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T-Mobile USA also rolling out Tango update on the 20th June


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.

Telus dates the LG Optimus MRC3 update for the 20th June


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 – what if Windows Phone 8 is all a rumour and Windows Phone Tango is all there is to announce on the 20th June?!? ;)

Thanks Tommy for the tip.

Microsoft announced Tango on their Spanish support pages

It has not shown up yet on their English pages, but on their Spanish Windows Phone Update page Microsoft have now acknowledged Build Update 7.10.8773.98, better known as MCR3, as a real, seperate update which brings the following improvements:

Update 7.10.8773.98

Posts. Add new messaging features to your phone. Now you can attach multiple images, videos, audio notes and tones to text messages.

SIM card. Add functions related to the SIM card contacts. Now you can export contacts from phone to SIM card and import selected contacts from the SIM card to phone.

Other improvements in quality. includes many other enhancements for Windows Phone.

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.

Via WindowsPhoneApps.es

Tango update for Nokia Lumia 800, HTC 7 Trophy approved on Vodafone Australia, waiting for Microsoft to press the button


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.

See the page at Vodafone Australia here.

Thanks Jad for the tip.

Tango updates for Nokia Lumia 710 for most carriers now on Navifirm


SymbianTweet has just noticed the Tango update for the Nokia Lumia 710 for a large number of carriers and countries has just popped up on Nokia’s Navifirm site.

The updates are available for:

Countries Listed:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Mobileone Singapore
  • MTN ZA
  • SingTel Singapore
  • StarHub Singapore
  • Telenor DK
  • Vodafone IT
  • Vodafone Spain
  • Vodafone UK
  • FreeTel Korea
  • Polkomtel PL
  • Swisscom CH
  • T-Mobile UK
  • Vodafone Portugal

The 8773 update will bring WIFI Internet sharing and MMS improvements, along with other small feature updates.

Symbiantweet expects the Navifirm availability to be followed by updates via Zune in the next few days.

Via Symbiantweet.com

Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone Tango popping up all over the place

I think it is now safe to say the Nokia Lumia 900 handsets now rolling out around the world comes with Windows Phone Tango pre-installed.

We reported yesterday that the Nokia Lumia 900 at Optus Australia were running Windows Phone Tango with internet sharing, and we have since had reports from Switzerland and the Philippines of the same.

Italian site Nokialino.it captured the handset’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.

Thanks Thomas and Rey for the tip.

Tango-running Nokia Lumia 900 with WIFI internet sharing spotted Optus stores

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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.

Read more about that here.

More rumours of a coordinated Windows Phone Tango roll-out

imageMimovilWindows.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.

Pending Windows Phone update for the LG Optimus 7, Nokia Lumia 800 on Telus


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 Nokia’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.

Thanks Tommy for the tip.

Samsung SCH-S759 Windows Phone for China Telecom pictured


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.

It is expected to arrive on China Telecom soon.

Via Blog of Mobile and Unwiredview.com

Nokia Lumia 710 with Tango in the wilds of Canada


WPCentral reports that the Tango update for the Nokia Lumia 710 may be impending, with a reader reporting that he received a repaired unit from Nokia Canada with Tango build 8773 in place.

The latest Tango version of the OS is expected to bring long-awaited features like WIFI tethering and also better MMS support.

Via WPCentral.com

A list of apps which will not install on the Nokia Lumia 610

imagePocketinfo.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.

The list, which is not exhaustive, include:

  • Skype
  • Tango
  • Sid Meier;s Pirates
  • PES 2012
  • NFS Hot Pursuit
  • Let’s Golf 2
  • Angry Birds
  • Plant vs Zombies
  • Deer Hunter 3D
  • Monopoly
  • Navigon
  • Nokia City Lens
  • Navigon
  • Iberia Navigation GPS Tuner
  • Navigation Europe GPS Tuner
  • Brain ByeBye
  • Hi Dodonpac maximum
  • NFS: Hot Pursuit
  • Fragger
  • Bug Village
  • MiniSquadron
  • Doodle God
  • Spider Jack
  • Lets Golf 2
  • Orbital
  • Collapse
  • IonBallEX
  • Cro-Mag Rally
  • Beards & Beaks
  • Tentacles
  • Hydro Thunder GO
  • Fable: Coin Golf
  • Brain Challenge HD
  • Halo Waypoint
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Glyder: Worlds of Adventure
  • The Harvest
  • The Sims 3
  • Rocket Riot
  • Bejeweled Live

Update MimovilWindows.com added some more to the list.

Have any of our Nokia Lumia 610-owning readers come across any others? Let us know below.

Australian HTC Titan 4G unboxed.

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.

Read more at Techin5.com here.