I wanted to be working on reviewing the Dreamwave SIP-D28p by now, but that effort has been delayed due to a firmware issue. The phone is powered-up and running. I’ve been able to use it a bit, exploring its firmware, web GUI, etc. It shows some promise. There are some nice features in the device.
However, I came to a screeching halt when I found that the phone doesn’t provide sidetone into the handset. This stopped me dead in my tracks. The lack of sidetone makes using any phone very unnatural. Thus I’ve not been able to put it on my desk and actually use it as my primary phone. That’s the process that forces me to gain enough experience with a device to write about it sensibly.
I opened a case with the Dreamwave.Net who have been responsive. In an email they told me that the matter is an issue in firmware. They further said that the setting should be exposed as a parameter in the config files that I would use if I were to centrally provision the phone from a TFTP server. They then came back and said that the firmware presently loaded into the phone may not support that parameter yet, but they’d get me more info.
That case was opened was two weeks ago. This week I put a call into them and did receive a callback from a technician. He promised to get back to me about the pending firmware release in the coming week. More details to come as the situation unfolds.