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baldrn

Mar 4, 2009, 10:01 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

Have you upgraded the firmware and how is it?

I really want to like this phone as I tried it out in a store today.
But I've read some nasty reviews of when it first came out.
Since then, I've also read some firmware updates have been released.
BF25
BK14
Have you had these installed on yours? How is it doing now?
Did they come with it on the phone?
I've had it for 6 months now and i had to bring it in for the update. 1/2 of the time I like the phone but some days I want to throw it because the touchscreen can be a pain!! It will take me forever to hit the right button and then somedays it works ...
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My new Glyde came with the BK14 upgrade and I'm not having any screen issues.
punisherbv

Apr 24, 2009, 9:22 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

Between this phone and Voyager?

Hey guys, i am due for an upgrade for a new phone next may. I was just wondering which phone would be better? This or the voyager, the rep at the store told me the voyager because it has backup dialing, but if i wanted to use speaker phone without the flip open. Then i should get the glyde. But the thing is i would really use my bluetooth more than the speaker phone. So what do you guys prefer?
I just got the Glyde last week and it has the new firmware update, BAK14, and I haven't had any screen issues. The only two things that bother me is the short battery life, 2 days max., and the inability to see the screen out of doors. Otherwise it's...
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Kendallish

Jan 14, 2009, 11:50 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

Have the Voyager--Glyde BETTER???

Am looking for a new phone. Was considering the LG Chocolate or the DARE but was wondering how this samsung is. Is the keypad hard to text on being it is a slide out???
bigack

Nov 9, 2008, 6:28 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

software update

so has there been a software update or a newer one yet!!!
there is a new update now available instore. One of our employees got it yesterday and it makes it way better in repsonsiveness accuracy and browser speed. the functionality makes it feel like a different phone, but he is so much happier.
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Coco Savage

Dec 22, 2008, 1:24 AM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

case screen protectors

anyone care for it?

i traded my glyde in.....

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Frum-pilot

Dec 2, 2008, 11:07 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

Calandar

Hi all
I recently got a pda phone only to find out that I needed a data plane (verizon). I gave back the phone and I'm still with my original LG V. The reason for upgrading was primarily the calander/appointment feature. I need a phone that will allow more than 32 characters to input in an appointment. All the LG phones I've tried can only input 32 characters max. I'm not familiar with the samsung line and wanted to know how many characters can you input in the calandar's appointment in the Glyde (or any samsung phones with a qwerty keyboard. Thank You!
Jake
Ritzbitts

Oct 15, 2008, 12:05 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

Solution for the touchscreen issues

After having this phone for a few months, and doing controlled texting, I've found a solution to the common touchscreen issues. Basically, if you find that buttons are being triggered randomly, or on the opposite side of the screen you press, this post is for you.

When you charge your phone at night, flip it face down on a flat surface. Generally this is not recommended for touch surfaces, however, the screen will not be pressed against the surface because the home button keeps it at a very slight angle.

After testing this, I've found that the phone can be left on continuously for nearly a week before the touchscreen will malfunction. Since I started doing this, I haven't had any issues with the accuracy of the sensor at all. I left th...
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The first line of the first paragraph should read "controlled testing," not "controlled texting." Typographical errors ftw!
psharma02

Oct 7, 2008, 10:52 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

How do I watch videos from my TF card on the Glyde?

I put a video on the Transflash card and want to watch it on the glyde but dont know how to go about it. Is it even possible?
You'll need to make sure they're in a supported format, which means you'll need to convert them before placing them in the video directory of your card.
lacr033egrl

Oct 12, 2008, 3:56 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

should i get the samsung glyde?

i have the LG VX8350 and im having problems with it so i am thinking about replacing it with the samsung glyde... do you suggest i should get this phone? does it break easy? (i drop my phone a lot) Rolling Eyes
dacrazyone07

Oct 7, 2008, 10:43 AM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

Is it just verizon???

Im trying very hard to find sites that will let me download free ringtones for my new phone the samsung glyde but im not sure that the phone or verizon supports any of them, PLEASE help i have 20 days to return the phone hehe i just might to. Embarassed
mamba

Jun 1, 2008, 7:09 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

coming from the q

this phone doesnt do anything, and the touchscreen is horrible when trying to take photos.
try using the actual button for snapping shots. You know, like how it was designed.
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lol, thats what happens when you go to a consumer phone from a pda
seul87k

Jun 14, 2008, 12:22 AM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

Max KB in PIX message

What's the max KB one can send through either text, pix, or flix messaging?

My old phone was 300kb but dunno if it changed.

Thanks in advance.
350kb
oiio

Jul 18, 2008, 2:48 AM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

How do you transfer pictures and videos to the computer?

How do you transfer pictures and videos to the computer without paying money?
What the heck do I do with the USB cord?

Really confused and frustrated...
Please help...
Thanks
I just got the glyde and had the same questions. Apparently the ONLY way to get the pics off the phone is through the microSD card - which is IMPOSSIBLE to quickly get to, or send them via a pic-message (air-time charges apply). The USB cable can be...
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ferndog

May 20, 2008, 12:50 AM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

Has anyone learned a lesson?

I find it comical that so many people thought that this phone would be any better then the Voyager. Seriously, are there so many new people that simply ignored previous warnings about expectations? Here's the bottom line....the phone is no better then the Voyager..in fact, the Voyager is much better. At this time, I won't go into the reasons why but that is my personal opinion as I have used both. In 2 months, this phone will be forgotten like many others that had the hype but failed once released. The Voyager at least had decent reviews by many not only here but at HowardForums. The Glyde is sliding away in both forums. I will now call it the Slyde. If you enjoy gut wrenching waiting games for the new releases, you have my blessings...
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I enjoy the Glyde over the voyager...I don't feel like I'm carrying a boat anchor with me anymore.

But, to each their own!
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so you base your phone purchases on what others think? rather then finding out for yourself...hmm interesting stance Rolling Eyes
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rhoadleyx42

Jul 13, 2008, 12:21 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

Question??

does the glyde support youtube mobile?
peanut4

Jul 5, 2008, 7:57 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

Be patient!

I hate when people down grade a phone when it comes out! Verizon is very good at fixing the bugs with new software updates which I dont know any other carrier that does. This phone and the Voyager and the Glyde is only gonna get better in time! Be patient some of you! And the Dare is in no way better than the Voyager! Either is the Glyde....Voyager tops them all!
your crazy man, the dare blows the voyager and glyde out of the water
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j8villeg

Jun 23, 2008, 8:56 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

How can I stop my ringer from gradually increasing as a call comes in?

If anyone knows how i can stop my glydes ringer from gradually increasing in volume evrytime as a call comes in please let me know. The gradual increase is really annoying to me and i've search in my phone for hours to try to stop it but i cant seem to find the way
CincinnatiMST3K

May 23, 2008, 3:13 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

Why the Glyde wasn't the right choice for me..

It's been a few days now and while normally I'd wait a bit longer to make up my mind, the functionality of the Glyde is just too neopolitan-flavored and too odd for my vanilla needs.
Confused

I text. A lot. With the Glyde, you'd think texting would be made easier, but for me it isn't. The keyboard, while vital for imputting URLs, is a headache for me to use. The Function and Shift keys seem to be in opposite spots, and I keep switching to the alt-mode instead of CAPS. That's frustrating as all hell. Finding contacts to text is annoying too with the touchscreen.

The keys are too small for me to type with easily, and I have to use my fingertips..almost my nail.
Trust me..I have the thin fingers of an 'artist' and still, it's tough. I thoug...
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I've been receiving texts from people within my Contacts list, but their name does not show, just the number. 80% of the time I have no idea who just texted me unless I ask.


is this true? anyone else having this problem? i
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bubbletea

Jun 14, 2008, 7:00 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

How do i keep the speaker on (when the slide is closed) for the samsung glyde?

it seems to me.. that the nonspeaker mode.. is really quiet.. and i can't even hear anything... when me environment is noisy.. and i'm not that deaf. i am a teen!
does anyonee else think it is too low?
like i always have to click the speaker on button when i pick up for a call.. cause i can't hear!

because it keeps switching back to speaker off automatically.
or in order to always have speaker.. i have to always slide it open

is there anyway to keep the speaker on at all times?
hit the speaker button on the lower left
rsd317

May 8, 2008, 3:56 PM
over in the "Samsung Glyde U940" discussion:

what is full html?

is this different than env2? I just purcahsed a balckberry but dont really need the email and would much rather pay 15 vs 30. with this i can actuall;y online to a webpage and not use mobile web?
full html is basically the internet on your blackberry. its any webpage you want to look up with exception of some. mobile web is just news a sports sites. you cant go to verizonwireless.com like on the gylde
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