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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:http://forums.wpcentral.com/nokia-lumia-920/202431...

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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Bluetooth Issues
By Eric37 on 11/19/2012 4:04:35 PM , Rating: 2
The problems mainly appear to be with US models. I got the last Lumia 920 at my local AT&T store on the day they were released. It would pair with my car, but not sync the phonebook, calls, etc.

Several iPhones (3GS & 4), Lumia 900, Galaxy S3, and HTC One X+, all had zero issues pairing and syncing.

Lumia 920 was returned for the One X+. I prefer the Lumia 920 over the X+, but it has to work with my car.




RE: Bluetooth Issues
By Eric37 on 11/19/2012 4:05:44 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, I forgot to add, that I call Nokia support and in the middle of rebooting the phone it locked up. The second phone would pair, but not sync either. It had exactly the same issues as the first one.


RE: Bluetooth Issues
By Smilin on 11/19/2012 4:13:56 PM , Rating: 2
Just logickin' for a sec..

That's a pretty clear indication of problem hardware but unique to that actual device. A reboot is devoid of external influences so must either be the device or it's design. Since all devices don't do this then it isn't the design.

So if it's that actual device there is a chance (not logically certain) that getting a new one would have cleared up other problems as well.


RE: Bluetooth Issues
By Eric37 on 11/19/2012 8:50:48 PM , Rating: 3
The second phone was from a different store 8 miles away. Consider reports from users of HTC devices having the exact same issues.

My suspicion is the bluetooth stack shipped with the WP8 US phones is not fully backward compatible. Maybe one of the profiles got left out?

Just a thought. If there is an acknowledgement of the problem and a forthcoming resolution, I would go back to the Lumia 920 in a heartbeat.


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