Dell Halts Axim Shipments After Firmware Bug Found

Dell Computer has discovered a firmware bug that slows down the performance of its Axim X5 handheld, and has halted shipments of the PDA until it is fixed.

Dell Computer has discovered a firmware bug that slows down the performance of its Axim X5 handheld, and has halted shipments of the PDA until it is fixed.

The bug, discovered and tested by Axim enthusiasts, concerns the performance of the handheld when users upgraded it to Windows Mobile 2003, an incremental OS upgrade.

The issue caused the PDA to spend more resources than it needed caching data, reducing the number of resources available to the device, according to a Dell spokesman. Users have experienced slowdowns when running certain applications, he said.

"Weve got a root cause and were working on a fix now," the spokesman said.

For the whole story, check out the ExtremeTech article.