You all remember how Sony had to abruptly halt the sales of its Xperia Tablet S models due to some wardrobe malfunctions? Well Sony Japan has confirmed that will resume production of the models by mid-November, meaning we should see the tablet models back in retailers by the holiday season. In addition to that, Sony Japan has also confirmed that it is still honoring free inspections and repair service of the tablet models in most markets, so if you’re an owner and think you may be affected— you can take the tablet to a local Sony retailer and have the device inspected and/or repaired— free of charge.
source: Xperia Blog
Another day, another set of WiFi issues plaguing the HTC One X smartphone. While one significant WiFi issue that plagued the smartphone was resolved, there is apparently a new and more significant WiFi problem affecting some owners of the smartphone. When the smartphone is held in a certain position, the device will lose much (if not all) of its WiFi signal strength. The widespread problem which has been first reported in XDA Forums, seems to affect the HT23 and HT24 models. There are a few solutions that have been identified as well. Users can either exchange their devices if they’re under warranty or if they’re not— they can always open their device and get everything taken care of the hard way. Naturally it’s recommended that owners try to hold off from doing the extreme as HTC is fully aware of this new issue and has its engineering teams working round the clock to get this fixed.
Here’s hoping HTC gets this resolved as soon as possible. Stay tuned with Talk Android as we will continue to provide updates for this developing saga.
source: XDA Forums
The HTC One S is no doubt an impressive phone, especially with it’s innovative casing featuring HTC’s Micro Arc Oxidation. While the technology is impressive in theory, it hasn’t quite held up in reality. You may recall how we recently highlighted the technology is not only flawed, but highly susceptible to cosmetic wear. After some time, owners of various devices expect to have a chip or two as that’s part of life, but when you have a device touting HTC’s technology on top of owning it for just a few weeks, you have a serious problem at hand. That’s why owners have taken to the
streets— err… web and unleashed a serious outcry highlighting how serious of a problem this is for HTC. We know that HTC is now aware of this and plans to take immediate action:
Yikes! This is a rocky start to the most anticipated phone of the year. The phone was just launched in the UK and there was at least one person who was initially unhappy with his device. Sammy’s Public Relations team tweeted a photo of Alex Ioannou, who is the first Galaxy Nexus owner. However, Alex was definitely unhappy as he pointed out that he had trouble syncing his Gmail account to his phone and that the usual account setup options were missing entirely. To add insult to injury, his phone was preloaded with what appeared to be developer options– meaning his phone was likely a developer phone that accidentally became packaged and distributed at retail stores. But with all cloudy situations comes sunny solutions as Alex simply went to the store he went to, let his voice be heard, and simply got a replacement phone which works perfectly fine. Kudos to the retailer for addressing this quickly and giving Alex a happy ending.
[via Samsung Mobile’s Twitter by Engadget]