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Users report issues across a wide range of vehicles

Windows Phone 8, Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) latest and greates mobile operating system launched last month.  In the last couple weeks as the first devices have become available there have been growing reports of serious bugs.

The latest issues reported have been problems with the phone's Bluetooth connectivity.  According to seven pages of user complaints on Microsoft Answers, the new phones are failing to connect across a wide range of makes and models from various automakers.  Calls over Bluetooth have also been getting dropped or put on hold.

Some users report having successfully used Windows Phone 7.5 devices with their vehicles for months, only to lose support when they upgraded.

So far there's been no word from Microsoft on when a fix may arrive.

In our last piece on Windows Phone 8 bugs, some commenters took issue with our reporting on the problems, arguing they weren't widespread.  DamianRobertJones comments:

I call 'rubbish' on this article.

There are issues, sure, but as far as I can see/am aware it's not serious... yet

And Varun responds:

I agree 100% and this thread seems to point to some very happy people:

Let us know what you think -- should we not cover these issues?  Do you consider them a serious problem?  Would it be unfair to cover the iPhone 5's broken mapsbattery life/wallet-draining data bug, and photograph discoloration, but not report on Windows Phone 8 bugs?  Or does Microsoft deserve some slack since it's still trying to emerge as a serious competitor?  

Have you been affected? Let us know your thoughts, we're listening.

Source: Microsoft Answers

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RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By JasonMick on 11/19/2012 3:06:34 PM , Rating: 3
Wonder if it's with Ford's systems again. For a while, Cyanogenmod builds could sync with everything but Ford's stuff. Eventually someone hacked something in to fix it but I'm thinking Ford is doing something either non-standard or too cutting edge.
Follow the source link ... the issue is affecting Audis, BMWs, Chevys, etc. (And yes, Fords)

As I said in the piece it appears to be spread across a number of models, based on the comments.

I would say that clearly not everyone is affected, or the thread would be bigger. That said, some commenters did report their devices were initially syncing properly then had issues as they continued to be used.

Just trying to work with the best info I have! Let me know if you have any concerns or extra info.

RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By Lifted on 11/19/2012 4:28:17 PM , Rating: 5
How about the wi-fi bug in the iPhone 5 that is being completely ignored by the media, yet has a 2,300 post (w/ 300,000 views) thread on the Apple forums. Even Anand brushed it off in a podcast as speculation or user issue since he didn't experience problems during his review. I have 50 iPhone 5's here all with the same reproducible problems, and Apple is simply ignoring the fact that their wi-fi chipset does not work with certain other chipsets, including Netgear WAP's and certain Thinkpad's.

RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By JasonMick on 11/19/2012 4:45:01 PM , Rating: 3
Interesting, link?

RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By Lifted on 11/19/2012 5:04:01 PM , Rating: 4
RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By Mitch101 on 11/19/2012 5:04:57 PM , Rating: 5
RE: Hmm, I wonder...
By djcameron on 11/21/2012 10:51:11 AM , Rating: 2
My 8x paired nicely with my '08 328i. Happy customer!

"Well, there may be a reason why they call them 'Mac' trucks! Windows machines will not be trucks." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

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