Received this email today 23.12.07:
It has been announced on 1st of November 2007 with immediate effect, Mobile and Wireless Group (MWG) will be taking over O2 Asia's assets in an agreement between MWG and Telefónica O2.
MWG is a company established by the current management team of O2 Asia to take on O2's existing PDA/Smartphone business in Asia and to continue to serve this high-growth sector.
To be kept up to date on the latest software applications, ROM upgrades and user tips for your current O2 device, please click here to be a part of MWG Connect on or before 15 Jan 2008. This will also ensure you are the first to hear about MWG's products, services and special offers.
Profiles of customers who have yet to opt in to MWG Connect will continue to be stored in O2's databases and may be dealt with in accordance with O2's data policy.
MWG will be responsible for warranty and after-sales support for all O2 Xda devices in the region. For up to date information on our service, please check support page before visiting the service centers.
We thank you for your continued support.
** high growth region?? yea .. but O2 may try but they arent going to get my business again. Obviously getting out while the going is good as theyve lost a lot of once faithful customers including me!
GRRRR!!! my O2 life (also called O2 XDA comet - Germany) just back from getting fixed (new board, new speakers, new software update) well what do you know.. its frozen three times today and hard reset itself once without me doing anything. WTF. sick of this phone.
Bought my O2 Atom Life in 30/7/07.
Below are a list of the problem.
~Suppose to hv 64MRAM BUT the actual available is only 48.36MB. 25% gone MIA.
~System automatically reboot when it feel like it, especially when the battery is running low but not as low as totally flat.
~Battery is not even last for 3 hours (what a failure).
~After 5 months plus, built-in battery is not even last for 10 second, meaning everytime when I hv problem with the phone a try to reboot by remove the battery, it hv to be done within 10 second otherwise I hv to reset the clock.
~Not able to pick-up 2nd incoming call (call holding is totally not functioning).
~GSM singal is extremely low when under standby mode.
~Not able to receive call when sync with my pc.
~The system is working damn slow from time to time.
~Wireless Manager run by itself eventhough it 's under stanby mode.
~When switch on the GPS software (MapKing), totally not able to received any call.
~After reboot the system, I hv to wait at least 10 second to call the "Windows Start" function.
~If a program is not function properly & I did not reboot the system, the battery may not even last for 2 hrs.
The battery life is poor cause of its processor at 624MHz. It wuold be better is o2 changed its processor to a 400MHz one and have 128mb ram
i love my O2 atom life it is very usefull, except battery, its very poor......
people having problems with their o2 .. check out another new video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnPd-Dnt2zo
Hi emery.. well, it was sending sms's etc. but .. its frustratingly in being serviced at the moment for a whole range of problems. the phone had so many problems that it broke down on me .. i feel sorry for the poor buggers who dont get any benefits by buying dodgy phones for me i have to claim it as a tax writeoff and move onto another brand NEVER BUYING ANOTHER O2!. Ive had problem after problem. They can go and get lost as far as im concerned.
O2 Atom life has been rebranded for sale as the O2 XDA comet in Germany. The o2 comet is the atom xda life phone just rebranded. Expect no doubt it will have the same fistfull of problems the Asia-Pacific region customers experienced with the O2 xda atom life http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2007/09/09/o2-germany-getting-xda-atom-life-as-xda-comet/
unhappy o2 user,
yah..it's always in automatic..and it can't find anything..but is yours working properly? i mean can you send text messages and get a proper signal? coz i'm wondering if it's only in my phone..the shop i bought it don't accept replacements. (stupid shop!)
See if you can set the settings to automatic. i dont know what it is because my O2 atom life IS BEING REPAIRED.. grrrrrr .. but i remember i had an issue with no signal and when i clicked it into AUTOMATIC the phone found a signal plus see if you can scan for a provider. sorry to sound so confusing but i dont have a phone in front of me to tell you as my o2 atom life is in repairs
i just bought the O2 xda atom life (white) and i can't seem to get a signal from any sim. i tried the globe and sun but cannot get any service. it blankly says.."no service". maybe there's just a setting i have to change? please help? i really like the features on this phone..everything works fine though..i can connect to the internet and everything else..it's just that there's no service..
thank you in advance...:)
Recently purchased O2 Atom Life, after 10 years of using Nokia. Voice quality is pathetic (even while using handsfree), battery is half that of Nokia 6681 for similar number of calls, problems in connecting through bluetooth, non-intuitive interface, hangs often. Goods points include - ease to setup email and WiFi, catches GSM signal where 6681 had problems, good PC sync with Outlook.
Bluesy.. you have just bought the o2 atom life phone by the sound of things. Just give it the atom life approx. 4 months and come back to the forum and lets see how you are going then ... like a lot of other o2 atom people this new broom sweeps well at first then ... after a while .. the o2 life has all its issues come out. Software, rom upgrade required, updates, hardware with buttons not working, o2 buzzing speakers, batteries peroforming poorly, poor o2 customer service, etc. one only needs to look through the list of o2 complaints here and see the issues with this phone. Perhaps a rating of 4.8 out of 10 by users on another website might give you an idea that the issues arent peculiar to the people that frequent this site or a simple google search by typing in eg. o2 atom life followed by some key words eg. issues, complaints, problems, user reviews etc.
I don't know what you are talking about, I had this phone after upgrading from an Atom Exec and have had nothing but grief with it. firstly it stalls alot, secondly the phone refuses to sync with my PC amd lastly the SD card isn't being registered, have had the phone for a month and it is already going into be serviced for the second time. So I am about ready to boycott o2 all together. by the way it's the 3rd o2 I've had in 6 months, so that should tell you how realable they are, the Life is just a $1000 paper weight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaFNk7LS-d8&feature=related this is a very funny video by yet another unhappy o2 atom exec users. I know exactly what this guy is going through. very much similar to my problems i had with my o2 atom phone. I urge anyone to make a video and post it onto youtube. customer service wouldnt even care anyway about this guys problems.
Pavneet.. WTF are you talking about antivirus scanning. This phone failed to perform even before I hooked up on the internet. Buttons that dont work, buzzing speakers, loose screens, poor battery life, poor customer service, etc etc. just do a simple google search ARE NOT related to viruses.
check out this unhappy o2 atom user on youtube. yes, another video to the one linke posted early by yet another unhappy o2 atom user. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qWjj1MxKUc
for those interested in this phone please do your research carefully, please read the posts in this section and feel free to ask questions if you are still uncertain about this o2 life phone.
how does an apple ipod touch and a o2 atom life compare... thats like comparing apples with oranges? one is a pda/phone and the other is a mp3/entertainment device?
I am using this phone after I bought this in Hongkong. I am fully satisfied with this Atom Life only except the performance of connecting to a network. When I get into a building, the antenna shows just one or two bars or cannot connect any network. Is this the general problem that every users experience ?