So Vodafone Australia have just confirmed to all their customers with HTC Trophy WP7 handsets that they have completed Carrier Testing and approved the update. Now all that they are waiting on is the Microsoft official Mango launch/Release – expected in about 17 hours at the Day 2 Build 2011 Keynote!
Well done Vodafone. Now for Telstra and Optus (Updated – DONE read on!)
WOW – so further to speculation from this very site yesterday RIGHT HERE – it looks like MS and Carriers have got their $hite together and exorcised once and for all the ghosts of NoDo past!
The Vodafone Blog confirms:
And the all important news -
Stealing the thunder of Microsoft’s Day 2 Keynote (guess) and the likes of premium partner Telstra is sure to raise some eyebrows.
Mango’s are now officially RIPE for the picking and ready to come to Market! Live blog Keynote coverage tomorrow morning by WPDownUnder with all your news!
—————– UPDATE ——————-
Telstra have replied to my tabled question, asking their position on the timings of the Mango update for existing customers. The answer – it will be in Spring! Whilst that is a significant landing pad – I remain optimistic that we will see a better outcome, if not best case, than this!
Link to their reply at the TELSTRA CROWDSUPPORT COMMUNITY FORUMS: HERE
—————– UPDATE 2 ——————-
Just saw a post over at CNET Australia in reply to their Vodafone article per above. Will1505 states:
“telstra has be demonstrating Mango to its tech team starting yesterday. expect the update to come within the month ”
And Telstra have updated their Smartphone page for WP7 in line with their current public statements on timings – and with an “approved” status!: