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

Old 12-09-2006, 12:14 PM
kostek kostek is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5
kostek is on a distinguished road
Buy P990i or stay with Motorola A780 (Linux) ?

Hi everybody.

I have a big question.
I have Motorola A780 based on linux, and it;s really great device, but it's very difficult to do anything with this phone. It's even hard to install software.
I'm interested in P990i, and only in P990i, I wan't buy any other phone.
But my question is, should I buy P990i - I've heard it has a lot of bugs ?
Or should I stay with my A780 ?

Anyone has an idea ?


Old 17-09-2006, 11:43 AM
timsalmon's Avatar
timsalmon timsalmon is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chichester
Posts: 363
timsalmon is on a distinguished road
I don't know the A780 but I can tell you that the P990i is a very capable device which does have some bugs but SE seem committed to sorting them out. There's a big investment required in terms of learning the UI if you haven't used UIQ before but if you stick with the task it's worth the bus fare. It's a hugely satisfying device to use and though others pick and peck at things that are wrong, I think often people don't invest the time in learning how it works and working with it, not expecting it to be the absolutely perfect device to end all attempts by anyone to produce a more perfect device! The biggest issue I see at the moment is the low RAM but working with Swiss Manager this can be managed until SE attend to it. The keyboard, though on paper looks like it's titchy and crap, is actually excellently designed with the height of all the keys and their firm click-push enabling big fingers to use it effectively. I'm currently learning about how to use the device effectively with flip-off, making use of the hardware buttons and keyboard, as I prefer not to have the bulk on the front, though it does afford some protection.

I would thoroughly recommend this device, for what it's worth.


Old 15-01-2007, 08:19 AM
maude_tessier maude_tessier is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
maude_tessier is on a distinguished road
If I were you, I'd rather wait till the P990i is debugged

The current P990i sw and fw are a real can of bugs and, unless you want to spend your life calling SE's tech sup daily and get useless answers, I'd rather wait till they fix it. The phone's sw conflicts with many, very standard applications and services. On top, bluetooth is only compatible with very selected devices recommended by SE. A real nightmare. Maude

Old 15-01-2007, 05:21 PM
ares ares is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 247
ares is on a distinguished road
I completly disagree!! R4A13 firmware on P990 is stable, and with very few bugs, people consider it should be the firmware that SE should have put initially on the P990

So, go for it, has long has you can update it to the latest fw


a780, buy, linux, motorola, p990i, stay

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:42 PM.

vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Notes || Contact Us || Privacy Policy