Vodafone withdraw N76 due to returns numbers

“I doubt most Nokia N76 buyers in the UK (it’s been an exclusive with Vodafone, remember) were reading my review, so I’d love to know the reasons given by users, but a reliable source is quoted as saying that “Vodafone has decided to withdraw the Nokia N76 with immediate effect. This is due to the high level of customer returns of the phone.” Can anyone at Vodafone fill in more detail?In my review, part of my conclusion was “The N76, currently on exclusive in the UK to Vodafone, is bundled with some music tracks and, together with the prominent, dedicated music controls on the front cover, give clues as to where the industry perceives this device should be positioned. In truth, it’s not a bad music phone, with a 2GB microSD loaded up with WMA or AAC tracks, your favourite in-ear 3.5mm headphones and the front controls, you’re all set for some pretty good listening – at least you are once they’ve fixed the A2DP, the hiss and the button delay in a firmware update. Currently though, with these music player issues, with the camera functions hamstrung by the appalling display characteristics, and with S60 available in many other form factors these days, about all the N76 has got going for it is its sense of style.”Possibly some clues in there, but I’d love to know for sure. Oh, and Nokia R and D? Next time, get some of early adopters in to give real world feedback BEFORE you release a device to manufacturing, eh?” via allaboutsymbian.com

Sony Ericsson P1 Review at phonearena!

“Sony Ericsson P1 comes as a replacement of two earlier models, combining their lines in one. The form-factor reminds us of the M600 with the relatively slim profile and hybrid QWERTY keyboard, but the design is more oriented to the business customers, like the P990. The M600 gets its upgrade with WiFi and camera and the P990 gets slimmer and sexier upgrade. The model name is rather strange solution but also logical one. Earlier P-series smartphones were with model numbers P800-P900-P910-P990 and the logical next model should be P1000 (or higher) but it seems that Sony Ericsson don’t want that long name and removed the zeros, naming the new phone P1. The P1, being first, also puts the new beginning of the united P and M series.” Watch this video and read this nice review here:

Palm Posts Audio Fix for AT&T Treo 750

“Coming right after a flurry of updates to the Treo 700w/wx and 700p, Palm has released an update for their flagship Windows Mobile 5-based Treo 750 on the AT&T GSM network. The update is designed to address a long-standing complaint some users have had where system resources become occupied with too many simultaneous tasks and certain audio alerts and notifcations are muted. Palm also states that a residual effect of the bug is that the camera/camcorder function of the 750 can also cease to function. The .cab file is a ~60k download and can be found on Palm’s support site. Please note that a miniSD formatted in the FAT32 file system is required for loading the update. The update is also only for AT&T and Cingular-branded version of the 750, so this update is not applicable to European 750 or 750v Treos. A mobile-friendly version of the download page containing a 60kb over-the-air installer can be found here. As always, a full ActiveSync backup prior to installing the update is recommended, followed by a battery removal reset after applying the update.” via palminfocenter.com