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Hopefully other issues will be tidily wrapped up as well

In a statement to All Things Digital's Ina Fried, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) acknowledged that it was aware of reboot issues afflicting earlier adopters of Windows Phone 8, and promised a swift fix would be delivered early next month over the air (OTA).

Comments a Microsoft source, "We’re continuing to investigate some reports of phones rebooting and have identified a cause with our partners.  We are working to get an over-the-air update out in December."

While the comment contains no word on the scope of the issue, reportedly customers using Nokia Oyj.'s (HEX:NOK1Vcolorful Lumia 920 and HTC Corp.'s (TPE:24988X have been experiencing the annoying problem.

A handful of other bugs have also been reported.  While some customers have been able to sync their devices with Bluetooth receivers, such as in-car infotainment systems, other users report that their devices refuse to sync or experience connectivity issues.  Lumia 920 users also report experiencing poor battery life, but that problem may be on the OEM side, as Nokia has long struggled with battery life with its Lumia phones.

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Windows Phone 8 handsets will be receiving an update next month to fix rebooting issues.
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Microsoft is not alone in experiencing a rocky launch.  Google Inc. (GOOG) has struggled in the past with freezing bugs in some handsets post-update, as well as battery life issues.  And market-darling Apple, Inc. (AAPL) saw its recent launch of the iPhone 5 marred by broken maps, a battery life/wallet-draining data bug, and "purple haze" photograph discoloration.

Microsoft is currently vying with Research in Motion, Ltd. (TSE:RIM) for third place in the smartphone market.

Source: All Things D





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