"There have been no announcements about availability of an update."
Since my official reply (28/11/2002) seems to go unnoticed I will take this forum to see what people think about this. Here is my official answer to Neil.
I think the question was not if there has been an announcement but rather if there will be an announcement. So far we have :
- No Software Support from 3rd Party Developers due to certification issues
- No Software Support from Microsoft as it can not say its definitly working
on any fixes (we not asking for when but rather if you are ! )
- No Support from Orange as they don't even know how to configure VPN yet... hopefully they will train someone soon.
Ok here it comes :
Why did you bother selling a phone if you knew you were not going to be able
to support it ?
Why did you bother to develop and release an Operating System for it when
you knew that you were joining forces with Mobile2Market to get ISV's to
require certificiation - something that now disables any efforts from 3rd
Party Developers due to cost - hence this system will not be supported ?
Does MS suddenly have too much money to waste that they develop a system and
do not support it or even its users ?
Does Orange have anything to say to MS about their behaviour with regards to
certification ? Does this not hurt MS Image in the smartphone market ? Why
does the Jornada at Vodafone or the XDA at O2 not require the same ? Is the
certification factor the reason the Sendo was pulled out of the market ?
Neil ... I appreciate your answer but please do not answer around the pie.
It can be frustrating when you just spent a lot of money and agreed to spent
a lot more for another 12 months and what you actually got has a dark cloud
over it that spells : "This technology is no longer supported." and no-one
wants to explain, offer or even argue that this is not the case.
Also about the announcements .. I am sure you have been told to make this
statement. Take it back and tell them we, the users, buyers or whatever we
are, want to know why (now in the selling period of this phone) there is no
announcement of further support.
Just another User .... 3..5..14..20
What do you guys think. Do we deserve an answer to this ?