Sharp/Vodafone launches GX30

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Well it is here at last. Vodafone has announced the March launch of the Sharp GX30, the fourth in its series of acclaimed clamshell camera phones.

The big news is that it is the first camera phone in Europe to take images of a mega pixel. Up until now the standard has been VGA, which is about half the resolution.

In theory one mega pixel cameras should take reasonably good images – perhaps good enough to actually print out. Of course you won’t be able to send them as the files are too large. Instead the images will be stored on a Secure Digital card.

It has also improved the screen and battery life and built in an MP3 player and Bluetooth.

it will sell for between £100-200

Anyway here’s Vodafone’s take on the GX30’s key features

1 mega-pixel camera

It is the first GSM-enabled camera-phone that can take pictures of a
resolution of 1 million pixels, which is three times the resolution that is
normally available in camera-phones in the European market today. It can
take stills in five different sizes – from 858 x 1144 pixels down to 120 x
160 pixels – and there’s a 7x digital zoom for the smallest picture size.
Like its predecessor, it has a macro setting for taking close-ups and a
torch is fitted alongside the lens to light up objects when taking photos in
poor light. And with the GX30’s photo editing program, you can put the
finishing touches to the pictures you have taken. Pictures taken at the
larger sizes are simple to transfer to a computer by inserting the mobile
phone’s memory card (SD card) into the computer’s SD card reader or via a
USB cable.

240 x 320 colour screen boasts 260,000 colours

The Sharp GX30 has two colour screens: the main screen (LCD) has a 240 x
320-dot resolution that boasts 260,000 colours for pictures even sharper and
richer in contrast than its predecessor. The outer display is larger than
the Sharp GX20’s and it has a 64 x 96-dot resolution and 65,000 colours.
With both screens, users can add their own wallpaper. Both screens also
display caller ID information, as well as the time and date of each call.
The outer screen can also be used as a viewfinder when users want to take
their own pictures.

Mobile entertainment

The Sharp GX30 is the perfect partner for accessing the award-winning
Vodafone live! services. With its high-resolution crystal clear colour
screen the there is a richer mobile game playing experience. What’s more,
with its 40 track polyphonic ringtones abilities, the GX30 is optimised to
accommodate Vodafone live!’s extensive range of downloadable ringtones
(numbering some 2,500). It is also equipped with an audio player that
supports the MP3 format and a video function to record video clips of around
10-20 seconds.

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127 comments

  • Hi all, I have SHARP Gx25. It is really a very good phone with bluetoothe working. but I cannot connect to computer via bluetooth. I used it between phones. It is working perfectly and even IrDa. But using the Handset Manager (software provided with the phone) I cannot connect to PC. So please if somone knows how to solve problem contact me by email: chouchou6@yahoo.com

    Thanks

  • vodafone say my sharp gx30i is not compatable with my tom tom go 300, but they say there may be a download available to make it work….does anyone know where i can get this download??

  • I have Sharp Gx20 Mobile, can i download ringtone or midi file thru infrared from pc to my mobile. what setup i have to done…Please help me.

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  • Hey,
    I bought this handset in London. Like to use it in India by using the local sim card. I get in to problem. Error in SIM-MEP – Any solution?

  • i can get to the yahoo sign in page ok but each time i enter the name and password and press “sign-in” it just brings me back to the blank “sign-in” screen again? are there some settings i need to change?

  • Hey, I can’t send or receive pictures with IR or Bluetooth. If enyone knows how to receive/send pictures with IR/Bluetooth, mail me please. I’ve got a Sharp GX30.Pls help me :-}

  • Hey, I can’t send or receive pictures with IR or Bluetooth. If enyone knows how to receive/send pictures with IR/Bluetooth, mail me please. I’ve got a Sharp GX30.Pls help me :-}
    BATE_VLADKO@ABV.BG

  • I got a sharp gx30 and i can say that it is very good but i have a littel problem with my bleutooth.I can not send or recive thing from my friends through bleutooth.Pls help me :-}

  • I liked to know if can i send one sms to another person by bluetooth
    If i can send a e-mail to me!!!

  • hi every 1 great camera all dat apart from bluetooth, infrared and mp3. does ne know how to hav the phone in sim memory not the phone memory so wen u store numbers it goes on to your sim card? plz send me something on bmchalmers15@hotmail.com sum 1 must know plz cheers

  • This issue is caused by design on request of vodafone!!! The normal sharp works fine! The mobile in combi with vodafone not! They asked sharp to block it so YOU HAVE TO use Vodafon GPRS 🙂 Smart of vodafone, more incomming money!!!

  • I HAVE GX30.WHEN I GET IT I SAID IS EXELEND BUT KNOW I THINK YOU CAN BY A BETTER PHONE WITH THAT MONEY.the bluetooth is purely for connectivity to a headset/handsfree (you don’t get the profiles for connectivity to a pda/smartphone) and try sending or receiving anything via infrared, say a picture / ringtone / video. You will get nowhere with it.

  • GX30, a very good phone. The only problem is the Bluetooth…its shite!

    Picture messaging across networks can be abit ropey..if all ur m8ts are on vodafone no worries!

    MP3 Lovers get a SD card reader and hook it up to ur PC’s USB port, fuck the data cable off!

    SAVY

  • i have this phone ( sharp gx30) a couple months now, and in the beginning i was really exited about it but now ….
    the way this fucking vodaphone/sharp playing us is just crazy. before i bought it i searched loaaaads of info online and they all said bluetooth : YES , IR: YES , mp3 :YES but it’s all BULLSHIT , i searched online now and you have to upgrade it to sharpgx30i to be able to use that all. BUT HOW AND WHERE CAN I UPGRADE IT?
    you know it? email me please
    ilovesexyladiez@hotmail.com 😉

  • Hello I live in Egypt and I would like to have Sharp GX30 but I don’t know if it’s avaliable in Cairo or not as well as I would like to know all the specifications of the mobile as well as the price in Egyptian Pound. Thank you!

  • hello
    in my last mail,i forgot to tell you that i need a chord that will help me down from a PC via internet.
    thanks
    kayode temenu
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    off opeloyeru street,
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    kaytempo@yahoo.com
    2348035689634

  • hello sir ma,
    my name is kayode temenu.i am a nigerian.i bought your product,sharp phone ,GX-20.
    I praise for your good products,but i’m having some little problem.
    1.i cannot access all the functions of the phone cause the manuel that came with it is written in deutch and i understand english.
    2.i find it difficult to access my vodafone live.
    i hastily need your assistance becauase i’ve not been enjoying the phone since i bought.i bought it for a very expensive price here in my country.and i’m still not enjoying the services.
    please ,kindly assist.
    Thanks
    God bless you.
    you can always get me on my mobile no 234 80 35689634
    kaytempo@yahoo.com

  • TAKE MY ADVICE! BUY DIS FONE NOW, U WNT REGRET IT. IT HAS, AND DUS EVERYTING! CAMERA OUTSTANDING, VIDEO CAPTURE AMAZING! WHU WUD HAV THOUGHT DAT SHARP CUD HAVE MADE A FONE DIS GUD!
    THANK U SHARP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sharp GX30 is a well gud fone, take ne notice of wot ofa ppl say! Camera quality excellent, video amazing.u can sent pics, i’ve snt millions! u wnt 2 listen 2 mp3? BUY A DATACABLE!

  • Sharp GX30 is a well gud fone, take ne notice of wot ofa ppl say! Camera quality excellent, video amazing.u can sent pics, i’ve snt millions! u wnt 2 listen 2 mp3? BUY A DATACABLE!

  • i fink the sharp gx30 iz gud, iv got worth outa ma money coz i bort it 4 £80 and i cant wait 4 d sharp gx40 kumin out next year! the 2 Mega Pixel fone would be a monster with a half an hour video recording and 264mb Memory card!you can use bluetooth on the handset and send and recieve pictures via bluetooth!much more! u w8 n c!

  • YOU CANNOT DOWNLOAD MP3s BY infa red or data cable u must put them on the SD card! Ive got a new computer and it has card readers already on it but if u dont have the get a say 6 in 1 card reader make sure it reads MMC/SD and connect it then put the card in open the folder in sud say backup videos pictures and sounds then copy ur MP3s 192kpps or 128kpps 44.1khz and paste them in the folder not hard if u need help theres http://www.GX30.com or http://www.gx30.co.uk or send a message here and il try to help may take a few days for me to read it so bear with me

  • this is a cool phone but cant download mp3s.anyone no how to through infered???
    thats the only thing left to figure out.your answers will be a great help.thanks

  • hey guys, everyone is sayin that u can onli recorded clips for 10-20 seconds!!! WOT ARE U CHATTIN ABOUT, i can record clips of up to 1min and 20 secs. (just read the manul)

    i think the sharp gx30 phone is gr8 but i am dissapointed wit the mp3, i still cant do it even wit a card reader. i mean i put the sounds onto the card thn put the card in the phone and i can see it there but i cant listen to it HELP!im a kid so it should be easy for me! im onli 16 so i dont care about the blue tooth so thats ok and ive sent so many pics to other phones its easy!
    can some1 plz email me: kingchris79@hotmail.com on how to listen to my songs.

    thanx alot chris!

  • Cant work out how to use MP3 facility on my GX30 -could anyone help and explain how u do it?? I want to download music to phone and play it. pleeese – it is driving me mad!! Look forward to hearing from someone helpful!! Thanks.

  • Hi peeps havin trobs wit da mp3 downloading wit da GX 30 heard about a sounds folder on card, how do I use dis and how do I get to it??????
    IF ANYBODY HAS GOT MP3 ON DERE GX30 PLZ POST SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS!!!1 before my puter has concussion from being chucked ot window!!!! (followed by fone nd card reader)

  • Hi peeps havin trobs wit da mp3 downloading wit da GX 30 heard about a sounds folder on card, how do I use dis and how do I get to it??????
    IF ANYBODY HAS GOT MP3 ON DERE GX30 PLZ POST SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS!!!1 before my puter has concussion from being chucked ot window!!!! (followed by fone nd card reader)

  • Hi peeps havin trobs wit da mp3 downloading wit da GX 30 heard about a sounds folder on card, how do I use dis and how do I get to it??????
    IF ANYBODY HAS GOT MP3 ON DERE GX30 PLZ POST SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS!!!1 before my puter has concussion from being chucked ot window!!!! (followed by fone nd card reader)

  • Can anyone explain why when I send picture messages to other phones the photos reduce in size and are tiny, yet when I preview the message before sending it is fine??

  • the sharp gx30 iz a maad fone… though it haz itz good nd baad pointz.. the 1meg cam iz awesum.. kilz ani utha fone eazy.. though in darker conditionz more lagy den utha fonez.. flash iz also very good.. the video cam iz quite good but nothing dat iz much beta than like the 6600.. overal diz iz a maad fone dat kilz uther fonez.. but if ur heapz piky a nokia i rekon iz stil beta 2 own

  • I have just bought this phone for £50.00 on upgrade. I previously owned the GX20 which I loved it although didn’t see how the GX30 could really be much better than what I already have.

    Believe me – its an amazing phone.

    If you buy it, you’ll LOVE it !

  • ok for all ya people here i got the gx30 and my bro got a mp3player so all i did is get a card store the tracks to the card from the my bros mp3player took out the card put it in my fone and of i go. peace out to all my niggaz

  • ok for all ya people here i got the gx30 and my bro got a mp3player so all i did is get a card store the tracks to the card from the my bros mp3player took out the card put it in my fone and of i go. peace out to all my niggaz

  • ok for all ya people here i got the gx30 and my bro got a mp3player so all i did is get a card store the tracks to the card from the my bros mp3player took out the card put it in my fone and of i go. peace out to all my niggaz

  • ok for all ya people here i got the gx30 and my bro got a mp3player so all i did is get a card store the tracks to the card from the my bros mp3player took out the card put it in my fone and of i go. peace out to all my niggaz

  • ok for all ya people here i got the gx30 and my bro got a mp3player so all i did is get a card store the tracks to the card from the my bros mp3player took out the card put it in my fone and of i go. peace out to all my niggaz

  • EXCELLENT CAMERA
    I made a full test of the photo capabilities of the GX30. The image quality is really revolutionary. Nothing to see with VGA phones.
    It’s the first usable camera i ever tested on a mobile phone. You can print in 10×15 with a very correct picture quality.

  • Nice looking phone (very nice screen) but inside the real thing lacks. It’s like a beta version nokia:
    – Monophonic handsfree, makes the Mp3 player useless
    – Big speaker but no speakerphone nor .amr ringtones. The latter is of little importance but I miss the speakerphone of the GD87
    – The calendar could just not be there. Only three notes without alarm
    – No snooze function
    – No data transfer (bluetooth and ir practically useless)
    – No coloring (background and text in the mms)
    – No voice control. Even my philips genie had in 1998
    – Megapixel camera looks like interpolated 640*480. Maybe finer testing will show.
    – No silent function. I don’t want to reject it, just to shut it up.
    – You dont have the option to answer automatically when u open the clamshell. The caller id (and photo) are visible from the outside screen and the up/down buttons could serve as reject/mute

    Nice things:
    – When calling notifies you with “Alert” when the recipient hears the first ring. No need to place it on your ear if u just want to “ring” someone
    – Nice that you can hide a group from the phonebook.
    I have a whole lot of phones that I almost never use and I don’t want to mess up with them every time I call someone, but I still need to have them somewhere. I used to add a prefix ($) so they went down the list, but this is better.
    – Nice quick photo button. (Couldn’t the camera load faster?)

  • Hey guys, i wanna buy this phone. but without an abonnement, i want it prepay!
    anybody knows where to buy it in Holland(the netherlands) with prepay?and what are the costs?
    plzzzz do email me at iminternetlove(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • I have sharp gx30 but I could not move mp3 files from my laptop to the phone even after installing the pc software.
    I read the manual and saw these: ‘se a commercially available pc card adapter or memory card reader/writer to transfer data from the pc to the memory card’.I don’t understand the above statement, I am currently using 64mb mmc card.

    Pls kindly explain in detail, how to move mp3 files from my Laptop to the phone through the infra red port.

    Thanks

  • I have sharp gx30 but I could not move mp3 files from my laptop to the phone even after installing the pc software.
    I read the manual and saw these: ‘se a commercially available pc card adapter or memory card reader/writer to transfer data from the pc to the memory card’.I don’t understand the above statement, I am currently using 64mb mmc card.

    Pls kindly explain in detail, how to move mp3 files from my Laptop to the phone through the infra red port.

    Thanks

  • To any one that thinks you cant send pictures.. YOU CAN. My mate is on the 3 network and i sent him pics and a video msg, and recieved both off him WITH SOUND! its top class. if u cant figure it out, READ THE MANUAL. My other mate is also on the 02 network and he can recieve msgs off my GX30, so 9 times out of 10 its down the the recipitents fone not being set up for pic msging (see vodafone seems to be the only one that has this working to a Tee!)

    To anyone who tries to shout this fone down, u are all idiots. Its EASILY the BEST phone on the market to date, and will probably only be betterer by the GX40 when it comes out next year.

    The only thing i dont like about the fone is the 100k upload limit on mp3 files, but get an SD reader (£9.97 TESCO) and your away!

    The fact that u can download any pics u want to ur fone via the cable, and also any proper ringtones (not mp3) is brilliant.

    The fone cost me £400 on payg, but its worth every penny!

    I ownded the GX10, and got this fone on the strength of how good the GX10 is, and im glad i did!

    LONG LIVE SHARP GX1,GX10,GX10i,GX20,GX30 – and any other phone SHARP decide to grace us with!

    Thanks

    Wil

  • Nice phone, very nice camera but my god have they got it wrong. Its advertised as a Bluetooth phone, which is why I bought that model. However, for some amazing reasoning on the part of Sharp the phone cannot do data transfer via blue tooth, just hands free!! There is no way to link your phone to a PDA, other than by the IR port, which does not seem compatible with ANY of the handhelds I have tried.

    A real pitty.

  • hi guys i want to buy a gx30 but now im confussed i live in uk do u think i shud go 4 it but on the other hand i heard it wont send pic msgs iv paid my cuz shud i get money bak im payin 300pounds

  • Well …I’ve had this phone for 3 weeks …
    Found the documentaion lacking and web site useless …

    So I bought the Usb cable to find out its ok for pics, address book and mid files

    Once you learn the only way to get mp3’s onto the phone is by a sd writer then u start to win!
    Its not expensive £7 – £9 but a line in the manual would of been helpful.

    The Headphones jack point is smaller than a standard walkman type jack point.

    Has anyone found somewhere that sells a set of mono headphones that would fit …
    As I’m expecting the jack to be a mono …does anyone know better ??

    Cheer 😉

  • Get with it guys! The Sd card is a great addition to enable you to add pics mp3’s etc. If you want to add media to your phone just put it on the card!if you want to share it then take it off the card onto pc and email it to them

    Fantastic phone which doubles up as good digital camera!

    Lets be honest how many times will u use bluetooth to send data! SD card would be my choice any day

  • I’ve had this phone for a few days. Now I’m not sure whether I love it or hate it, just as a previous poster said.
    The main points of the phone are:
    Blutooth is Voice only not data. Hard coded as far as I know. So we won’t be able to enable data transfer.
    Irda (infrared) transfer is slow but OK, but you can only transfer to the handset (8 meg internal memory) not to the SD/MMC card (8 meg card supplied)not tried MMC card but manual says compatable)).
    When you transfer to SD card (using SD card reader/writer £15 (maplins, prob cheaper at dabs or e-buyer)), you will see and extra drive with 4 folders, pictures, sounds, video & backup.
    Move your files over to this. Download the Nokia media manager for the 6600 which can convert your video’s from and to a suitable format for the gx30.
    You cannot use mp3’s as ringtones, they need to be converted. Midi’s in the sound forlder do not show up for use as ring tones. Again conversion needed.
    The Alarm has no snooze function. Very annoying for me because I never get up at the first ring and no I don’t see why I should by an alarm clock as well, when this function could have been added easily.
    There is no user definable shortcuts to applications.
    It is incredibly easy to accidently access vodaphone live services. With data prices so high I would like to be asked if I want to connect or not first ! It’s tantamount to daylight robbery by vodaphone.
    The camera is great although you need a steady hand to take a picture and with movies you need to move the camera at a very steady rate to prevent blurring. Nice option to change shutter speeds though.
    Games cannot be transfered via Irda or using the SD card. Via wap only. Another way to rob you and prevents you making backups or transfering a game you have brought to your new phone from your old one (deleting the original of course). This really annoys me. If I buy a game on my PC and upgrade I can play the game I brought on my new puter. The only way around this is to upload games to a website then download via wap. Are they asking for trouble. this is just encoraging people to act illegally.
    These are the main points of the GX30 as I see them. If the Nokia 6600 had had a 1 meg pixel camera I think their would have been no contest.

  • What can I say. Sharp have produced the best mobile phone on the market. The camera is stunning to look at with it’s 1 mega pixel. The mp3 player is simple to use. Even a 5yr old could work it. Please e-mail me if you do find a better mobile.

  • OMG…..tell your friend to by an SD reader….so difficult….you can transfer your photos back on to your computer and onto other devices that have an sd reader.

  • i think that the bluetooth is a joke wat were the y thinking wat is the point of havin bluetooth an not be able to send an recieve data.apart from that the sd card an the mp3 is brilliant camara is awsome video is good for those thick people that cant work out how to use the sd cards and download music get a life an a brian it aint rocket science.

  • HI GUYES I M IN NORTH OF IRAQ KURDISTAN EVEN WE DONT GET BENEFT FROM VODAFONE LIFE BECAUSE THERES NO VODAFONE LINE HERE BUT MANY PEOPLE HERE HAVA GX MOBILE AND ITS GREAT BECAUSE OF HIS QUALITY OF TAKING PICTURES AND IM WAITING FOR BUYING GX 30 JUST I WANA ASK CAN I DOWNLOAD THE PICTURES TO MY PC AND PRINT IT VIA INFRARED I DONT WANT THE VODAFONE LINE BUT ALSO I HOPE IN FUTURE VODAFONE TRANSMIT HIS LINE TO NORTH OF IRAQ TOOO WE ARE CLOSE TO TURKEY

  • wats da point in a fone dat doesnt have proper bluetooth? the mp3 is a joke and so is the fact dat u cant sent pics, and you dont even get a cable, oh yeah cause its not available!

  • Hey all!
    for u guys who cant send files to the phone or from the phone shoul mayby go to Sharps homepage and download all stuff so the computer and phone can work. It works fine for me.

  • Hi, I have a GX30, the only fault I have found is that Vodafone have crippled the GX30 so you cant sent software via Irda. The infra red port works fine all be it slowly for Phone book, Video, Sound and Pictures, Vis audio and pics must be on phone to be sent to PC, or SD card reader. I am looking for a way to un-block the download problem, any one have an idea?
    Tks Steve

  • you can transfer pics and mp3’s from pc to gx30. All you need is a card reader for your puter, costs about the same as a dodgy data cable. all you do is drop the mp3’s into the sounds folder on the card. you can also transfer your pics from the phone much the same way. the only complaint i have is that you can only record 10-20 secs video that sucx. otherwise its a great phone.

  • i have a gx10 n listenig to everyones comments i just wanna know how to download the pic from phone to pc i have a infarred cable n stuff but still it doesnt work

  • Well i think it’s a PROPER BO! phone! I bought one for Kes and he’s never bloody off it, he’s always on phone to a bird he knows and then going round and shagging her! It’s proper reet good a tell thee!

    BO SELECTA !

  • hey i have the GX30 phone and i think its standard.. nothin to shout about!

    bought the gx30 USB cable to enable me to download music onto the MP3.

    it wont work! has anyone been able to do this???

    please let me know

    david

  • hey i bought the GX30 and i think its pretty standard. nothing to shout about.
    the camera quality is pretty dark and the video quality is ok
    got pissed off with not being able to use the MP3 player so i bought the GX30 USB cable from e-bay ( £8 ) even with the cable i still cant download music onto the phone.
    does anyone know how to do this?
    has anyone mannaged it?
    please help me out
    David

  • Is there anyway to send an image with this phone over IR? It seems like a dumd terminal to me only had it for 30 mins though I think I will get rid of it!!

  • this mobile sounds great!!WOW! but is it able to get em prepaid and were in holland?
    anyone can tell me:)

  • Its a bull shit phone, I have used it for a while, The quality of this phone is not good, especailly the phone book is kinda of shit, which is so fucking hard to manage it.So do not buy it, It is amazing useless.

  • i dont have a Gx30 yet wating for one to be sent, but reading comments and all, it sounds goood and suckie.

  • I got the GX30 2day as my upgrade for 100squid ! I am very, very happy with the phone its totally awesome 🙂 Every1 shud go out and buy one 🙂 Keeper lit 🙂

  • does anyone know how u actually get MP3’s onto the gx30? cuz im lost. can u really not send pics 2 other networks r phones? I NEED HELP

  • do half of you s have this phone because it sounds like there s a few poofs that don’t know what there talking about

  • First impressions were stunning but reality kicked in very quickly.
    1. No voice control
    2. Can’t use bluetooth to link PDA to GPRS
    3. Using larger SD card means battery lasts less than 24 hours
    4. Bluetooth gave up altogether after 2 weeks

    Sharp had the opportunity to clean up with this phone but went for looks and the camera.

  • its good in looks weight its a bit too fragile
    battery is quite long
    but the bluetooth is terrible only head sets my p900 would be a better choice between the two

  • its good in looks weight its a bit too fragile
    battery is quite long
    but the bluetooth is terrible only head sets my p900 would be a better choice between the two

  • its good in looks weight its a bit too fragile
    battery is quite long
    but the bluetooth is terrible only head sets my p900 would be a better choice between the two

  • its good in looks weight its a bit too fragile
    battery is quite long
    but the bluetooth is terrible only head sets my p900 would be a better choice between the two

  • i live at 50 ross street Golsie sutherland!¬ please send me letters on the new gx 30 i love it! hope to see your letters soon.

  • the not being able to send pictures via bluetooth and infred thing is due to the vodafone live settings. These are not hard coded to the phone and can be removed… it’s just a matter of finding out how…. A sinple goole seach can help you out with that.

  • I think this fone is so good but it looks like my m8t David sutherland who lives at oakwood mainstreet golspie sutherland scotland(please send him some anthrax)mother! so it is totaly shite! but i did have sex with chargeing bit!;()

  • I think this fone is so good but it looks like my m8t David sutherland who lives at oakwood mainstreet golspie sutherland scotland(please send him some anthrax)mother! so it is totaly shite! but i did have sex with chargeing bit!;()

  • I think this fone is so good but it looks like my m8t David sutherland who lives at oakwood mainstreet golspie sutherland scotland(please send him some anthrax)mother! so it is totaly shite! but i did have sex with chargeing bit!;()

  • I’m lucky enough to have one through work but think it’s rubbish. The battery life is very short and once you’ve played with all the features you’ll never use any of them again other than sms and the phone of course. It feels very fragile too. Give me a solid Nokia any day and a Game Boy for games.

  • hi i livin in croatia…it wrocks. neways i have a gx30 n its bluddy amazin it has everything buy it or else ull miss out if you cnt afford it unlucky..get a job!!

  • Hi! I am in desperate need of a new phone! I have a Motorola V70 at the moment and I hate it! I live in Australia, but I don’t know if the Vodafone Live! service is pre-paid! I really like the GX30, and I’d love one if it is on pre-paid. By the way, is it true that you cannot send picture messages? (capturing an image with the camera and sending it that is??)

    Thanks! alex

  • this gx30 sound crap, i wont be buying it if you cant send pic messages. what a rip off, i’d rather have my nokia 5100!

  • Is there actually no chance to connect the phone toa computer? The direct USB cable is inavailable in Swedenan Bluetooth does’nt work. This seems almost unbelieveable!

  • Lynze, you can send the pictures via mms/email otherwise I believe you’ll need a data cable to get them onto your PC for distribution.

    What I’m pointing out is that if you wanted to send them to a friend’s mobile for free via Bluetooth or IrDA (Infrared) – you would be highly disappointed 🙁

    In my opinion this is just a poorly thought out ploy to get you spending more money on sending the pictures via your network provider.

  • hi, i want to buy this phone but u cant send pix messages with it right? so isnt that like not a good phone then wats the point if u cant send pix messages to otha ppl?

  • I don’t own a GX30 but my boss does – I went for SonyEricsson’s P900 – Overall id say yes the gx30 is a good quality phone. But! It infuriates me the way Sharp have always made their phones incompatable with other makes, ever since the gx10. As has already said, the bluetooth is purely for connectivity to a headset/handsfree (you don’t get the profiles for connectivity to a pda/smartphone) and try sending or receiving anything via infrared, say a picture / ringtone / video. You will get nowhere with it. With my P900 i can connect to most other devices (my friends Nokia 6600 & my bosses pocket pc and most importantly my pc) If its a phone ur after go for it, it has a great look & feel to it; but if you want to actually do anything with the technology which is starting to appear on these devices – go for anything but this.

    SE RULES!

  • Anyone know where you can source this phone without taking a vodafone contract? What sort of money are you talking?

  • i have the gx30, love it! one prob, the bluetooth isn’t proper, u can only use it for headsets. overall, very VERY good phone! highly recommend getting one. great video capture, well good camera!

  • HI I LIVE IN TURKEY I WANT TO BUY THAT PHONE(SHARP GX30).BUT HOW WILL I SOLVE THE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS ABOUT THE PHONE FROM TURKEY.THANKS

  • hi… i will buy this Sharp GX30.I live in Holland so where can I buy this phone .And I want also more information aboit this new phone

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