Anyone having problems with the SE Update Service software?
I think it's BS!! It does NOT work!!
Tried it on home computer then installed it on 3 "company" computers and the software still does NOT work!!
Downloaded the latest version from SE!
Followed instructions to install "supposed" update as SE Media Manager popped up message stating that update was available and use Update software to update.
1. Plug in USB cable to computer
2. Remove then reinstall battery
3. Hold "C" button while plugging in cable to computer
4. Press "continue" in Update software
..... WAITING.... WAITING....FINGERS ACHING.....WAITING......
Then....Phone turned on into phone mode within 3 minutes!
Had similar problems with P1i before getting rid of it!
Now crappy software still does not work with w890i either!!
Don't have internet service on phone!
Is that method "easier" to use??? Does it even work??!
Current w890i software version....
Any suggestions to fix this darn problem is appreciated!
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2009i never right reviews but i have to say this is the worst phone i have ever ever owned.
The... moreUPGRADE YOUR FIRMWARE!
Problems will be solved!
I tested the crap Nokia 5310 in the shop 2 days ago its SLOWER then my W890i!
W890i is soo much better then those cheapo Nokias!
Does it support MPEG4?/AVI formats?.
Also, The speaker volume is little low compared to Other models.
This phone is generally great! Exactly what I wanted until it started switching itself off at least once a day...so did the second phone I got from my service provider after thinking that it may have been a fault on the first phone. Very disappointing!
I've had this phone for 10months and had no such problems as mentioned. By the way, there's a SE service centre nearby,, get it fix as its still under warranty.... dont cry out like a baby....
i never right reviews but i have to say this is the worst phone i have ever ever owned.
The memory card kept falling out (had to jam it in with a piece of paper)
it stopped ringing & sms tone
the camera is useless - no AF & no flash means unless the lighting is perfect and u have the most steady hands in the world, the pic is just a dark blur
sony insists on using that rediculous connector for adapters & the charger - not much use for protability as it doesnt stay in in ur pocket plus mine broke
the 3g switches off if it doesnt have a perfect signal
the buttons are too small
overall its a slow phone
DO NOT GET IT.
by the way, after only 8 months, i literally snapped my phone in half, on purpose. worst phone in the world, built by sales people.
Very nice designed phone. Listening music&radio, watch videos with high quality. Only camera is less, no flash and sometimes quality is not great. For the rest, W890i is good; a lot of space for contacts (7000!), funny games, Sens Me, Music Mate, stopwatch, timer etc. Menu is very pleasant. Everytime I see my phone, I think it is a good buy ;D
I just got my w890 black yesterday and it's really cool. My current phone is w880 but it just used for two weeks. I rather to pay more to get this phone, the GPS, and sense me is the best!
My friend,you can save power by adjusting the brightness of your fon.Go to settings/display/brightness..adjust.Using auto lock makes your fon safe from accident dialing as well as from interrupting music while playing or listening.If you have an errors or malfunctions try to auto update your set using SE update jst follow the steps.it will recover the latest software of your set....Have fun!
Cool design, light for pocket, perfect sound, user friendly, power saving (up to 4 days on extreme power usage), great camera but no flash :(
i have had this phone for 1 month & it's a great phone... just a bit too thin for me & no flash which is usually a feature on all sony phones so i'm going to try the T700 which is a bit more sexy
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2009how do u adjust the backlight time????i dont think you can it seems like an automatic power save issue that is built into the phone my other sony phones i could adjust the backlight not this one but try seaching in the setting - display that's where it will be
jon, 09 Jan 2009there were some spots appeared at the back of my phone. why is it like that? and sometimes it ... morei had the same problem with the phone sutting down maybe it's saving power the spots on your screen is problem apart of the theme you choose
Lesley, 20 Jan 2009Hi Guys, I am about to get 2 phones W890i do you advice this? I am worried about the phone not... morei have had this phone for about a month now i toke some great indoor pictures but the lighting was a perfect situation the flash button laggs to me & you have to hold the camera firmly great phone but it feels too light for any abuse