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QUALITY: HP might suspend its cooperation with Inventec due to Quality issues
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 21.02.08 - 17:33:12 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 12731x
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According to DigiTimes, Hewlett-Packard (HP) may suspend its cooperation with Inventec Appliances as the Taiwanese ODM has repeatedly delayed shipments of the iPAQ 600-series smartphone to the US vendor.
Interesting enough, the iPAQ 600-line is still expected to be released in Europe, later this spring - together with the also delayed iPAQ 900 Windows Mobile 6 Professional smartphone - while a U.S. launch seems to be canceled.
According to the Chinese-language Commercial Times, one reason for the cancelation is, that the the first series of 3.5G handsets undertaken by Inventec Appliances failed to pass tests carried out by HP.

Now it makes me wonder how smartphones, which have failed tests in the U.S. can be launched in Europe? I'm not sure but I either wouldn't bet on a launch but if the iPAQ 600 and iPAQ 900 are launched in Europe, it wouldn't be my first choice anymore - after I know it failed to pass HP's own tests.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by PPC-DOC on 23.02.08 - 16:08:00

this is a hit in the heart,i was waiting for it so i can finaly upgrade from my asus p525 .

i m gonna wait for some real reviews for it.

so whats wrong with all the rush in the ppc world ,htc release incomplete dvices missing some  drivers ,imate release ultimate device that have million bug and battery that doesnt hold one day,i dunno what should i get after asus p525.

none of them is been tested enough software or hardware...


Posted by Arne Hess on 23.02.08 - 16:27:28

Quite a good comment and you are right - compared to the early days, the life-cycle of a (Windows Mobile) smartphone is way shorter today and too often devices are released with bugs and unfinished. IMH the smartphone situation is quite comparable with the automobile industry where the release cycles of new cars became shorter as well and new cars often have serious "bugs" as well.
I think for the (Windows Mobile) smartphone industry there could be an easy workaround to get nasty bugs fixed before the commercial release: working with enthusiasts (sites) to pre- and beta test new devices before the release.
In the past I've worked successfully with quite a couple of manufactures but over the time, and due to the increased release-cycles, most of them have given up - unfortunately.

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