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First update now available for most Windows Phone 7 handsets

Last week we saw Telecom NZ’s LG Optimus 7Q handset receive an update alert – now the same has started happening with Vodafone NZ’s HTC Trophy, along with handsets from Vodafone and Optus in Australia. We have also seen similar across Windows Phone 7 handsets from carriers globally. It seems no carriers are blocking the updates (some users were concerned this might happen).

This initial update changes handsets from build 7004 of the Windows Phone 7 operating system to 7008. It’s the precursor to the ‘NoDo’ update (Build 7338) which is expected to become globally available next week. There are no noticeable changes for users in this 7008 release – that will come with NoDo (Copy and Paste, fasting app loading, improved marketplace search).

If you haven’t received the notification you can proceed as though you have seen it.

To carry out the upgrade – connect your phone to your PC (or Mac) and run the Zune client software (or Windows Phone Connector for Mac). Then find the ‘Check for Update’ option and this should start the update process. If the update isn’t showing try again in 12-hours. The update should be available almost universally within the next 24-48 hours.

If you receive errors in the update process (such as error code 800705B4) then it is suggested you delete some content from your phone to free up sufficient space for the update. Deleting Video, Podcasts or Music are the best way to free space.

Note: The update seems a bit slow reaching some carriers such as Telstra in Australia. All I can suggest is you keep checking for the update.

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Reader Comments (5)

Update still isn't available for my HTC Mozart device on the Telstra network in Australia...
March 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
Just updated my HTC Trophy on the Vodafone AU network. Update went super smoothly and was super quick. About 6-7 mins max and I was done.
March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
I updated my Samsung Omnia 7 on Optus yesterday night. I didn't receive an update message over the air though. Just hooked up to ZUNE and update message came up. Took only less than 8mins to complete the update. Phone works fine. Well done WP7 team. Looking forward to NoDo soon...
March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRanga Ud
Still waiting for the update on my HTC Mozart on telstra to get an update
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