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  # 231784 6-Jul-2009 20:08
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No overheating issues as various people have claimed on the net? I tend to trust people on this site much more than some of the crazy Americans on the likes of OmniaHDusers.




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  # 231908 7-Jul-2009 09:41
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No overheating problems here, but then I've not used it for protracted periods on WiFi yet. I wouldn't expect it to get hotter than any other phone I've owned, the Xperia/N-Series phones also get quite hot on WiFi.




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  # 231935 7-Jul-2009 10:48
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After a few hours playback it is warm - mind you its hard to tell if that is from sitting on my leg/hand or not so it is negligible if it is getting warm.



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  # 233951 11-Jul-2009 06:54
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Apparently the new firmware has arrived for the phone, currently on Italian product code only.

Some youtube demos of the sound are very impressive, still awaiting to hear what new software Samsung has put on here (hoping for the Video Editor and Kroll at the very least).




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  # 233955 11-Jul-2009 07:58
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Looks good! AAC 16,000hz, 256kbps audio now on the video, thats a decent sampling and bit rate.

Improved battery life and speed improvements too, they are already excellent so I'm pretty impressed they can squeeze some more out.



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  # 233974 11-Jul-2009 09:31
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Likewise, very impressed since it was already the fastest phone I've owned by a clear margin (and much faster than my trial N97).

Apparently the browser speed and scrolling is much improved (although still not kinetic).


Still awaiting reports on what software is added.





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  # 234028 11-Jul-2009 12:33
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hi all, i wantedto get this before i got my n97, i am just curious....what kinda touch sren does this have? is it the iphone kind or like the one in the old omnia??

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  # 234049 11-Jul-2009 13:08
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Its Capacative (like the iPhone)



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  # 234119 11-Jul-2009 16:17
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But better than than the iPhones screen, on account of being AMOLED, larger, and having a higher resolution...




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  # 234140 11-Jul-2009 17:01
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Just flashed to latest firmware, will post up some thoughts...




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  # 234191 11-Jul-2009 19:43
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ohk, im still waiting for my local shop to get the stock so i can have a bit of play with it......but loving my n97 so far

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  # 234419 12-Jul-2009 20:00
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So hows the new firmware?



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  # 234447 12-Jul-2009 21:29
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Great!

For me I've noticed these things in the new firmware:

- much improved browser performance
- seems like a slight speed increase everywhere (was already very fast)
- 16kH 256kbps AAC encoded sound on video (sounds very good now) along with improved FPS
- camera now remembers user settings between sessions (like blink recognition on etc)
- few new widgets, the WiFi one being very welcome for me
- improved keyboard response times
- two new games (brain challenge and Texas Holdem poker)
- the download app (my V7 Polish firmware was missing this...)
- fixed the bug that wouldn't let me assign my own email alert tone (now I have Futurama's Bender declaring "I have mail", small thing, it makes me very happy with Roadsync true push HTML email...)
- they claim other stability fixes, but I can't see where, it was already the most stable early-release S60 phone I've ever owned...

EDIT: Oh yes, HelloOX still works too




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  # 234450 12-Jul-2009 21:40
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is the acc fix noticeable? from the other forums I and possibly you frequent, the uploaded videos with the difference appears to be very little.



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  # 234463 12-Jul-2009 22:02
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Samsungi8910omnia.com has some good samples, it sounds good now... Definitely big difference...




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