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Mar 2, 2011, 10:20 AM
in the Nokia E7-00 forum

There's a lot to be critical of if you're trying to find the ultimate smartphone and you've run across the E7. Some people don't like the 16GB of limited, internal memory, even though it is very fast. I don't know. Do we really use more than 16GB? I have a 32GB iPhone 4, and I don't have anything close to 16GB stored on it even though I have a decent music collection on it. Some people ...

Re: I still don't get...
Mar 2, 2011, 10:15 AM
in the Nokia E7-00 forum

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/03/02/goo gle.malware.andriod/

Re: Flagship Phone? Really??
Dec 17, 2010, 9:04 AM
in the Nokia N8-00 forum

Right now (12/17/2010) it is available all over the Web at $449.00. At that price, it might very well provide competition for people looking at top of the line Android or iPhone 4.

Re: Flagship Phone? Really??
Dec 17, 2010, 9:03 AM
in the Nokia N8-00 forum

It is just a different way of doing things. The N8 takes its aim at people who are interested in things that the typical Android user just might not be interested in. The Nokia can do some things that iPhone and Android cannot do very easily, however. Including those dongles in the retail box is a sign of where Nokia users have gone in relation to iPhone and Android. I understand what the original poster means about the A8. ...

Re: Google Apps
Dec 17, 2010, 8:59 AM
in the Nokia N8-00 forum

What Google applications does the original poster want? If you're asking whether you can synchronise your Google mail, address book and calendar with the Nokia, the answer is yes. Google provide its subscribers with settings for what amounts to a free Exchange server for mobile users, and everything synchronises perfectly well. Well...not quite as perfectly as MobileMe synchronises with an iPhone, but well enough to call it perfect. :-)

Re: Processor Speed
Dec 17, 2010, 8:56 AM
in the Nokia N8-00 forum

I'm not a fan of Snapdragon, and I would fully expect that the N8 would appear to operate very well in comparison to the 1 GHz Snapdragon devices. After all...that absolutely wonderful "1 GHz" ARM processor in the iPhone 4 is usually not at its full speed because of battery life considerations, and I do not see any reason not to prefer the iPhone to any number of Snapdragon devices. I'm a fan of ARM. It seems to me that ...

Re: Trying hard to figure out what's the point of this phone
Dec 17, 2010, 8:46 AM
in the Nokia E5-00 forum

I don't know. There's no front facing camera according to the Phonescoop specifications. Maybe that makes it cheaper to sell to independently minded people in North America? Nokia specifications have recently seemed to pale in comparison to the iPhone and various Android models, but perhaps Nokia sees it as having a different market. More of a Blackberry minded market? I don't know. Not trying to turn into an apologist for Nokia, but although I am an iPhone user (even ...

Silver/Grey vs Black
Dec 14, 2008, 9:42 AM
in the Motorola Q Global / Q9h forum

The silver/grey Q9h that replaced the black version has a couple of upgrades to it that make it worth buying if you're offered the choice between the two. AT&T likes the OTA updating feature of the silver/grey phone, but IMHO this is going to remain largely useless to the typical user of the device. A more significant upgrade is the inclusion of Crystal Talk on the silver/grey phone. Making calls one after another and comparing the black phone with the ...

Re: 6.1 update from Motorola
Dec 14, 2008, 9:35 AM
in the Motorola Q Global / Q9h forum

Threaded SMS is a good improvement that most of us will like. Personally, I do not like the flipping home screen and I will usually have a home screen that eliminates this feature. But the threaded SMS, together with other minor improvements, make it a worthwhile upgrade if you have the few minutes to do it and know what you're doing.

Re: How do you close apps and not "kill" them?
Jul 26, 2008, 1:20 PM
in the Motorola Q Global / Q9h forum

The operating system assumes that if you have used an application then it is likely you will want to use it again, so it remains in memory for easy access. Just hit the home screen button and go on with life. When there are enough applications resident that it will begin to affect performance, the operating system will begin to kill them. If you are finding yourself thinking frequently about killing applications, consider switching to a theme that has configurable ...

Re: Motorola website wrong? or not?
Mar 25, 2008, 9:02 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V8 forum

Well, that's up to you, of course, but personally I cannot imagine ever needing more than the 2GB that currently ships with all V8's from the Moto store.

Re: lag in texting
Mar 25, 2008, 9:00 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V8 forum

There will be times that the system slows you down. In the first place, the V8's Linux system is slower than the V9's Synergy system and if you are accustomed to the V9 you will notice that the V8 is slower. Every menu simply operates more slowly because the operating system is new and nobody has spent much time optimising it. By contrast, the V9 appears to simply speed through the menus very quickly, making good use of the 512 ...

Re: Will a MicroSDHC card work with the V9?
Mar 25, 2008, 8:54 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V9 / V9x forum

The AT&T variant of the V9 is limited to 2GB. The Hong Kong variant is limited to 4GB.

Re: Make calls while phone is closed
Mar 25, 2008, 8:53 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V9 / V9x forum

You are *not* able to access your contacts with the phone closed. With some versions of the phone, you can read texts and reply to texts using the templates. With other versions of the phone (AT&T) you are basically limited to using the media player. I am not sure why they did this, but it does prevent your activating features inadvertently, as I have done with some versions of the V9. You are generally not going to be able to (or ...

Re: Voice Dialing and aplications
Mar 25, 2008, 8:48 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V9 / V9x forum

Yes, you can load Opera Mini. Google Earth I am not sure about. I have AGPS turned on with both my AT&T variant V9 and my Hong Kong variant V9, and they use Google Maps with GPS very well, although of course with AGPS you don't get quite as close to your actual location as you might with a Verizon or SprintPCS phone using the same application. As far as the Babbling Phone Lady goes, the system works fairly ...

Re: My RAZR2 V8 arrives tomorrow.
Feb 6, 2008, 11:27 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V9 / V9x forum

All the unlocked versions of the V8 being sold at the Moto store are now 2GB.

Re: $300 for upgrade!?!?
Feb 6, 2008, 11:24 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V9 / V9x forum

In some Wal Mart stores, the 2-year upgrade price is now down to $79.

Re: voice dial
Feb 6, 2008, 11:23 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V9 / V9x forum

Hold down the SEND key for a little longer than you would normally and you'll get a voice asking you to speak your command. The voice commands on the Hong Kong variant are a little better than the ones on the AT&T variant. For example, on the Hong Kong variant, you just push the button and say, "Call John Smith" and it works. On the AT&T variant, you push the button and have to say "Name Dial." The phone responds, "Say ...

Re: Motorola RAZR2 V9 phone color...
Feb 6, 2008, 11:21 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V9 / V9x forum

I am not sure why, but Moto and AT&T seem to really like the reddish mahogany colour. Even the upcoming revised V9 is still going to be in that colour.

Re: So...for $300.00 I get
Feb 6, 2008, 11:20 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V9 / V9x forum

If you are buying the AT&T brand phone, then the choice is AT&T's. You'll notice from how the Hong Kong variants are packaged (deluxe) and the way that the unbranded V8's are packaged that Motorola would prefer to include more equipment.

Re: 2GB or 512 MB?
Feb 6, 2008, 11:17 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V8 forum

The phones being shipped from the Motorola store are all 2GB now.

Re: battery life?
Sep 23, 2007, 7:26 AM
in the Nokia 6555 forum

You can greatly increase the battery life of a 3G phone by shutting off the WCDMA radio. If the phone's network settings allow you to switch from Automatic to 850/1900 then you will greatly increase the phone's talk times. Unless you are actually using data services or you have a need for the extra voice security of WCDMA, then you might want to think about switching the network settings. In the case of the Motorola V9 that AT&T uses, the phone's talk ...

Re: Battery Life Anyone?
Sep 17, 2007, 5:19 AM
in the Motorola RAZR2 V9 / V9x forum

My subjective impression of the battery life is that it is slightly less than the Krzr K1 (which phone was very good). If you have the ability to do it, think about switching the network search from Automatic to 850/1900, especially if you are in a fringe 3G area.

Re: Slow!!!
Mar 22, 2007, 10:10 AM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

I think he means that the menus are slow, that the software is slow. The latest firmware for North America is R4527_G_08.42.0ER. However, I do not really see any difference in speed or functionality between that and its immediate predecessor that ended in .0BR. You can couple these firmwares with the generic Moto NA102 or Cingular NA103 flexes and have a bug free and very speedy menu system. Older firmware and flexes were released in the Asian and European markets before these newer ...

Re: Front cover breaking/cracking issues??
Mar 22, 2007, 10:05 AM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

It's not clear to me if you guys are talking about the outer LCD or the glass cover to the LCD. I have not had a problem with either one.

Re: Instant Messaging?
Mar 22, 2007, 10:02 AM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

You'll need to have the clients available on your phone, and you will need to have to turn on the menu items that reference those clients. If you've bought an unbranded NA102 flex directly from Motorola, then to be honest the simplest thing to do is to flash and flex the unbranded Cingular NA103 flex onto your phone. You will have to get the TMobile settings back onto the phone for Internet and MMS, which should not be all ...

Re: clock in the upper part of the screen
Mar 22, 2007, 9:57 AM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

That little red clock means that you have an appointment or anniversary in the phone's calendar. There is no way to remove it without learning a lot more about your phone than most people would ever want to know. 8O However, if you really do absolutely, positively want to get rid of it, then I would recommend that you visit http://motox.info and visit the Krzr K1 forum where people are very helpful and talk about how to do ...

Re: (yawn)
Jan 13, 2007, 6:08 PM
in the Motorola RAZR V3xx forum

I'm so sorry. I thought we were talking about the V3xx. Thanks.

Re: (yawn)
Jan 13, 2007, 2:29 PM
in the Motorola RAZR V3xx forum

One or the other of us is confused. Perhaps it's me. It seems to me in all the information I can find about the phone that it is being deliberately marketed as 1.8 HSPDA.

Re: (yawn)
Jan 13, 2007, 1:08 PM
in the Motorola RAZR V3xx forum

I'm not sure what you mean by "3G" that you think the phone doesn't have it. It will be at least 1.8, maybe more.

Re: What is the difference
Jan 12, 2007, 9:44 PM
in the Motorola RAZR V3xx forum

Cingular owes me two upgrade phones. Maybe I'll get a Sync A707 just to see what you're talking about.

Re: What is the difference
Jan 12, 2007, 9:44 AM
in the Motorola RAZR V3xx forum

I'm not sure I understand some of this criticism. The Razr series is an extremely popular phone for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it's a phone that's very easy to always have with you, if you are somebody who always needs a phone (and not a PDA or mini computer). It only makes sense that Motorola would have a 3G phone that bases its external design and features on the extremely popular Razr. I think, too, ...

Re: Exterior display quality in direct sunlight
Dec 30, 2006, 9:14 AM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

This has become an issue ever since they started putting colour displays on the exterior of flip phones. It's no bigger a problem with the K1 than it is with any other exterior colour display, IMHO.

Re: How to assign ringtones to specific Callers
Dec 30, 2006, 9:11 AM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

It's easy. Go to Phonebook/(Contact)/Options/Edit Contact. Scroll down to Ringer ID. MENU and pick the ringer.

Re: Got a Tough one for you guys...
Dec 28, 2006, 10:02 AM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

airicf2f said: Just Got Krazr K1- On all other Moto's when you change the wallpaper it changes the display both on the inside AND outside! The latest versions of the K1 do not allow for changing the outside image to match the wallpaper. I don't know why. Must have something to do with battery life. You CAN fix this if you want. It's a relatively simple SEEM edit, if you are prepared to get into that kind of thing. :)

Re: Krzr K1 unlocked any issues????
Dec 28, 2006, 9:58 AM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

I bought the unlocked USDM version from Motorola direct sales. Absolutely no issues whatsoever. You can get the Internet and MMS settings two different ways: 1. The phone from Motorola insluces the SETUP programme in the Java applications. 2. You can go to your Cingular account, set your phone to V3i, and then go to Support and get the OTA pushes of all settings sent directly to the phone. Both ways work perfectly. The K1's great. It addresses any quibbles and foibles you might ...

Re: Cingular is getting the KRZR!!!!
Dec 28, 2006, 9:52 AM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

I have a feeling this will be a blockbuster best seller for Cingular. I have been using the K1 from the Motorola site for a while, now, and I can say that the K1 addresses almost all the issues anybody might have had with the V3i, while at the same time maintaining the excellent RF signal capture of the V3i. Prepare yourself for having to provide a lot of information and customer support, because you're definitely going to be selling a ...

Re: Questions before I buy
Dec 28, 2006, 9:49 AM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

The K1 bought unlocked from the Motorola site will do what the poster was asking about, with the exception of being able to allocate unlimited memory to the storage of texts. The K1 will take a 2 gig memory card, but I do not believe you can allocate any of the card memory to text messages. There's one thing that bugs me about the original poster's choice of the K1, and that is that he seems to want to use the ...

Re: HELP! Voice dial
Dec 28, 2006, 9:45 AM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

If you got an international version of the K1, then you might have inadvertently switched the phone to speaker-dependent dialling when you changed the phone to English. You CAN fix this, but you are going to have to get more involved with the phone than you might have initially intended. You can get good help for this at www.motox.info and at howardforums.com. FWIW, the USDM unlocked phone bought from the Motorola site comes with speaker-INdependent already active and it works fine. ...

Re: Krzr K1 unlocked any issues????
Dec 17, 2006, 1:03 PM
in the Motorola KRZR K1 forum

When you refer to the "new" unlocked version, do you mean the USDM version that's now available at Motorola?

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