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"All in all, you're just another brick in the wall..."  (Source: WinRumors)
Some unfortunate customers may be forced to get a new handset





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RE: Bricking...
By JasonMick on 2/23/2011 9:24:12 AM , Rating: 4
Not at all. I'm actually a big fan of Windows Phone 7, and probably will end up buying one for my next handset (I currently have an Android), assuming the platform smooths out its rough edges.

My point in the article itself is that this is bad publicity for Microsoft. For better or worse it had to endure weeks of reports on the phantom data and now it's been hit with a seemingly worse issue.

At this point it's anybody's guess who is to blame and I didn't even start to try to speculate on this in the article.

That said, I do believe that Microsoft has a basic responsibility -- like any OS maker -- for the updates it puts out. Microsoft seems to be responding in a pretty aggressive way here, so at least it's acknowledging that responsibility. That's a good thing in my mind, despite the bad publicity that this incident will likely bring.


RE: Bricking...
By jvillaro on 2/23/2011 10:04:08 AM , Rating: 2
I actually thought the article was neutral. If I were one of the affected I would be really pissed. And the funny thing is that I'm expecting my LG Optimus 7 today... Does anybody know if these are affected or only Samsung units?


RE: Bricking...
By omnicronx on 2/23/2011 11:06:21 AM , Rating: 2
I've only seen reports of two Sammy phones, definately the Omnia 7 and perhaps the Focus.

Not that it matters for you if you have not received your phone yet, I think MS pulled the update for everyone so you should be ok.


RE: Bricking...
By omnicronx on 2/23/2011 11:03:13 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
My point in the article itself is that this is bad publicity for Microsoft.

Exactly, regardless of the outcome or whom is truly at fault, this is terrible publicity for a platform trying to gain traction.

though considering this only happened on specific samsung firmware (i.e certain firmwares were pretty much unaffected) still leads me to believe there is more at play here.


RE: Bricking...
By Kiffberet on 2/24/2011 8:40:49 AM , Rating: 1
Microsoft brick peoples phones, and still, somehow, Apple are slated in the very first post.

The anti-apple brigade need to take their blinkers off. Windows for mobiles is a big wet, sloppy, let down!



RE: Bricking...
By Kiffberet on 2/24/2011 8:51:18 AM , Rating: 1
Microsoft brick peoples phones, and still, somehow, Apple are slated in the very first post.

The anti-apple brigade need to take their blinkers off. Windows for mobiles is a big wet, sloppy, let down!



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