Written on: 21/03/2003 by O2andSharparemoneygrabbers.
- It's free (not counting extortionate picture access costs ringtones accessing etc)
- It looks pretty good
- No Phone PC file transfer possible
- You cannot send MMS to Non-sharp picture mobiles eg you cannot mms picture Nokias
- From what I've received back from them Sharp and O2 have no intention of updating with software
- no GX1 games to download and very little support online
Robant (previous reviewer) was correct in his assumptions about O2 and Sharp. They have basically ensured there is no way you can move pics/sounds between the phone and your pc. This will be because they want to make as much money as possible from dial up fees for ringtones and pictures.
I have made every effort to enable data tranfer to or from my phone .
I have tried the IR transmitter - NO JOY
I have tried the data cable - NO JOY
Sadly to put the record straight it is NOT POSSIBLE. The data cable like the IR only allows the modem function.
Any photos you take with the phone cannot be moved onto your pc. You cannot use file attachments on e-mails accessed on WAP on this phone.
I have hassled O2 and Sharp to develop some software so that (like most other picture phones)
you CAN move files to/from your PC.
They have both fobbed me off and denied responsibility. They know they are in the wrong.
The only way you can get new pics on your phone is through them being MMS'd through to you or through accessing the ringtones and pictures websites (both methods usually cost a fortune!)
Furthermore and this is a really bad one - You cannot MMS your pictures to any non-sharp picture phones. So forget about sending your Nokia owning friends a snap. What a huge drawback.
This phone has the potential to be an absolutely awesome buy. It plays wav files, you can customise your caller picture display and you can take instant low quality snaps.
However it falls down on the fact there is an utter lack of support from O2 and Sharp in user functionality.
That is there is no compatibility with non-sharp phones
(you can receive but not send)
and no software to enable phone-pc transfers.
WHAT A SHAME!
These 2 huge drawbacks will stop Sharps first phones really taking off.
My message to Sharp if they read this - sort out those 2 problems and you will really take off in the phone market.