Windows Phone 8 based device are yet to launch in the Indian market, although HTC has announced the pricing and also said that they will arrive sometime this month. We have still not got an official word as to when they will arrive in the market. On the other hand Nokia recently announced that its Windows phone 8 devices will not be coming to India this month.
The users are starting to report early issues across HTC and Nokia handsets. In a thread over at WPCentral with 143 replies, a variety of HTC 8X users report that handsets randomly reboot while in use. A thread on Microsoft’s own support forums has also gained 50 replies complaining about the issues. The Verge confirmed that an 8X we are testing has rebooted on more than one occasion. Nokia Lumia 920 users are also reporting random reboots and freezes, with some complaining of poor battery life too. In a thread on Nokia’s support forums, a number of users appear to be complaining of lock ups and resets with the Lumia 920. Battery life issues have led to some users wiping their devices in hope of a quick fix, unfortunately that seems to have resulted in some devices left stuck on a Nokia splash screen. In our own experience with several Windows Phone 8 devices, we’ve found that disabling the tap + send (NFC) feature results in improved battery life.
All the three companies are yet to respond to these issues and once the official word is out we will update you on the same. One should note that these are early Windows Phone 8 issues and a fix for these may soon be available as a small update.