Last Updated: Mar 06,2010
This is the best phone in the world
Recommend it to anyone
Agreed. Especially for the price!
My wife liked the look of it so much she dropped her idea of getting an iphone and got one too
Yes I think so. Making everyone jealous.
There is so much stuff for it I am having to learn a lot.
Can anyone who has this phone please check if you can use a non t-mobile sim with it?
I can confirm it's locked (at least my payg version). I tried it with my O2 sim and it asked for an unlock code.
i have it on contract its the best
Just got my unlock code from t-mobile for my pulse and it works great with my O2 sim! Paid
It's a very nice phone for the money.
However, it has some negative points:
* only having Android v1.5 onboard
* not a hint of when 1.6 will be available (if at all)
* a stupid, non-standard power port (No, that's NOT a standard miniUSB!)
* lousy documentation
* 2.5mm audio jack
* SIMs registering as USB data modem (ie.
I bought my Pulse on PAYG last weekend - 31st Oct
No problem with putting the 6 month internet booster on for
It'll almost certainly be v1.5 as Huawei haven't released any information about 1.6 yet.
To check yourself (and find lots of other interesting bits of information) launch "Settings" then scroll to the very bottom and select "About phone" and see what's mentioned under "Firmware version".
Thanks for the reply - yes it is 1.5.
Im new to the Android world - when will I be able to get the latest OS for this?
We're all pretty new to Android -- join the club!
As for updates, well, nobody knows.
I'd guess that when Huawei have adapted Google's version, TMobile will want to 'customise' it a bit and then it'll be 'pushed' out to us over the airwaves - so there should be no need for you to do anything.
i don't ... the power/usb input broke.....
Refering to the post title, absolutely!! and sven better now the price has been reduced to
For the price point, it's brilliant.
Also, when I rang up to port my number over the other day, I got put on some reward deal whereby I get free internet and text in the next month if I top up 10 a month. I fully intend to take advantage of that
As for the slowness, it doesn't multi-task well, and I find that whenever I put it down I'm always going into the Task Manager app and making sure everything I can find is turned off. Not sure how much difference that makes, but I never actually turn my phone off.
I've also struggled pressing the space bar for the first few days I had it, but after a bit of readjusting of where I press I've found it fine ever since. Give it a couple of days and you get used to the idiosyncrasies of the phone.
When I ported my number over, I got no text message to confirm the port was active, just calls started arriving.
The next day I realised I couldn't access any 3G data connection whatsoever. Somewhere my port had partially failed and needed a kick.
Customer Support tried to tell me to wait a further 24 hours for it "to settle down"!
It took well over an hour on the phone and three different tech support bods to fix it. And they charged me for reporting their fault...
I too found I needed to reboot every evening and recently I've discovered that multiple instances of many apps are running (2xAndroid keyboard; 3xContacts; 4xbrowser; 2xGoogleTalk; 2xPhone) which doesn't sound efficient.
I gave up on the default keyboard and found other versions much easier to use.
I'm not saying the Pulse isn't worth the money, more that I'm shocked that something less than wonderful can get chucked at the market with Google's name on it.
In many ways it is excellent. But trying to press small buttons near the edge of the screen is nigh impossible at times.
Im going back to blacknerry bold. (allready did, befrore 2 weeks) Why?
1.When I synhronize my google acc, I cant save any more new contacts (saz no memory but there is).
2. week batery, not for all day using..
I thik there was more reasons, now I cant remember, Im on black(berry bold)
it is on my desk, waiting to, update or give to somebody for Christmas (is allready gone..)
As far as I can see its a phone not without issues:
Sync: does it or does it not seamlessly sync with outlook?
It looks like you have to spend
It syncs seamlessly with my mac. Or rather, my mac syncs with Google, as does the phone. Transferring files across is painless.
As for the rest, not being a business user I'm not qualified to answer the others. It does connect easily to pop3 servers through the email application (not gmail) so I can't see it having any problems connecting to a MS Exchange server.
Then again, as a business user I would point to a HTC or Motorola phone, for the greater support that they are giving their phones. If you're going to make an investment, you're going to want the phone to definitely be supported in future years. That's not something I'd guarantee with the Pulse.
I think the summary should be that this is an excellent cheap PAYG Android phone, with all that entails.
Thanks for your reply. I am considering a complete shift to Mac so that the 'seamless' sync you mention is v helpful. Perhaps Pulse and Mac should be though of a a package. Can you confirm it syncs the 'Notes' bit of Mac address Book/Calendar? This leaves me with the issue of transfer of Outlook data to Mac but I see that there are some apps that enable this by preparation of CSV exports
Your comments re future support are v appropriate.
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