nitrotech:SpankMe: I tried the Asia firmware and the touchscreen doesn't work. I now have the Europe running on my phone.
One problem I have is that it wont allow landscape wallpapers, only portrait. The gallery wallpaper crop in Android 2.1 was landscape, but it's portrait in 2.2, so the wallpaper doesn't move when you slide left or right. :(
Yep it's been said many times that the asian firmware is only for the 5508 which has a resistive screen the 5503 is the same as the 5500 which you can use the USA or Europe firmwares.
Mine doesn't have any issues scrolling through the wall paper when sliding left or right but mine is on the USA batfix version of 2.2.
I managed to sort it using another app.
When you use gallery to view an image, the Menu->More->Crop tool allows any size, but does Menu->More->Set as->Wallpaper only allow you to size as portrait?