Apparently, as of today, and as long as Sherman posts a reply, you can open this thread:http://www.obitalk.com/forum/index.php?topic=9.0
click the "Notify" button and get an email notification for firmware updates.
Connections between OBi and mobile devices can be done with SIP services
That's true if you're using a SIP service. I have 2 GV accounts and POTS line on my OBi. I have everything setup the way I want it to work and I can use my ipod touch as a phone using OBiON. When it works, it's great. However, with the flakiness of OBiTalk, it's very unreliable. If it weren't, I could ditch my cell phone.
Real time status notification would be beneficial.
I agree that there's not much compelling about the portal. The only nice feature is that speed dials have a description field and it syncs with OBiON.