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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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By kamiller422 on 11/19/2012 4:49:34 PM , Rating: 1
What I think is Windows Phone has a very small group of fans mixed in with a sizable group of people paid to promote and defend Windows Phone. I come to this conclusion based on numerous out of place comments pushing the OS and phones even long before the phone appeared. It was most obvious on CNet. CNet could publish an article about HDTV antennas or the Curiosity rover and some Windows Phone paid hack would comment how X would be better if it was Windows Phone A or using WP. Very hard to believe Windows OS could deliver such a vocal fanboy base in such short time.

Remember when this tactic was discovered to be used by nVidia and some other companies many years ago. I think MS has resurrected it in the hopes to resurrect their chances in the mobile phone space.

By Smilin on 11/20/2012 10:45:45 AM , Rating: 3
Wait wait, so you're saying they defend some product before it has even released?

In that case what are they defending it from?

Oh that's right. People attacking it before it has even released...but those guys are fair and balanced, huh?

By Argon18 on 11/20/2012 5:33:05 PM , Rating: 2
It is most certainly a known phenomenon. And it's a LOT more common than most people realize. Not just paid Microsoft shills, or other paid product shills, but even extending into politics. The media savy democrats have tons of paid bloggers and forum shills to hype up their agenda and put down any dissenters.

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