All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 01-10-2009, 11:58 PM
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N97 lock is STUPID and the damn phone is SLOW

This phone proves to be more ridiculous each day. Its not reliable at all. It works like its supposed to 75% of the time but those 25% of the time it malfunctions in many different ways (and I made and read enough threads about it here to know that its not just my opinion). Those 25% make it a worthless brick because you can't simply rely on it. Its more of a prototype.

Just an example - the damn lock. If I hold the phone (locked) and someone calls me - the phone is so slow that by the time I press UNLOCK button and actually get to the conversation - the other person hangs up. It takes TOO long for this phone to get unlocked.

Its like a good looking expensive toy to play with but it sure as f*ck not nearly as reliable as a BlackBerry or any other mainstream phone.

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Old 02-10-2009, 04:46 AM
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What version firmware are you running?

When I first bought the phone it was running v10 and was buggy, laggy and slow, but have to admit that with v12 it's running alot faster and as it should.

Not really sure what you mean that it takes so long to unlock the phone when someone calls you?
I found no problems... just slide the unlock icon from left to right...even on v10 I never experienced such issues.

One thing I can't believe is that Nokia never thought of including a bloody timer function on the phone
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:11 AM
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You do know you can answer the phone with the lock on?


Slide your finger along the flashing arrow pointing right that says answer.

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Old 02-10-2009, 07:17 AM
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I'm afraid you're just going to have to put up with it until an update sorts it out... either that or get rid of it!

I feel your pain though

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Old 02-10-2009, 07:31 AM
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One thing I can't believe is that Nokia never thought of including a bloody timer function on the phone
What sort of "timer" do you mean?

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Old 02-10-2009, 08:56 AM
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What sort of "timer" do you mean?
I assume they mean a Count Up and Count Down application.

Sure, you can get one from a quick google search (time machine) but it should be standard on S60 (even S40 phones get a counter up/down app).

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Old 02-10-2009, 09:02 AM
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A news item you are unlikely to see on AAS:

iPhone, Android, and Pre Beat BlackBerry and Symbian in CFI Group Customer Satisfaction Study:
http://www.symbian-freak.com/news/00...ss_anymore.htm

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Old 02-10-2009, 09:27 AM
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A news item you are unlikely to see on AAS:

iPhone, Android, and Pre Beat BlackBerry and Symbian in CFI Group Customer Satisfaction Study:
http://www.symbian-freak.com/news/00...ss_anymore.htm
It's on my s60 news widget though. And on the website version of the same.

Current aggregating news from:
All About Symbian, blogs.nokia.com, Maemo-Freak, My-Symbian, N97 Fanatics, N97 Geeks, Nokia Addict, Nokia Betalabs, Nokia Conversations, Nokia Fanboy, Nokia Press Release, Nokia Users, NokNok.tv, S60 Blog, Simply Symbian & Symbian-Freak
www.davecozens.com/s60
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:26 AM
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and how do i do when the screen is locked and the unlock key doesn't work/respond? the screen stays black and i can't do anything. i have to remove the battery and switch it on again to be a\ble to use it. BTW i'm on v12

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Old 03-10-2009, 04:24 AM
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I assume they mean a Count Up and Count Down application.

Sure, you can get one from a quick google search (time machine) but it should be standard on S60 (even S40 phones get a counter up/down app).
Yep, can't believe that Nokia omitted a simple count up/down timer. Need it for when I play poker.
The downloaded ones aren't as consistent!
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:21 AM
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and how do i do when the screen is locked and the unlock key doesn't work/respond? the screen stays black and i can't do anything. i have to remove the battery and switch it on again to be a\ble to use it. BTW i'm on v12
Yes, happened to me this mroning, took a call, and then after the call, not only did the caller hang up on me, the phone did as well. Screen went blank, unlock slider swtich was vibrating the phone, but screen was unresponsive, had to re-boot.


How rubbish is that - having to re-boot after taking call?
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:13 AM
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Yes, happened to me this mroning, took a call, and then after the call, not only did the caller hang up on me, the phone did as well. Screen went blank, unlock slider swtich was vibrating the phone, but screen was unresponsive, had to re-boot.


How rubbish is that - having to re-boot after taking call?
Yep, had the same on v12... it better be fixed for v20

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Old 03-10-2009, 11:35 AM
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Yep, had the same on v12... it better be fixed for v20

Too right it had better be fixed!

Can't believe the prospect of having to re-boot after every few calls.

The PAYG network I'm on here in Saudi, allows you to check your balance. Type in a short number code, press send, and it flashes up on the screen the remaining balance. Worked perfectly on the N95.

On the N97? Oh no.

Have to reboot to get that to work. Will work for a few days, then reboot required.Sometimes, I want to throw it out of the window and hope it hits a Nokia employee on the head.

Wonder if at the Nokia factory, they have to reboot all their employees, as they just 'stop working' for no apparent reason every few hours?
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:59 AM
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Sell it, add some money and get the Omnia HD. Thats what I did after owning the N97 for a week, and boy do I love my Omnia HD! At start up there is approx 140mb of free RAM!!

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Old 04-10-2009, 09:37 AM
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Sell it, add some money and get the Omnia HD. Thats what I did after owning the N97 for a week, and boy do I love my Omnia HD! At start up there is approx 140mb of free RAM!!
You know, that sounds so tempting, my mate back in UK has a Samsung i8910 - that is the same phone isn't it?

Runs on the same platfrom too - Symbian S60 5th Ed, but with 8mp camera. Might look into it further.
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