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  1. #1
    Andy
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    I haven't seen this on here and I think it's important:
    It's a petition to give UIQ 2.1 to the P800.

    <http://www.petitiononline.com/p800/petition.html>



    See More: P800 Petition




  2. #2
    tHatDudeUK
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    Re: P800 Petition


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I haven't seen this on here and I think it's important:
    > It's a petition to give UIQ 2.1 to the P800.
    >
    > <http://www.petitiononline.com/p800/petition.html>


    Unfortunately I don't think SonyEricsson will. They could add lots of things
    to their old phone but they want people to trade in their P800's for 25 and
    get a spangly new P900!





  3. #3
    Andrew Fenton
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    Re: P800 Petition

    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I haven't seen this on here and I think it's important:
    > It's a petition to give UIQ 2.1 to the P800.
    >
    > <http://www.petitiononline.com/p800/petition.html>



    Why should SE do this for free?





  4. #4
    spammy
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    Re: P800 Petition

    "tHatDudeUK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I haven't seen this on here and I think it's important:
    > > It's a petition to give UIQ 2.1 to the P800.
    > >
    > > <http://www.petitiononline.com/p800/petition.html>

    >
    > Unfortunately I don't think SonyEricsson will. They could add lots of

    things
    > to their old phone but they want people to trade in their P800's for 25

    and
    > get a spangly new P900!
    >


    sorry, is this an official offer or something?





  5. #5
    tHatDudeUK
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    Re: P800 Petition


    "spammy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > sorry, is this an official offer or something?


    Nah just a joke but no doubt if you took a P800 to CPW that's all they'd
    give, unless the person behind the counter knew what it was and offered to
    give you more.

    But from a marketing point of view SE would like its users on a treadmil of
    better and better phones. In my somewhat sceptical/paranoid opinion this
    could be a reason for the design flaws in the T610. The screen, the tones
    etc so next year they'll have something better and people will upgrade to
    that....





  6. #6
    Dan Duncan
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    Re: P800 Petition

    Andrew Fenton <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> I haven't seen this on here and I think it's important:
    >> It's a petition to give UIQ 2.1 to the P800.
    >>
    >> <http://www.petitiononline.com/p800/petition.html>


    > Why should SE do this for free?


    Where does it ask for the upgrade for free? I'd be willing
    to pay for the upgrade.

    -DanD

    --
    # Dan Duncan (kd4igw) [email protected] http://pcisys.net/~dand
    # Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.



  7. #7
    Damian Skeeles
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    Re: P800 Petition


    "tHatDudeUK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "spammy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > sorry, is this an official offer or something?

    >
    > Nah just a joke but no doubt if you took a P800 to CPW that's all they'd
    > give, unless the person behind the counter knew what it was and offered to
    > give you more.
    >
    > But from a marketing point of view SE would like its users on a treadmil

    of
    > better and better phones. In my somewhat sceptical/paranoid opinion this
    > could be a reason for the design flaws in the T610. The screen, the tones
    > etc so next year they'll have something better and people will upgrade to
    > that....


    SE upgraded the T68 firmware several times - probably more than were needed.
    Granted, they were contractually obliged to upgrade the T68 to T68i, as they
    promised MMS (and the T68 original didn't yet offer it) - but they did add a
    lot of other functionality too.

    Try phoning SE Customer Support too - they'll usually answer within a couple
    of rings, and are pretty helpful and knowledgable much of the time.

    The upshot of this is that SE appear to offer excellent support for their
    products, even when there's not an obvious immediate commercial driver (eg.
    it's buggy!). And so one reason I bought SE again (T68/T610/P800) was
    because I expected their seemingly genuine support for their products to
    continue. I'm starting to wonder whether I was a little naive. As I see it,
    there's two possible reasons why SE were so proactive with T68 upgrades:

    1. They feel that to keep a dedicated user base, they should offer constant
    feature updates, etc. so that users feel comfortable when buying a SE phone,
    knowing that any initial niggles will be ironed out by SE, and new features
    added. An SE phone becomes something you may actually keep for longer than
    your minimum 12 month subsidised contract period.
    2. The T68 was (too far?!) ahead of the game, and they didn't have any
    significant new offerings for 18 months - while Nokia pump out a new
    'Professional' phone every 3-5 months. So they kept updating the T68, trying
    to keep the users interested, until they could rush the T610 out of the
    door. Now that they're out of those woods, they'll scale back such support,
    and you won't expect the same generosity again.

    So... if (1) - then perhaps we'll see upgrades to the P800 (after the early
    adopters have blown their hard-earned on a P900) available just after
    Christmas. Let's face it - the P900 covers many of the niggles that annoy us
    about the P800; but enough to buy a new one? I guess this would also depend
    on how dependant the firmware is on the extra RAM.

    If (2), then tough luck. Give it another 6 months, and you may be able to
    sell the P800 and buy a P900 secondhand for a 50 difference (and a little
    risk).

    Naturally, I'm hoping it's (1). ( Don't p**s me off now, SE. )


    [d]





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