No one else has this problem!
How come HTC have managed to produce WM phones? Sounds like another Sony cop-out to me.
Sony Ericsson has blamed the Xperia X1’s no-show on problems with the phone’s operating system. The handset runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 - although, perhaps “is supposed to run on” would be more appropriate. Certainly, an SE representative candidly told Register Hardware at IFA in Berlin today that the OS is the reason for the …
...on Sony rushing out the device with generic video drivers a la Toshiba G900/HTC <anything>? Seems that no company or enterprising freetard wants to put the required effort into writing proper drivers for accelerated video chips under 'doze mobile or Linux, so all this shiny hardware gets saddled with piss poor performance. Same happened with Zaurus PDAs that had ATI graphics.
HTC phones crash, freeze, forget their batteries need charging, reboot from time to time and getting MS CRM to run on them is impossible (Microsoft Support even gave us a credit on the support call).
I'm guessing that Sony Ericsson have much higher standards than HTC, I've never had a Sony Ericsson crash, I refuse a company phone for that reason.
HTC have been producing good WM phones for quite a while (will own up, Ive had a couple and they are reliable workhorses) but SE cant manage it ?
Even stranger is the fact that HTC are producing this phone for Sony, so whats going on ? Shame really, I thought HTC's WM experience combined with Sonys style savvy may have made this something to look forward to. The reality is probably that Sony with its huge corporate(bureaucratic ) structure and HTC's smaller/lighter structure simply couldnt communicate properly.
Hopefully they can hash out the problems between them coz the previews have shown a damn desirable phone.
i dont mean to burst anyones bubble but the X1 IS made by HTC i believe the problem maybe that they didnt design it.
and for the record and all you Microsoft bashers, Ive never had a problem with WM right back to 2002, that couldnt be fixed, i think you may find that a large part of the issues with the OS arrise because the carrier takes the base OS and "works" it in to the phone, MS have nothing to do with it. Its not like Windows for the PC so you cant compare it using the same standards. Not MSs fault if SE cant code.
HTC's WM phones are sub-optimal; the WM part is fine, but the modules like camera, WiFi and voice control (not MS' excellent MSVC) are cheap, unreliable and substandard. A well configured WM phone is a marvelous, versatile thing - HTC do not ship them "well configured"; the Ameo, Universal and Tytn II (the last HTC handsets I've owned or used) all displaying varying levels of frustrating fail.
I can imagine that SE found the X1 to be unstable and if it's HTC built, then the camera will almost certainly be one of the sticking points; Sony's mobile phone cameras are amongst the better examples and if the "flagship" X1 underperforms, then it will look pretty poor.
Why they didn't opt for S60 or UIQ (as in previous high end phones) defeats me. A good, modern UIQ handset would be competing in a very sparse playing field; WM devices are so prevalent you'd need something quite special to justify releasing it.
They have a perfectly working operating system which they even OWN half of it, Symbian UIQ3.
They choose Windows Mobile to please Microsoft and hope for promotion while driving the entire smart phone existing customers mad. Can you imagine they actually gave up posting firmware updates for their existing smart phones? It is like using windows without any updates.
I know lots of people who were definitely interested in X1 _until_ they heard (and got amazed) that it will be a Windows Mobile device.
I hope when they break up, Ericsson will continue to ship actual business phones without such funny decisions. Let them ship Walkman phones, they are good at it.
Nobody has much love for M$, but come on.. If 6.1 is working nicely on my phone and not on Sony's, whose fault is it?
WM 6.1 is definitely kludgy at times, but I've found it's quite stable and very configurable. Lots of free and non-free third party apps to boot - you don't have to stick to the "One Microsoft Way". I'm currently using a HTC Touch Diamond, it's a pretty decent piece of hardware and -with the firmware update- is very snappy. PIM-wise Pocket Informant is hard to beat, G-sensor apps are pretty useless but quite fun (apart from Klaxon, which is also useful), phletora of specialized mini utils.. List goes on. With the Diamond Pro out of the door, Sony is just losing customers with each delay.
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(Flames because they will all burn adding to the CO2 burden of the atmosphere.)
I work for SE, though not directly with the X1, I do have a proto-type unit and the X1 is one of the best phones I've used. Voice quality is superb as are most other things. Of course there are some chinks to be ironed out, but after using this phone, I'd never go back to Symbian. Even some of my non-work mates who have the N95, had a bit of a go with the X1 and want to buy it.
The problem from SW is quite simple, but yet MS is puzzled by it. I won't go into details. The core and functionality though is stable.
The second point, is actually where Richard Kilpatrick's comments are quite close to the truth. HTC manufacturing ... all I'll say is that it can be pretty wishy-washy ...
SE's standards are much higher than HTC's ... and instead of people complaining, I'd rather make sure that SE get the quality right the first time ...
Just wait, you'll love the X1 once it's released ....
Have an Imate 9502 with windows 6.1 upgrade and accelerated driver on it - works great - no issues with it at all.
Have used numerous HTC devices and all were great (the only issues I had were broken joysticks on the SP5 and SP3).
Why can't sony get it to work - I bet it is their proprietory front end they have programmed!!!! (Sony have proved they can't get complicated phones to work - look at the P1)
There's a learning curve to integrating WM, as there is to Symbian, but then again SE are old hands at the latter. I mean, they've made their share of mistakes with Symbian. With WM they're just getting started ;-)
The fact of the matter is that SE need WM to make a dent in the USA, where the lucrative enterprise market barely notices S60/Symbian, let alone UIQ/Symbian. Since there's life (OK, primitive life) outside of the USA, expect to see more Symbian smarties from SE. For the same reasons, I'd put money on Nokia coming out with a WM smartie, with a Qualcomm chipset inside (I suggest Nokia name it E666). Call it pragmatism or selling your soul to the devil, but either way, money rules.
A leaked internal report details how Ericsson paid hundreds of millions of pounds to Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, substantiating earlier reports that the company was paying intermediaries to buy off ISIS on its behalf.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) revealed over the weekend that the leaked report, which reviews the years 2011 to 2019, included names and precise details of how money from the company found its way to terrorists.
Rather than halting operations in Iraq as Islamic State ravaged the country, some personnel within Ericsson instead bribed "politically connected fixers and unvetted subcontractors", the ICIJ said, while the Swedish biz continued building potentially lucrative mobile networks.
Exclusive Britain's tax collection agency asked a contractor to use the SS7 mobile phone signalling protocol that would make available location data of alleged tax defaulters, a High Court lawsuit has revealed.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs had the potential to use SS7 to silently request that tax debtors' mobile phones give up location data over the past six years, according to papers filed in an obscure court case about a contract dispute.
SMS provider MMGRP Ltd, operators of HMRC's former 60886 text messaging service, filed a suit against the tax agency after losing the contract to send text messages on its behalf. Court documents obtained by The Register show that the secret surveillance capability was baked into otherwise mundane bulk SMS sending carried out by MMGRP Ltd.
Vodafone is to begin retirement of its 3G network next year, saying this will free up frequencies to improve 4G and 5G services.
The move follows proposals by the UK government late last year to see 2G and 3G networks phased out by 2033. Other networks have already confirmed plans to start early, with BT phasing out 3G services for EE, Plusnet and BT Mobile subscribers from 2023.
Vodafone said it will begin retiring its 3G network in 2023 as part of a network modernisation programme.
Analysis Hot on the heels of the UK government enshrining in law the power to strip out Huawei, five European carriers have banded together to ask European policymakers to push the development of open radio access network (OpenRAN).
The operators – Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia (TIM), Telefónica, and Vodafone – published a report, "Building an OpenRAN system for Europe" [PDF], asking the EU to throw money and support at whitebox mobile infrastructure.
This is almost certainly in the hopes the (ideally) cheaper, interoperable kit will help the carriers' own bottom lines, but also to regain some control after several years of uncertainty, maintenance of mix-and-match kit, plus the shock of rip-and-replace mandates after many of them thought they had invested in a relatively cheap and lasting solution in the form of Huawei 5G equipment.
With 5G adoption on the upswing, Samsung provided a detailed glimpse as to what a 6G world would look like.
"We already started 6G research with the commercialization target around 2030," said Sunghyun Choi, corporate senior vice president at Samsung Electronics, during a presentation at the Samsung Developer Conference webcast this week.
6G networks may start going up in 2030, he said, in line with a new network being introduced every 10 years. The first generation network came about in the mid 1980s, and a new generation of communications technology has occurred roughly each decade.
MBB Forum 2021 The "G" in 5G stands for Green, if the hours of keynotes at the Mobile Broadband Forum in Dubai are to be believed.
Run by Huawei, the forum was a mixture of in-person event and talking heads over occasionally grainy video and kicked off with an admission by Ken Hu, rotating chairman of the Shenzhen-based electronics giant, that the adoption of 5G – with its promise of faster speeds, higher bandwidth and lower latency – was still quite low for some applications.
Despite the dream five years ago, that the tech would link up everything, "we have not connected all things," Hu said.
TalkTalk – the Salford-based telco which has more than four million broadband customers – has been ticked off by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following nine separate complaints about misleading ads.
The initial objections centre on two ads – on TV and via email - that ran early in 2020 which talked about a 24-month broadband offer that was "fixed until 2022" or promised "no mid-contract rises."
The ASA intervened when the complainants reported that the price of their broadband packages was to "increase during the fixed contract period" despite the assurances made in the ad.
BT is to be sued by the dead as part of a lawsuit alleging that millions of customers were unfairly overcharged as a result of the one-time state monopoly abusing its market dominance.
The lawsuit is a collective proceedings order authorising a claim brought on behalf of 2.3 million Britons who used to have a BT voice-only phone line. Yet included within the class of people legally permitted to join the case are the deceased – or, rather, their living "personal representatives".
Earlier this week the Competition Appeal Tribunal ruled that former Ofcom man Justin Le Patourel, the lead claimant, could proceed with his case against the UK telco after alleging it had abused its market dominance to unfairly overcharge customers who bought standalone domestic phone lines.
iD mobile – the Dixons Carphone-owned mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) which piggybacks on Three UK's network – has apologised after a billing snafu warned 24,000 customers they needed to cough up or else.
In an email sent to customers earlier this week, the MVNO warned: "There is currently an outstanding balance of £[xx] on your iD Mobile account. Unfortunately, your service will be suspended until the full outstanding balance has been paid."
It went on to say that suspended services would only resume "once a payment has been made."
Mobile tech outfit GigSky is to add a data plan to its mobile app, using the Citizen's Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) small cell infrastructure deployed by the Helium blockchain community.
Interesting stuff. More interesting, however, is the 5G option afforded by FreedomFi (whose gateways will cheerfully mine HNT cryptocurrency in return for a bit of bandwidth to provide 5G coverage for passing users.)
FreedomFi buddied up with Helium earlier this year with a view to adding 5G to Helium's LoRaWAN network. The addition of the US Helium plan to GigSky is therefore significant, since it represents an offloading of traffic from cellular phones rather than the IoT devices and sensors with which Helium has been associated.
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