We’ve received numerous confirmations that hotly-anticipated Windows Phone 7.8 update will arrive at the end of this month.
While some carriers announced they would start the roll-out of the upgrade in late January, others have been more specific and confirmed Windows Phone 7.8 will arrive on January 31.
A few days ago Australian carrier Telstra announced
it would start the push for Windows Phone 7.8 on January 31, but only for Nokia Lumia 800.
The rest of the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices that were launched through Telstra will receive the update at a later date in February or March.
O2 UK also stated
Windows Phone 7.8 would be available for download via Zune by the end of this month, while O2 Germany said the Lumia 710 would be among the first to get the upgrade this month.
However, we’re still waiting for Microsoft to come forward with an official announcement confirming the release of the update.
Obviously, we don’t expect the Redmond-based company to be able to confirm release dates for carrier-bounded handsets that need the upgrade, but at least we will have a timeframe for the launch of Windows Phone 7.8.
Anyway, until Microsoft makes it official, we have another confirmation for Windows Phone 7.8 release, which comes directly from Colombia. WPCentral
reports Windows Phone Colombia recently announced on their official Facebook page
that starting January 31, some phones with Windows Phone 7.5 will be receiving 7.8 update.
Unfortunately, there are no other details regarding the first wave of smartphones to be updated to Windows Phone 7.8
, but we can safely assume Nokia will have a fair share of models among them.
With only 10 days left until the release of the long-awaited upgrade, we can expect that more carriers will announce the availability of Windows Phone 7.8 in the coming days. Stay tuned for more info on the matter.