We have an email from a Norwegian reader, reporting that the HTC Desire HD sold in the region is missing one entire letter from the phone’s keyboard – resulting in rather obvious typing and communication difficulties.
Here’s our Norwegian correspondent Jostein with the latest on the situation:
I recently purchased the HTC Desire HD and quickly discovered that the Norwegian letter “Ø” is non-existent the messaging application, neither with the onboard keyboard or the downloaded ‘Scandinavian keyboard’ app from the Android Market. It, however, works perfect in the recipient field, in the mail application and web browser. I asked HTC about it, and it confirmed the problem:
“This is a known problem, and we’re working on it. Currently there is no fix if it does not help to use the keyboard from the Scandinavian market … I would expect that it is an official solution soon, but I have no information on when it will come when there is a relatively new problem.”
Or perhaps HTC is simply trying to encourage new forms of “text speak” by gradually eliminating letters?