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Topic # 50486 24-Nov-2009 23:51
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Hi all

I have come across a few minor issues with the Nokia E72. This is no surprise, but it would be nice if they were ironed out in the 6+ months it took Nokia to get this beast to market.

My product code is 0586213 (RM-530) with the curent firmware version of 021.024 17/10/2009

1) Yesterday the space bar stopped working, everything else was fine but until I turned the phone off then on again the space bar was unresponsive

2) The browser seems to intermittently stall when initially loading a page, the progress bar moves along about 5% and the window underneath stays blank for a few seconds before the page is displayed.

3) I have had the phone restart itself a couple of times when using the browser. I think it could be related to the downloaded files/incomplete downloads features but I am not convinced of that.

4) The 3G signal strength is less than a 6121 or a 5320 XpressMusic

Nothing too major but it would be nice to see some fixes in the near future.

Otherwise well stoked with the phone, love it.

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  Reply # 276030 25-Nov-2009 07:21
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If you disable hspa the handset still displays 3.5g when in a packet data session




edit just tried again and it was ok

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  Reply # 276054 25-Nov-2009 08:30
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An ex-pat in the UK* has picked up a few issues too. Stable connection to Bluetooth handsfree devices seems to be an issue with a few people.

*as Head of IT at Symbian Foundation




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  Reply # 276080 25-Nov-2009 09:39
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I use a Blueant Z9i and have no issues

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  Reply # 276092 25-Nov-2009 10:06
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It seems like it is a current trend that manufacturers will release a "good enough" products to the market and patch them up later, thanks superbly to the wonderful medium of Internet that patches can be delivered when they're ready.

Years ago, none of these devices suffer bad firmware when they hit the market as patching isn't as common as today, and there was no alternative way to patch it other than taking it into the manufacturers' service centres.

With the movement of today's technology and the plenitude of internet access, the manufacturers can finally rely on this medium to get their products' firmware uptodate at anytime and as easily as possible, but it does put the "lazyness" on their quality due to this benefit.




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  Reply # 276093 25-Nov-2009 10:08
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johnr: I use a Blueant Z9i and have no issues


Thankfully one thing I won't have to update then, as I use the same unit on my E71




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  Reply # 276094 25-Nov-2009 10:11
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Not to mention a huge pool of beta testers who are paying to use your product. Hopefully a firmware patch won't be too far away. I would have thought that as Symbian is so mature that the bugs wouldn't have been numerous.




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  Reply # 276095 25-Nov-2009 10:12
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chiefie: It seems like it is a current trend that manufacturers will release a "good enough" products to the market and patch them up later, thanks superbly to the wonderful medium of Internet that patches can be delivered when they're ready.

Years ago, none of these devices suffer bad firmware when they hit the market as patching isn't as common as today, and there was no alternative way to patch it other than taking it into the manufacturers' service centres.

With the movement of today's technology and the plenitude of internet access, the manufacturers can finally rely on this medium to get their products' firmware uptodate at anytime and as easily as possible, but it does put the "lazyness" on their quality due to this benefit.


Yet the E72 was months late being released. Nokia marketing team a little too optimistic as to the skill/abilities of their developers/production team again? Another unfortunate trend.




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  Reply # 276101 25-Nov-2009 10:29
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Yup. I think the manufacturers' marketing team and accounting team is a bit too anxious to get them out the door, if anything I think development/production teams were told from high up that get it done to a ready-working state that's good enough and we'll deal with the after-release later.




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Reply # 276102 25-Nov-2009 10:31
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hairy1: Not to mention a huge pool of beta testers who are paying to use your product. Hopefully a firmware patch won't be too far away. I would have thought that as Symbian is so mature that the bugs wouldn't have been numerous.


There seems to be some confusion in tech industries between the term 'beta tester' and 'early adopter'!




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  Reply # 276107 25-Nov-2009 10:34
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Oh... with the trend it is today... early adopter/cutting-edge-prosumer/open-beta tester are pretty much the same these days *lol*




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  Reply # 276109 25-Nov-2009 10:35
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I propose a new tech term: "Gamma tester". These are the testers who come after Alpha releases and Beta testers and are the early adopters!




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  Reply # 276112 25-Nov-2009 10:37
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hairy1: I propose a new tech term: "Gamma tester". These are the testers who come after Alpha releases and Beta testers and are the early adopters!


a.k.a "suckers"?




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  Reply # 276174 25-Nov-2009 13:08
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hairy1: I propose a new tech term: "Gamma tester". These are the testers who come after Alpha releases and Beta testers and are the early adopters!


Thats me! This is the 3rd E-series device I have had people bend over backwards for me to get it to me from Australia in the week it was launched :-)

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  Reply # 276175 25-Nov-2009 13:10
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When is the review coming Scott?




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  Reply # 276179 25-Nov-2009 13:19
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hairy1: When is the review coming Scott?


I need to write a few other things before I write a review of the E72 . . .

There are heaps on the 'net ;-)

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