UPDATE: for the full low down on connecting Shine to PC, transferring MP3s and pics, the LG GSM Sync software, how to use it, tips, problems and troubleshooting, see this post.
I notice that the manual and PC connectivity software for the gorgeous new LG Shine KE 970 cellphone, recently launched in the UK (see my pre-launch review, photos of Shine phone, launch party photos) are now available for free download.
- LG KE 970 Shine mobile phone manual (PDF) - manual is nearly 5 MB (the official LG manual isn't very helpful. See my unofficial manual). NOTE: that link won't work as the LG Mobile site is down, supposedly for a revamp. Why they can't do it all behind the scenes and then get it updated on the production server in an hour or even a day I don't know. They're behind schedule too, at first their site said they'd be back up on I think it was 23 or 24 Oct. Today they removed that message. Pah. So here's another copy of the manual, I'll take it down when the LG site is back up. It's the UK version.
- LG KE970 Shine software (zip file) - NB software over 74 MB - now called MobileSync LGE GSM PC Sync. NOTE: that link won't work as the LG site is down, I've uploaded a copy of the software here for now. It's the UK version and may not work elsewhere.
Now note that I haven't had time to look at either properly yet, and I've downloaded the software but not tested it - hopefully I can this weekend. But of course I'll report further once I've tried it.
Just to mention for now that it's uninstalled my Chocolate USB modem driver and installed a new one, plus created a new folder in my Program Files called LGE GSM PC Sync which contains 3 subfolders:
- LG GSM PC Sync
- LG InternetCube
- USB Setup.
The Contents Bank has gone (for more on some of those, see my post on some issues with the LG Chocolate and computer connectivity).
For how to use the LG Shine software, including issues connecting the Shine to the PC, how to have your own MP3 ringtones, how to sync Outlook contacts and other tips, problems and troubleshooting, see this post.