Feeds

Firmware snub: Sony Ericsson relents

Sort of

Security for virtualized datacentres

Owners of Sony Ericsson smartphones released last year now have some hope of seeing some bugs fixed.

Last Tuesday, Sony Ericsson confirmed that owners of the P990i, W950 and M600i models would not see any further firmware updates.

Yesterday morning, however, the company relented, in the face of a wave of angry feedback from Sony Ericsson customers and developers.

A note posted to the company's developer site by Sony Ericsson Developer Support confirmed:

In response to recent feedback from users and as a result of additional internal testing, Sony Ericsson has determined to offer a further firmware update for the P990 and W950 Walkman phone. This move illustrates Sony Ericsson's ongoing commitment to its existing "smartphone" customers and the company's desire to be responsive to customer feedback in order to provide an optimal user experience.

The next firmware release for the P990 and W950 will be available from the Sony Ericsson Update Service from August 2007.

Alas, that leaves what is currently the least-buggy and most-usable of the trio, the M600i, out in the cold. A number of issues mean the M600i can't be reliably used as an alarm clock.

Coincidentally, the M600i is about to be superseded by the very similar P1 phone, and its cut-down camera-less sibling, the M610i. ®

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

More from The Register

next story
Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills
BT and Co: Independence vote likely to mean 'increased costs'
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Blockbuster book lays out the first 20 years of the Smartphone Wars
Symbian's David Wood bares all. Not for the faint hearted
Bonking with Apple has POUNDED mobe operators' wallets
... into submission. Weve squeals, ditches payment plans
This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...
Who us, dodgy? Vast majority of mobile apps fail privacy test
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.