Microsoft may have chosen to stop managing the “Where’s my update” page – which was keeping public pressure on Carriers and some transparency in the process. However, WPDownUnder wants to help keep the Carriers honest and WP7 owners informed.
And so….we are happy to launch the “WPDownUnder: Where’s my Bloody Update ‘Bro” NZ page!
*Note from past experience – Unlocked AND Unbranded (aka global phones – not tied to a Carrier ROM) can take anywhere from the same day as the MS release to 2-3 weeks for staged rollout depending on device and location.
This page sets out to be your one stop shop for viewing New Zealand Telco information re: Windows Phone - from retail handsets on offer, to updates and also for your feedback.
Telecom NZ 2degrees NZ Vodafone_NZ
Carrier Update Webpage: No information No information No information WP Update History n/a
Link: "What's New"
17th NOV 2011
No information No information No information Email and voice mail bug fixes. Update Status
7th JAN 2012
No information No information Released to Trophy owners 19/01/12!
Email, Messagebank, Keyboard and other bug fixes - including Security & Location. Carrier's are only able to be 1-behind on update schedule - so Aus carriers may deploy this which includes 7740.
xxxx Unknown Vers.
HTC specific bugfix eg MAC address issue.
N/A No information Confirmed Deployed 16/02/12.
Thanks: @owensymes Firmware revision 2250.21.51201.179
No info. HTC specific OEM firmware update:
•An intermittent issue where the Zune app would crash has been resolved.
•An issue where the WiFi MAC address assigned to the device would change upon reboot has been resolved.
No information No information Available on Trophy following 16/02/12
No information International handset support will be based on whether carrier blocked or not (and device compatible).
No information No information No information MS Info This feature is not supported by all carriers as they need to deploy hardware to support it.
Handsets for sale
LG Optimus 7Q
No information Samsung Omnia W
Handsets for sale
No information No information No information No information n/a
OS Version "likely"
on demo in-store
Unlikely to be any
devices in Aussie
Retailers at all!
No information All Gen1 devices. All Gen1 devices. MS Where to Buy (NZ) WP7 Gen2 Handsets
Announced & ETA
Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 710 exclusive
Nil confirmed Samsung Omnia W
Nokia Lumia 800
Confirmed on MS page
NZ beat Australia to the first GEN2 device launch
No information No information No information @Windows7AU (link) And OEM's of course.
Where to watch for their WP7 news? No information No information No information US: MS WP Blog
Aus: Aus WP Blog
for each Carrier
WPDownUnder NZ Carrier Forum WPDownUnder NZ Carrier Forum WPDownUnder NZ Carrier Forum
This month, Microsoft announced they are halting further updates to the public “Where’s my Update” page. It’s a huge blow for transparency and public pressure on Carrier Partner’s support of Windows Phone via available upated.
Source: MS WP7 Blog (LINK)
WPDownUnder hopes this page/small effort can go some of the way to filling the void – and be a focal point for the New Zealand WP7 community to keep public pressure on Telecom, 2degrees and Vodafone. Based on their history with Windows Phone so far – we all know we need everything we can to motivate them!
Please let me know of errors/feedback for this page (or any news readers may have). The very last row in the the table links to the forums here – where you can add topics/issues/posts on each carrier or Microsoft and the OEM’s for devices here!