Fujitsu FOMA 3G Foulup
Apart from being $12.8 billion in debt for reasons they possibly don’t understand, Fujitsu’s FOMA foray has fumbled as DoCoMo announced today that the Feb. 6 released Fujitsu 900i has a software problem that affects nearly 70,000 of the handsets sold so far. (Is that ALL of them?) The handsets, according to DoCoMo may have “difficulties in automatically receiving incoming e-mail under certain circumstances….” for example, when you want to read them, perhaps?
DoCoMo may have made the “best 3G phones in the world,” according to Takeshi Natsuno, as long as you don’t fold your phone before that antenna mark appears – and other caveats – until March 6, it seems. DoCoMo says that users may run into this problem “when the handset is folded (closed) before the stand-by screen is displayed while within the service area.” DoCoMo helpfully adds: ” (The stand-by screen appears following the consecutive appearance of the words “F900i” and “FOMA” after the handset is switched on.) “”A folded handset turns on automatically while in the service area through the automatic switch-on function,” and, “when a handset is switched on outside of the service area, but then brought into the service area in its folded position.”
Well, that’s clear then, isn’t it?
DoCoMo said it has issued an “advisory” to F900i users today so that they may avert not getting e-mail in the following announcement.