hey jojo, how's the phone's performance so far? also, is it user friendly? hope you can enligthen me more. thanks!
Happy blackberry user, but got this phone as gift. Wow, this is huge compared to my blackberry pearl, I think I may ebay it
Future firmware will solve most of the problems.If you care to think back a few years the htc jasjar was released and even though it had a 520mhz cpu it was quite slow,now with an updated ROM the jasjar is very fast indeed.Same deal with the G900
Well, guys. So far very quick thoughts. I still have it but...
try HTC before buying this toy. Memory is not enough to run even small package of programs. Painfull! Believe me. You are not thinking of modern phone. You are thinking of Pocket PC. What them the point if simple phone has sometimes even more power and capability? So this is the main lack of G900. That is why perhaps the camera hang the system. Or sometimes it dies and you have to remove and then set battery again. Maybe this is not a common thing. And resolution! Trust me it is not more important than the other features. So I'd prefer less this stuff rather than limitation in other features. CPU is realy a little slow compared to HTC. And camera is terrible 'cause without auto focus it is pointless.
Great day. Found every thing promising so far with G900. But recently found in myg900.com that this phone is pretty slow compared to others even if it has fast processor. Any real user can share experiences?
Also does anyone know if it does have a graphics or 3D chip inside?
Anybody know which could be the best alternate of this one (ofcourse WM6)?
Would appreciate very much if somebody could explain the below concerns:
1. Any real user to share the experience with 800x480 resolution. Are the texts really readable at that res? does all apps work? is the screen visible in sunlight?
2. Does the performance lag when 4-5 Apps are running simultaneously?
3. Can it record video at 640x480@30fps?
4. Anybody knows if this handset is available in Malaysia! And what could be the price?
Thanks in advance.
Zaelo the zealot we would be honoured if you could give us an update on your experiences of the controversial G900.
The specs are great but in papers everything looks fine. Would appreciate very much if any real user could explain the below concerns:
1. Is the text really readable at 800x480? Does all apps work at this res? Is the screen visible in sunlight?
2. Does it support A2DP?
3. Does the performance lag when 4-5 Apps are running simultaneously?
4. Can it record video at 640x480@30fps?
5. Anybody knows if this handset is available in Malaysia! And what could be the price?
Thanks in advance.
People, i absolutely love this phone for its screen (have a TyTN right now).
Almost went to buy it, but decided to see experiences with it. And they are awful! Take a look for example at myg900.com how many people are complaining...
I guess it is not time for replacing my TyTN...
I am from Singapore. Wonder anyone know where I can get a pcs of this device. Function fit my usage. Thanks.
Ok, fine you don't like 65K? How about 65001?
Better? Now shut it.
Hey the_chef, that was an awesome review. People like you make this site worth using again :)
I've got one of those G900 and a 4gb mini sd is about to arrive..
So it wont work?
Or do you think that if you update the firmware it can still works?
I have one.
In case people are still confused about the specs:
It only has 40MB internal memory, so you NEED a mini-SD card (not a problem for me cause I was gonna get one anyway).
128MB RAM - I understand this is very good for a mobile device, I still haven't used it up fully.
Of course the #1 selling point is the screen, WVGA (800x480) in just a 3" screen!
I dunno why people are complaining about the size of the screen or the writing being too tiny. You can just zoom in if the writing is too small, and I'm sure the writing will be clearer than a 320x240 screen of similar size.
However I can't comment on the colour depth, I haven't really noticed devices more than 64k colours.
But I do know that for web surfing and image/pdf viewing, you can fit more of the screen on here than on any other device of similar size.
Basically if the writing is too small for you, buy a bigger device with a bigger screen (a proper PDA).
Secondly the fingerprint recognition owns, and you can use it as a cursor/trackball (although unfortunately you can't see a cursor, just the links that you highlight).
Apart from that it is a very new device, so you get almost all the Windows Mobile 6 goodness.
Supports Wifi b/g, and WPA2 encryption.
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, and A2DP (stereo bluetooth) and AVRCP (remote control).
It's 3G/HSDPA too (which is still not common enough for PDAs).
Uses mini-SD card, which is cheaper than micro-SD, and hot swappable.
Keyboard is very good. Decent size keys, and most reviews actually PREFER this keyboard over the HTC devices (e.g. Tytn), cause the keys are raised/rounded here. I prefer it simply because there are more keys, period.
The unit itself is a bit bulky (a bit bigger than a Tytn), but that's forgivable considering the excellent keyboard and decent sized screen.
Now for the bad points.
Firstly no SDHC support!!! So you can't get more than 2GB reliably at a time (yep I've tried "4GB non-SDHC mini-SD" but they aren't reliable).
And yep shame no internal GPS (although everyone always says an external GPS box is 100x better anyway)
And I have to admit the 3g and wifi reception is actually quite poor.
Triband must suck for Americans too (although I assume this won't be a problem in the future).
Camera (which is 2MP) is decent for a phone 2 years ago, but crap by my standards. As for video I don't mind QVGA, but I really needed 30fps.
Lastly the main thing putting this phone's reputation down is the early bugs. True, if you bought one of the early phones, you were in big trouble, with it refusing to come out of standby half the time. This was partially resolved with a patch, but only satisfactorily resolved with newer batches that contained a newer rom.
Overall I'm satisfied with the newer more stable version of the G900. Like most others, am willing to forgive the substandard camera and a few other issues for an excellent screen for web browsing, and imo excellent keyboard.
It's biggest competitors imo are the Nokia E90 (better camera, but unfortunately no touchscreen, and I would prefer Windows Mobile for apps than Symbian), and the forthcoming HTC Kaiser (which should have everything you need.. except the screen is still 320x240)
Here a review of the G900
Can anyone tell me if this phone support Blackberry Connect or not.
Thanks so much.
Canadians are great (although I'm not Canadian) and have made important contributions towards mobile communications eg the ubiquitous Blackberry series
To produce Blackberry with slolen technologies is crime. That's why they were enforced to pay billions. In America they would be imprisoned. In canada they are free because there it is normal such behavior. So there they are heroes. Blackberry has dead end. Again, because its structure and limited improvement possibilities. It was good pager maybe. let it still remaina a good pager, maybe. But customer needs something different. Just wait for a couple of years and tell me if you forget this name "Blackberry". :)