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Jason Dunn
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 1:45 pm    Post subject: Orange Responds to the Windows Mobile 5 Upgrade Question Reply with quote

Now that Windows Mobile 5 is out, all of us with Smartphones are asking the same question: will there be an upgrade for my device? This is what Orange had to say when I asked them about upgrades:

"Orange is looking forward to launching the new Windows Mobile platform across a range of attractive devices in 2005. The key benefits to customers and to Orange will be an enhanced phone experience, increased customisation possibilities, as well as improved overall performance."
- Florian Seiche, Director of Devices, Orange Group

You'll notice they mention nothing about upgrades, only new devices, so this leads me to believe that there will be no Windows Mobile 5 upgrades released for the C500. Sad This is a shame, because it's a wonderful phone (except for the horribe dust issue), but since we're still waiting for an English ROM update with Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, perhaps I shouldn't be surprised that C500 owners are being left out in the cold.
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Jerry Raia
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are they politicians?? Why can't they just give a straight answer??
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jfreiman
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that MS is picking up market share with Windows Mobile, they should really use that leverage to require manufactures to release one upgrade per device/model.

With product life cycles of, from what I can see, 18 months to 2 years one OS upgrade would be sufficient and baring new hardware requirnments shouldn't cost a vendor all that much.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone queried Audiovox about a future upgrade for the SMT5600 or maybe even asked them about the C550 coming to the states?
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Mike Temporale
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jfreiman wrote:
Has anyone queried Audiovox about a future upgrade for the SMT5600 or maybe even asked them about the C550 coming to the states?


Yes, and so far we have not received an answer. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Temporale wrote:
jfreiman wrote:
Has anyone queried Audiovox about a future upgrade for the SMT5600 or maybe even asked them about the C550 coming to the states?


Yes, and so far we have not received an answer. Sad


Here's the answer. Hell Naw!!! How can we get you to buy more devices if we upgrade the ones you have?
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