Nokia C7 was launched on the market about two years ago. Initially, the smartphone was powered by Symbian^3, but later on Nokia rolled out a Symbian Anna update, which made the phone a bit more appealing.
The C7 is also one of the few Nokia smartphones launched in the United States. The smartphone was introduced in the country in April 2011 as Nokia Astound. The phone received the Symbian Anna updates as well, but Astound owners had to wait a few more months to receive it.
Yesterday, the Finnish company started to roll out the next-generation Nokia Belle
upgrade for a slew of Symbian Anna smartphones, including the C7.
Unfortunately, it appears that Nokia Astound owners have been left out and won’t be receiving the long-awaited Nokia Belle update.
According to the folks over at Unleash The Phones
, Nokia US confirmed that T-Mobile’s Nokia Astound will not be updated to the latest version of Symbian.
It looks like one of T-Mobile’s customers, proud Nokia Astound owner, asked Nokia US if the smartphone is scheduled to receive the Nokia Belle update anytime soon.
The bad news came a few minutes later when Nokia US tweeted
the company’s answer to this dilemma: “Thanks for your patience. Unfortunately the Nokia Astound on T-Mobile will not be updated to Nokia Belle
While Nokia’s decision to stop supporting Symbian
operating system and bet all its cards on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform is understandable, it’s still unclear why T-Mobile USA won’t push this update to those (un)lucky to own the Nokia Astound.
For the time being, there’s no telling who’s to blame for this rather rash decision, but we can safely assume that each of the two companies has its own share of guilt for not making Nokia Belle available to Nokia Astound.
Unfortunately, no one can make T-Mobile USA change its mind over this, except maybe Nokia Astound owners.