Blog: Nokia E-Series Firmware Maturity
So, how is firmware 3.0633.09.04 (Changelog) doing? Bad points first: Nokia's vcard parser is still broken. Since this seems to be a general Nokia issue than specific to the E-series I didn't expect it to be any better.
The good things: The WLAN access point issue (4) seems to be resolved. At least the one in Berlin main railway station doesn't warm boot the phone anymore.
The browser (2) is more reliable and appears faster. However for complex pages per default it loads the images only on request. For SIP (3) there's now a menu under "Installation" which WLAN AP to choose from. STUN is enabled and works now over DNS SRV records:
excerpt from bind log:Unfortunately SIP over UMTS doesn't work any more. There seems to be a default flag which is not set and not customer configurable.
As far as the software quality is concerned: one and a half years after launch of the phone it is after what I've tested so far finally fulfilling it's specs. Sometimes if I read the Nokia forums I am really wondering about the patience of the people which spend a lot of money for this business line phone, and got as far as some advertised features are concerned more or less vaporware in return. Time eating usability (backup issue, vcards) is another point of criticism.
It wasn't even possible to file a bugreport like IT people like me are used to since ~10 years. Don't know how the development department is getting aware of the bugs? (Dirk Wetter, 5/3/2007)
Addendum (5/23/2007, Dirk Wetter): Got notice that an institution in Hamburg bought this week for their IT department a couple of E70. The firmware on those is still version 1.0610.04.04, dated from 19-04-06. Just wondering why phones with this firmware are still around since it has even more issues than version 2.x I am referring to here.
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