker.its really sick that after paying so much,a guy using a K750 is boasting a louder sound output!its pathetic.i hope they do something in the software update.
my words to the guys who are really thinking to buy this bugy phone.. they are complaining about bugs,bad sounds, poor internet connection, suddenly switching off ...etc but they are still saying to buy this phone.?? are you all blind or out of mind??? there are many better choice in the market that you can buy.. not only nokia but also HTC P3300,palm treo 750v and NOKIA N95 & N97....etc
This is a really great phone consider the processer speed is good and the screen is responsive unlike the Nokia PDA phone which is slow to a crawl... is Great phone and mine doesn't crash like what they said.. just a matter of not hitting the screen more then once with touch screen, it will crash the system, be patient.
hey all, i like theese phone so much but wat the hell of all theese bugs people complain abt it really want to buy it but so afraid from the bugs and low speaker my question: is there any different between france batch and china batch????!!!!
and really wt about the speakers quality plz advice me wait for reply
It is a very good telephone, when it works. I had problems with the language (greek), with the bluetooth sync with my computer (it did not worked), with the attachment photos to the contacts (the pic preview did not work), and several bags. In the two days that I have it, I had to remove the battery to shut it down 5 times
It is a nice device to have but it needs to have that arabic software in order for me and so many others to utilize it fully.
i have had this phone for over two weeks now. i live in Orange county, California. and my network is Cingular. but it still works fine. and no there is not going to be any P990a. thats for sure!
I just got my p990 5 days ago. I have been with SE's P series since they came out with the p800. I have switched to a lot of phones but always came back to the P series. Like i mentioned in my previous post, I was concerned about the bugs in the phone too BUT regardless I bought it. to be honest, I am MORE than SATISFIED with this phone. I have never had a phone BETTER than p990.
I would like to address some of the concerns that potential buyers have.
The flip screen does NOT function when the flip is closed. It works the exact same way as the previous P series models. and like the other member said, u can only use the touch screen whtn the flip is opened or removed.
This phone is worth every penny. Thank god i have no issues with my phone. It restarted only twice since i bought it. But then it only did it because it wanted to improve the processer's speed. the phone even tells u WHY it got restarted. I do find the battery life shorter than the previous P series. I have to turn wifi off everytime or else it drains the battery like anything.
@ Maverick K:
Do the following to turn the flight mode option off at the start up and shut down screen:
> Go to TOOLS
> Then go to CONTROL PANEL
> Tap on DEVICE
> Click on on the FLIGHT MODE
> There will be a check mark beside the ONLY option which asks u to be prompted about the flight mode when u push the power key. Take OFF the check mark and it will do the trick. It worked for me.
@ Missed CALL and SMS alert question:
That is ONE thing i HATED about the p series from the beginning. Whenever u had a miss call or an sms and ur screen was either blank or u had a screen saver on, it wouldn't notify u that u had missed something. Sony has fixed that in p990i. There are 2 ways to view it. u leave ur backlight on continously (which drains the battery like anything). OR the green light at the TOP RIGHT of every P phone starts blinking like crazy until u go and view the missed call or sms.
I hear ya man! The speaker quality is not as great as the previous P series phones. P910i, P900, and P800 ALL had crystal clear audio when u played ur mp3s thru the speaker. This one sounds somewhat different. Its more like the Razr quality (hardly any bass). One more thing, I hate the fact how u cant go to the speaker phone during phone calls so easily. In previous series u could just open the flip and the speaker would turn on, but in this series u have to physically transfer the sound to the speaker by clicking on a few buttons.
Overall, I love this phone. It is nearly perfect. I dont like the speaker in the phone and how u have to hit a few buttons to transfer the sound to the speaker. And the second thing i dont like is the battery life. I guess im used to NOT charging my fone for days. Although the battery does start lasting MORE longer when u turn off the wifi but it is still not that great. I end up charging it once a day, but again im fully utilizing all the features in the phone. Oh! thank god that SE came out with a SUPER RAPID charger. From 4% to 100% in less than an hour (more like 45 mins). It charges FAST. Camera, scanner, wifi, rss, bluetooth, video calling, n everything else is perfect. I wish they had trown in a POUCH in the box. I have to buy one separately.
I hope this helps. Cheers!
just to say...
i have this phone for a 5 days,im totaly disapointed...the software had so manu bugs,it restarts every 5 minutes,i have speaked with some other people here in macedonia and they have the same problems...(all made in france)
p990 is a disaster!!!
hello the p990 have many software problems bugs. voice bad, internet connection problems,many error message, locking phone
No, I looked on the SE website but could not find a software update for the 990.
I find the numeric keypad easy to use. The keys are well set apart and they seem fairly robust.
The qwerty keyboard is pretty small but usable if you don't want to type too quickly!
Still waiting for a replacement unit.
Its good that Nokia has announced N95 & Its good that Sony Ericsson is under pressure..... I AM DAMN HAPPY ABOUT THIS !!!
YOU KNOW WHY ???
CAUSE........ P990's price would FALL DOWN SOON & I AM GOING BUY IT QUICKLY THAN I THOUGHT !!!
Well, Nokia may launch N95..... HELL, Not 5, It may even have 10 MEGA PIXEL CAM ! The fact is, I DONT CARE & I AM GOING BUY P990...... Thats for SURE !! I love this phone so much & Nothing is going to STOP me......... NOTHING !!!!!!!!!!