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  1. #1
    JoŽl Dessart
    Guest
    Hello,

    Since the program to backup and synchronize data is the same
    for the P800 and P900 (at least in its last version), should it be possible
    for a fast transfer to back-up the data on the P800 and restore the whole
    on the P900, or are there some drawbacks ?

    Thanks for your advices,

    Joel,
    Brussels






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  2. #2
    Bowman
    Guest

    Re: P800 -> P900: can use the Backup/Restore utility ?


    "JoŽl Dessart" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello,
    >
    > Since the program to backup and synchronize data is the same
    > for the P800 and P900 (at least in its last version), should it be

    possible
    > for a fast transfer to back-up the data on the P800 and restore the whole
    > on the P900, or are there some drawbacks ?


    It's looked upon by most people on the my-symbian forums as being an
    unadvisable thing to do.

    My P900 arrived this morning. I just copied the contacts over from the P800
    to it, then reinstalled the software I had on the P800. Took a few hours
    but was better than restoring a P800 backup to find that it's overwritten
    files and caused problems.

    I guess you could try it and if it didn't work you could reset the phone,
    but who's to say whether that would even work. Is it worth the risk?

    Take it easy

    Bowman





  3. #3
    Andy Turner
    Guest

    Re: P800 -> P900: can use the Backup/Restore utility ?

    On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 17:27:39 +0000 (UTC), "Bowman"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"JoŽl Dessart" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> Since the program to backup and synchronize data is the same
    >> for the P800 and P900 (at least in its last version), should it be

    >possible
    >> for a fast transfer to back-up the data on the P800 and restore the whole
    >> on the P900, or are there some drawbacks ?

    >
    >It's looked upon by most people on the my-symbian forums as being an
    >unadvisable thing to do.
    >
    >My P900 arrived this morning. I just copied the contacts over from the P800
    >to it, then reinstalled the software I had on the P800. Took a few hours
    >but was better than restoring a P800 backup to find that it's overwritten
    >files and caused problems.
    >


    Obvious question coming up...

    How do they compare? The P900 looks to be the phone I wanted the P800
    to be, solid and professional looking, not a plastic toy thing. How's
    the new keyboard? How's the new UIQ 2.1 interface?

    Cheers


    andyt




  4. #4
    yusuf786
    Guest

    Re: P800 -> P900: can use the Backup/Restore utility ?

    How do you find the P900 reception & audio quality?

    Thanks

    "Bowman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "JoŽl Dessart" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > Since the program to backup and synchronize data is the same
    > > for the P800 and P900 (at least in its last version), should it be

    > possible
    > > for a fast transfer to back-up the data on the P800 and restore the

    whole
    > > on the P900, or are there some drawbacks ?

    >
    > It's looked upon by most people on the my-symbian forums as being an
    > unadvisable thing to do.
    >
    > My P900 arrived this morning. I just copied the contacts over from the

    P800
    > to it, then reinstalled the software I had on the P800. Took a few hours
    > but was better than restoring a P800 backup to find that it's overwritten
    > files and caused problems.
    >
    > I guess you could try it and if it didn't work you could reset the phone,
    > but who's to say whether that would even work. Is it worth the risk?
    >
    > Take it easy
    >
    > Bowman
    >
    >







  5. #5
    Bowman
    Guest

    Re: P800 -> P900: can use the Backup/Restore utility ?


    "Andy Turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 17:27:39 +0000 (UTC), "Bowman"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > Obvious question coming up...
    >
    > How do they compare? The P900 looks to be the phone I wanted the P800
    > to be, solid and professional looking, not a plastic toy thing. How's
    > the new keyboard? How's the new UIQ 2.1 interface?
    >


    We obviously have similar thinking, as that's exactly what I thought when I
    took it out of the box. It *is* the phone I wanted the P800 to be. It
    feels more solid, looks more 'business like' now, and call me a big kid but
    the new stylus tucked into the body of the phone is *so* cool.

    First huge improvement is the 65k colour screen. Pictures look like they
    look on the pc now, gone is the colour banding and washed out look of the
    P800, which was my only real disappointment with the P800 (I'd had a Nokia
    7650 prior to the P800 and the screen on that blew the P800's out of the
    water looks wise). The battery has a bigger capacity (up from 1000mAh to
    1260mAh), but obviously the P800 battery fits ok (I used my spare P800
    battery on the P900 to check things out, then charged the P900 battery
    overnight).

    New keypad is excellent, no way will I remove this one as it's fully
    useable. One handed sms's are a possibility again thanks to it's quality
    and the inclusion of T9. To be honest I'd convinced myself that it never
    really bothered me that much, and that sms's on the P800 were a 2 handed
    affair. Now I've got T9 back and a keypad that works well I realise I was
    kidding myself and I really did miss it.

    UIQ 2.1 is obviously a more streamlined version. There's more customisation
    on the phone using themes, but they aren't the replacement for profiles that
    I hope they'd be. That's probably my only minor gripe, but I've got so used
    to changing volume levels of the phone for different situations on the P800
    that it's no real hassle. Plus I haven't really delved very deeply as I'm
    still playing 24hrs on, so I may find them more useful. Oh, and the fact
    that Expansys sent me a German P900 - albeit with a UK charger - with a
    German manual I've been reading the English pdf manual that came on the cd
    and haven't gone through it all yet. And yes, I checked with SE, any
    warranty problems and it's covered by the European warranty.

    Other changes I've noticed are with the music player. Once you start playing
    music it keeps playing no matter if you open or close the keypad. You can
    scroll through the timeline on a music track or video properly now. You can
    use mp3's as ringtones/alarm tones now (not that it ever bothered me not
    being able to use them). Video playback seems smoother and obviously looks
    better thanks to the 65k screen.

    Can't really think of anything else off the top of my head. Bottom line for
    me is just what you said, the P900 really is the phone I wanted the P800 to
    be. That's not to say I'm putting the P800 down. It is an excellent phone,
    but the P900 is better.

    Any other questions just ask.

    Take it easy

    Bowman





  6. #6
    Bowman
    Guest

    Re: P800 -> P900: can use the Backup/Restore utility ?

    yusuf786 wrote:
    > How do you find the P900 reception & audio quality?
    >
    > Thanks


    Audio quality is the same as the P800 as far as I can tell. Reception seems
    a little more sensitive in that the signal will jump up and down sometimes
    when the phone isn't moving, but I still get a signal in the poor reception
    areas that I did with the P800.

    Take it easy

    Bowman





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