Symbian’s “Curse of Silence” kills SMS!

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by Mike
Posted January 4th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

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A rather disturbing find (if your running a Symbian OS that is) is a bug in the Symbian OS that will cause your phone to stop receiving SMS messages.  What causes it you ask?  According to an article posted on Mobile Whack on the subject says the bug “activates” when a message is composed consisting of more than 32 characters as well as including some as of now unknown identifier.  After said message is composed, it labels the message as “Internet Electronic Mail” and deactivates SMS on your phone.  To make matters worse, it doesn’t even tell you with a dialog pop, icon change, or anything.  The real icing on the cake is their isn’t any fix for it yet.  Yikes!  Nokia has been notified and is hopefully working feverishly on this issue.  Many phones are said to be affected.  Is your phone on the list?  Click through to see the full list.

 

S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 (S60 3.1):
Nokia E90 Communicator
Nokia E71
Nokia E66
Nokia E51
Nokia N95 8GB
Nokia N95
Nokia N82
Nokia N81 8GB
Nokia N81
Nokia N76
Nokia 6290
Nokia 6124 classic
Nokia 6121 classic
Nokia 6120 classic
Nokia 6110 Navigator
Nokia 5700 XpressMusic

S60 3rd Edition, initial release (S60 3.0):
Nokia E70
Nokia E65
Nokia E62
Nokia E61i
Nokia E61
Nokia E60
Nokia E50
Nokia N93i
Nokia N93
Nokia N92
Nokia N91 8GB
Nokia N91
Nokia N80
Nokia N77
Nokia N73
Nokia N71
Nokia 5500
Nokia 3250

S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 3 (S60 2.8):
Nokia N90
Nokia N72
Nokia N70

S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 2 (S60 2.6):
Nokia 6682
Nokia 6681
Nokia 6680
Nokia 6630

 

Source:  Mobile Whack

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