The question was which Sony Ericsson model best fits her needs and our budget.
I am a Sony Ericsson fan boy and my fanaticism must have rubbed off on my wife because she decided to dump Nokia. My wife chose the Sony Ericsson K800 or, as it is being marketed here in the Asia-Pacific region, K800i.
In the K750i’s case, the last firmware version lowers the volume by two levels.
Before launching the updater, make sure you backup up the information stored in the device, because the process may result in data loss (most of the times this is not the case, but it’s a good idea to have a safety net).
Also, the battery needs to be charged to at least 50%, because the update process eats up a considerable quantity of juice.
But I’ve updated my K750i at least thrice and I also upgraded a colleague’s phone and found the process easy.
There are several comments, however, on this blog about botched upgrades and these usually involve drivers and versions of Java and Flash.
I was lucky I had upgraded to the penultimate version and could afford not upgrading to the latest firmware.