Major carrier Verizon Wireless plans to release a new software update for the old HTC Trophy Windows Phone device.
Dubbed Windows Phone Tango, or MCR3, the update brings several new features and capabilities, which are meant to increase the phone’s functionality.
The carrier has already published the official changelog
, which is usually the same for all Windows Phone devices eligible for this particular Tango update.
The software version 2305.13.30202.605 for HTC Trophy
bumps the smartphone’s operating system to Windows Phone 7.5 MCR3.
Besides upgrading Microsoft’s mobile platform, this MCR3 update adds Wi-Fi Hotspot capability. As soon as the update is installed on the HTC Trophy, users will be able to turn on this function with the “Internet Sharing” feature under Settings.
When turned on, Wi-Fi Hotspot capability provides users with the ability to share their mobile data connection with up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices. Keep in mind that data charges will apply.
There’s more to it, as MCR3 update brings additional new messaging and multimedia messaging features. Users will be able to attach multiple pictures, videos, audio notes and ringtones to text messages.
Even though Verizon has already published the changelog of the update, the carrier has yet to start the rollout of MRC3
for HTC Trophy.
In the same piece of news, HTC Trophy is expected to receive another major update by the end of the year.
Dubbed Windows Phone 7.8, the update will bring new features and improvements, which are meant to offer users a glimpse to what Windows Phone 8 Apollo has to offer.
Microsoft has already confirmed that current Windows Phone 7.5 devices won’t receive official upgrades to Windows Phone 8, but the Redmond-based company agreed to offer users something in between.
For the time being, details on Windows Phone 7.8 are scarce, but we will keep an eye out on this one for future reference. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.