T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 710 Will Not Receive Windows Phone 7.8
T-Mobile USA confirmed to TmoNews that its version of the Nokia Lumia 710 will not be updated to Windows Phone 7.8. When Microsoft first announced Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 in June 2012, Nokia initially pledged to update all its Lumia phones to WP7.8. However, T-Mobile said, "At this time, the Nokia Lumia 710 will not receive the software update. T-Mobile is committed to enhancing customers' experience with our devices, including providing upgrades to the latest operating systems, and T-Mobile aims to deliver software upgrades when it will provide a better experience for our customers. We'll share additional information on upgrades for the Nokia Lumia 710 when they are available." Nokia is distributing the Windows Phone 7.8 system software, which updates the Start screen behavior, to many of its devices throughout the month of February.
Photo Gallery: Nokia World Keynote
Here's a photo gallery of everything that happened at Nokia World day one keynote. Nokia unveiled the Lumia 800 and 710; and the Asha 303, 300, 201, and 200.
Hands-On: Nokia Lumia 800 and 710
Phone Scoop goes hands on with the first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smartphones from Nokia: the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710
T-Mobile to Sell Nokia Lumia 710 for $49
Dec 14, 2011
T-Mobile today announced that it will sell the Nokia Lumia 710 starting January 11 for $49.99 after rebate with a new contract. The device is the first Nokia Windows Phone Mango product to officially be sold in the U.S.
Review: Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile USA
Nokia looks to reenter the US smartphone market with the Lumia 710. This Windows Phone 7 device hits T-Mobile USA's network January 11.
Nokia Lumia 710 Brings Windows Phone to Mid-Market
Oct 26, 2011
Nokia today announced the Lumia 710, a new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device that targets the middle of the smartphone market. Custom Nokia software installed includes the new Nokia Drive app, ESPN Hub, and Nokia Music streaming application.
I am really angry about this.
Does anyone know how I could do it manually? I am not into "flashing" my phone, or turning it into a brick. I am pretty technical, but don't want to risk ruining my phone. Is there a way to force it to update through Zune or some other tool?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I love the phone itself.
This leaves me two devices in a row where T-Mobile has determined to end of life my device before the manufacturer did. My Nokia Astound was not updated to Nokia Belle when every other C7 va...