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Windows Phone 7 owners reportedly experiencing Wi-Fi issues


Yesterday, Microsoft launched their latest mobile operating system entitled Windows Phone 7. You have probably heard of it. If you haven’t, Redmond’s $500 million marketing campaign isn’t doing its job. And while yesterday’s launch went smoothly, no reports of rabid crowds fighting over devices, today’s mood seems to be completely different.

According to a report and corroborated by several emails from newly adopted Windows Phone 7 owners, a few if not all of the WP7 launch devices are experiencing issues connecting to Wi-Fi.

And what good is a smartphone without the ability to connect to Wi-Fi?

It seems as though Dell’s Venue Pro as well as the HTC HD7 are both having trouble maintaining a connection to password protected routers.When attempting to connect, users are greeted with a friendly “couldn’t reach the Wi-Fi network” message.

Strangely, the problem doesn’t seem to extend to public connections and only seems to be affecting owners in the United States. However, it’s a little disheartening that this one, this is coming up a day after launch and two, it’s affecting multiple devices.

As of right now, HTC, Dell and Microsoft have all stayed mum on the subject but if the bug  turns out to be a widespread issue, expect them to address the situation in the near future.

Published November 9, 2010 — 20:56 UTC