Ziff Davis Internet
News & Resources for the IT Reseller
NewsReviewsTech AnalysisCommentarySecurityLinux/Unix
My Account |  

Windows Mobile Devices Behave Erratically
By Ben Charny

Smart phones using a version of Microsoft’s cell phone operating system will, for no apparent reason, begin to operate very slowly, or just as suddenly speed up to a sprint, according to those participating in a number of recent online forums.


The problem is apparently the result of the kind of memory the operating system and phones use, explained Mike Calligaro on the Microsoft Mobile Team Blog.

Windows Mobile 5 stores software in such a way that it can be automatically erased if need be. The process is done in such a way as to disrupt how other phone features are operating, Calligaro writes.

PointerRead more here about how Bill Gates had high hopes for Windows Mobile 5 when it was introduced about a year ago.

Complaints of the erratic operation date back to at least mid-January, which is around the time Microsoft released new security and messaging features for Windows Mobile 5 phones.

eWEEK Special Report: Wireless in the Enterprise

A Microsoft spokesman couldn’t immediately confirm whether there were problems.

PointerRead more here about the desktop patch woes.

News of the apparent problems with the Windows mobile operating system comes as Microsoft also is being criticized for releasing security updates for its more ubiquitous personal computer operating system that have created problems as well.

PointerCheck out eWEEK.com’s Mobile & Wireless Center for the latest news, reviews and analysis on mobile and wireless computing.



Free Hands-On Training Lab
Find out how key features of SBS 2003 can help you open up a new line of revenue. Register now >>

SBS 2003 Sales Reference Card
This handy reference card contains features at a glance, sales objection handling, pricing guidelines & more. Get it now >>

Microsoft Empower for ISVs rewards your big idea with big benefits and support.
Access key development tools at a low cost to help you develop that idea into an innovative application. Learn more >>

Autotask makes your IT business run. Better!
  • Manage your entire business from a single integrated system accessed over the web
  • Track and control service tickets, and efficiently dispatch field service techs
  • Monitor and analyze project profitability by project, customer and type
  • Bill by fixed price, time & materials, block hours or retainers
  • Set up workflow rules and automated notifications
  • Nothing to install. Easy to use. Affordable.
Click here ONLY if you want a personalized demo via the web
(North America only, please)

Attention Microsoft Solution Providers!

Want to gain a competitive edge? Try Microsoft Watch – FREE!

Each week you receive:
  • Microsoft News and Insider Information
  • Expert Analysis
  • Code Names of Upcoming MS Products
  • Year-Ahead Calendar, updated monthly

    Click Here to sign up now for your FREE 14 Day Trial to Microsoft Watch.
  • Microsoft files new piracy lawsuits.
  • Add up to $1,200 of value with the new BONUS PACKS.
  • Learn how the power of cool can affect your servers.
  • High Performance Storage That Blows Away Competitors.
  • Adaptec Adaptec SATA II RAID Outperforms LSI, Promise, 3Ware
  • Create, manage, and archive all content with EMC

    •Catalog Publishing
    •Dealer Management
    •Order Configuration
    •Price Management
    •Sales Management

    View All >

    Search the jobs you want & get the info you need – post your resume here today!

    Powered by Dice
    White Boxes
    MS vs. IBM
    Linux in the Channel
    Stay in the Zone
    Put The Channel Insider on your desktop.
    Subscribe to The Channel Insider: Channel News, Reviews, Resources and more.

    Make your selections below:

    Contract Watch

    The Channel Insider Update

    Preferred e-mail format:

    Enter your e-mail:

    view all newsletters >>
    Channel Insider Quick Links
    Ziff Davis Footer Logo