- Unit: Sony Ericsson Aspen M1a (Different UMTS bands than those of the M1i)
- Software ID: 1238-7064
- Software Version: R1AB038
- Customization ID: 1237 - 4794
- Customization Version: R7A
- Software Language: GENERIC_WWE
- Content Version: PA6
- Radio SW Version: 32.29.00.048
- CE OS 5.2.3104 (Build 23126.96.36.199)
- Turn off backlight after 30 seconds turns off the screen completely. The X1 would go dim but the screen is still on. The Aspen turns off the screen. Maybe I got a lemon? Can any other Aspen users comment on this?
- Incoming Calls: Unable to receive calls. The phone will be working just fine for days. Then suddenly, you receive one call, the phone and keypad will light up, but the home screen will not change to show the Caller ID/Actions screen. You will have to first reject the call, then go to the call register to see who called you and call them back. You can still make calls, but you can never receive any on any of the installed panels once the problem appears. Only a Soft Reset can fix it until it happens again day(s) later.
- Bluetooth issues: disconnections, static noise, stuck at connected to headset mode even if headset was turned off.
- Opera Mini 5
- Opera Mobile 10
- Garmin Mobile XT
Bug: Splash screen and main menu don’t cover the full screen. A thin strip of the home screen appears below the upper status bar (clock, battery, volume, signal). However, Map View doesn’t suffer from the same problem; i.e. it covers the whole screen.
- SPB Backup (Free download available for Aspen phone at wap.sonyericsson.com/fun/)
- All my previously purchased Marketplace applications for my dead X1i.
- Windows Live Mobile Version 11.x
Bug: Hotmail Email checking from native messaging application doesn’t detect Wi-Fi connections. Solution: Sync Email via the Sync function built in the Windows Live application or sign into Windows Live Messenger Mobile before attempting to send/receive messages.
- Skype Panel: Pulled from the website mentioned in 4, comes preloaded on M1i. Thanks for U.b.o.o.t for uploading the Cab file for me. Tested and running perfectly on the M1a. Panel based on Skype for Windows Mobile Version 3; SMS texting from Skype account to cell phone numbers is available.
- The panel now supports choosing any of the installed applications as the default Maps (Navigation) application.
- Speedometer works without having to press the “track” button. In the X1 version of the panel you had to have an active track recording for the GPS section of the panel to display current speed. Kind of neat but also means that your GPS chip is powered on, which means more power consumption.
- Apparently, Night Mode is somehow bricked by the Power saving features of the Aspen. The phone turns the screen off after 30 seconds even if Night Mode is ON. It doesn’t, however, power off the device or send it to standby; i.e. you can wake up the screen by pressing any button not necessarily the Power button.
- Playback is bricked! Player stops at the end of each track. Play/Pause button shows “Pause” graphic, as if the player is still playing, when the track reaches its end and player doesn’t move on to next track. Clicking next takes you to the next track but it will be stopped. You have to press play to start playing again. Disabling File System Caching, increasing cache size to max (8 Mb), deleting On-the-Road Panel cache files, soft reset, three Master resets and uninstall/reinstall don’t fix the problem.