In what must fast be becoming a boring story, another carrier has confessed (or forced to confess) to the release date of the 8773 MCR3 Windows Phone Tango update for their Windows Phones.
The latest is T-Mobile USA, from where this above screen shot has leaked, revealing that Microsoft will start pushing out the Windows Phone Tango update to the Nokia Lumia 710 starting on the 20th June 2012 and ending in July 31st.
TMoNews has a pretty nice list of features brought by the update, which shows:
Internet sharing enabled
Resolves keyboard disappearing randomly
Resolves unlock screen getting stuck
Improvements to uplink speed
Improvements to camera quality
Improvements to proximity sensor
Improvements to software stability
The most interesting item is likely internet sharing, which has been pretty long awaited.
Any T-Mo Nokia Lumia 710 owners excited? Let us know below.
Seemingly the effort to give Microsoft something besides Windows Phone 8 to announce on the 20th June at the Windows Phone Summit, Telus Canada has updated their Device OS Upgrade schedule to reflect the due date of the Tango MRC3 update for the LG Optimus 7 for the 20th June.
Bucking the trend however is the Nokia Lumia 800, which will only receive the update 3 weeks later on the 13th July.
Ignoring the Lumia 800 however, it is pretty clear Microsoft intends to push a range of Tango updates on multiple carriers this week, which does raise the question â€“ what if Windows Phone 8 is all a rumour and Windows Phone Tango is all there is to announce on the 20th June?!?
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Interestingly they note: “This update is not available in all markets or for all languages.”
There is a strong rumour that a coordinated roll-out of Windows Phone Tango will take place soon, much like Mango did last year, with the OS update having entered and completed testing on a number of carriers.
The approval process for Mango Consumer Refresh 3, better known as Tango, for the Nokia Lumia 800 on Vodafone Australia has been completed.
The status update now says Vodafone is waiting a roll-out by Microsoft, and interestingly the HTC 7 Trophy is in the same boat, providing some evidence once again for the rumour that Microsoft is planning a coordinated Tango roll-out some time after the Windows Phone Summit on the 20th, a week away.
The Tango update is expected to bring goodies such as improved MMS and WIFI internet sharing to the Lumia 800, so should be pretty eagerly expected.
Italian site Nokialino.it captured the handsetâ€™s WIFI internet sharing feature in action, which should reassure any-one looking to pick up the international version that they will not need to wait for an eventual update.
Australian blog Peters Kitchen (which is not in fact about cooking) reports that they have stumbled across a working Nokia Lumia 900 display unit in an Optus store in Australia, and were able to confirm the handset was running the latest version of Windows Phone Tango, OS Version: 7.10.8773.98.
They were also able to confirm the handset, which has not yet been formally launched on Optus Australia, is coming with WIFI Internet Sharing built-in, a feature Australians have been waiting on for a while.
If your local Optus store does not have the handset in stock yet, Peter is also able to report that large Australian retail chain Harvey Norman does, with handsets being in stock in most major metropolitan centres, where it will be retailing for $699 Australian.
MimovilWindows.com reports that they expect Nokia to roll out a Windows Phone Tango update to all their Windows Phones either late in June or early July.
They suspect they update is timed to coordinate with the Windows Phone Summit on the 20th July, and that other Windows Phone OEMs will also join Nokia in rolling out the update.
They have also been able to confirm with Nokia contacts in Madrid that the Lumia 900 will come to Spain with Tango preloaded.
Separately WPDownunder has confirmed the Tango update currently being in testing for the Nokia Lumia 800 will bring WIFI tethering , so there is certainly more than simple MMS updates for low-RAM handsets to look forward to.
Less we forget about the LG Optimus 7, that handset is still going very strong in many hands around the world and has been relatively well supported inn terms of updates.
From a Telus PDF available on their site we can see the handset was due an update yesterday, but it appears their prediction of expected change did come true. The device already has the 7.10.8107.79 available, suggesting that it may be Tango set to roll out soon.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is also awaiting an update on Telus, which is only expected to arrive in July or later, seemingly awaiting Nokiaâ€™s delivery of the prerequisite software.
There have been rumours of a coordinated Tango roll-out worldwide after the Windows Phone Summit on the 20th June. This may very well be what LG Optimus 7 handsets are waiting for.
The Samsung SCH-S759 has just passed through certification for China. The handset is the Chinese version of the Samsung Omnia M and like that device featured 384 MB of RAM, but is otherwise relatively well specified, with 8 GB of storage, 5 megapixel rear and VGA front camera and a 4 inch screen.
The CDMA handset will be powered by an 800 Mhz processor and run Windows Phone Tango.
Pocketinfo.nl has compiled a list of apps which will not install on their Nokia Lumia 610.
Unfortunately it reads pretty much like a list of the best apps and games on Windows Phone, which really should have rung warning bells for Microsoft.
While we have had a number of tips saying these apps will run fine when side loaded, we believe the list was built based on extensive testing by Microsoft, suggesting that issues will eventually crop up, especially when playing music in the background for example.
Techin5.com have posted this unboxing video of the HTC Titan 4G, the Australian LTE version of the HTC Titan II.
The handset retains its great 16 megapixel camera, and Techin5 notes that the device is only the 3rd LTE handset in Australia, which is a great achievement for Windows Phone 7 and presents two major selling points.
They also reveal the handset comes with Windows Phone Tango pre-loaded, also a first for Australia.