Microsoft has confirmed it is investigating reports pertaining to several issues plaguing some Windows Phone 8 devices.
Owners of such devices have been complaining of reboots and email sync issues without being prompted. HTC and Nokia users appears to be the main victims. "We are currently investigating reports of these incidents," said Microsoft in a statement.
Users are pointing towards the Skype for Windows Phone 8 preview app as being the source of the issues in question. It's said that uninstalling the application resolves the problems.
That said, other users have reported that they've been experiencing problems before the release of the Skype preview, which launched last week. Microsoft-owned Skype responded to the reports by referring queries to the Windows Phone 8 team.
Nokia Lumia 920 owners in particular have complained about battery life issues and handsets becoming bricked upon attempting a factory reset.
Well, they are going through major release growing pains. Every major player has gone through it - this includes Android, iOS, the old windows mobile, Blackberry, etc.
You are right though, bad press is bad press.
... Really? Among all of the other WP8 devices available on the market those are the ONLY TWO affected?!?!?!
Toms... As a whole, the site is going back to the dark days of 2010-11 where you guys are just drooping the ball on content and spell/grammar check
1) Let other people find the bugs and fixes before you jump in (especially as this would be my first smartphone device)
2) no flagships available for T-Mo yet
3) the price and feature set of the SGS3 looks more and more fantastic the longer I look at phones... and with the SGS4 coming 'soon' I am starting to wonder if I should not just bide my time on my purchase. Granted from a usability perspective I would much rather have WP8 than Android.