Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Posted by Kris Kumar in "Smartphone Talk" @ 07:00 AM
One of the big Windows Mobile 6 features was its ability to check and install updates automatically. As a T-Mobile Dash user who received the free Windows Mobile 6 upgrade, I was hopeful like others that Microsoft will be putting out minor updates and patches just like it does for its desktop version. And that my Dash will remain free of glitches and improve over time. I was hoping that I might get a new home screen, or better patches to fix a couple of annoying glitches - like the alarm clock that can't be turned off and the reminder that won't play a sound in normal profile. I am sure there are other issues with the Dash and possibly with the other Windows Mobile 6 devices out there. But I haven't heard from a single ecstatic reader who said that his/her smart phone automatically updated itself and corrected an annoying problem. Other competing products that do not even have an auto update tool like Windows Mobile have seen plenty of updates. I know Nokia N95 has seen a lot of firmware update action, so has the media darling - the Apple iPhone. So does this mean that Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6 is perfect? Who is at fault - Microsoft, the manufacturers or the carriers? Microsoft, please put this feature to some use. Show us that it works.