Nokia is preparing to push a Lumia 800 Windows Phone update to existing devices soon.
The update includes Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 build 7740 improvements. The fixes address some issues with Microsoft Exchange 2003 and a voicemail notification problem. Nokia’s own improvements include some battery related improvements. A Nokia spokesperson revealed to WinRumors that the update is currently undergoing carrier testing and should be made available shortly. One particular fix is related to a battery problem after the Lumia 800 fully discharges.
The update will improve battery life in some circumstances according to the company. Nokia flashed our Lumia 800 review device to the latest firmware this week and we can confirm that the British Airways, eBay, Ministry of Sound, Sky News and TripAdvisor applications are all baked into the ROM. The Windows Phone version is updated to 7.10.7740.16. The initial update will not include Nokia’s Internet Sharing update, due later.
The Nokia Lumia 800 went on sale across the UK and some European markets. A number of stores in the UK opened early on Wednesday for potential customers. Nokia representatives handed out free chocolate and coffee to potential customers on London’s Oxford Street on Wednesday. British operator Orange revealed this week that the Lumia 800 is the most popular Nokia preorder device to date for the firm. Orange is currently running a promotion for existing customers who opt for the Lumia 800. The operator is giving away a free Xbox to existing customers eligible for the promotion. Orange also plans to make the free Xbox 360 offer available to new customers soon too.