Nokia Says Software Fix On the Way for Lumia 900
Nokia today confirmed to AllThingsD that a memory management problem is preventing a limited number of Lumia 900 smartphones from properly accessing ATT's cellular network. According to Nokia's North American chief Chris Weber, the problem is software related and not associated with the 900's hardware or ATT's network. Nokia has prepared a fix that will be distributed to 900s that have been purchased by customers, though it is also manufacturing new devices with the softare fix already loaded. Owners of the 900 may exchange their device if it is experiencing trouble accessing ATT's network. Nokia is also offering a $100 rebate to all 900 owners, even if they aren't having any issues with the phone. The credit is being made available for all Lumias sold through April 21. "We’re already manufacturing devices with the new software," Weber said. "Those are being shipped to AT&T stores. The customer always comes first and I think we’re showing it here."
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
Verizon's Billing System Takes a Tumble
Verizon Wireless today confirmed that its billing system is experiencing problems, and in some case preventing customers from accessing or adjusting their accounts. The outages appear to be limited to several states in the northeast, midwest, and south.
Microsoft to Drop Nokia Brand from Smartphones
Microsoft indicated that it is prepared to drop the Nokia brand from its line of Windows Phones. Moving forward, the company will use the Microsoft Lumia name to refer to its phone hardware.
Apple Hopes to Resolve iMessage Glitch
Apple says it is working to fix a problem that results in lost text messages for former iPhone owners. The issue stems from Apple's iMessage service, which can be used to send either SMS or IM messages between iOS devices.
"Rebate" is a $100 bill credit
The $100 bill credit will post on your next bill cycle. No "predpaid debit cards" or paperwork or phone calls. Just buy one through 4/21 and you're good!
The update is slated for the 16th, but only a small percentage of the handsets are experiencing this issue. If you are in fact experiencing the problem, take it back to your store and get a new one. Boom. Done.
How do I get my rebate?
BIGGEST PHONE LAUNCH THIS YEAR AND NOW THIS?
They are DEFINATELY putting the customer first with this offer. Who cares if this is their flagship device, or that they are having problems?
I wish this phone was on my carrier I would switch to it in a heatbeat.