Microsoft’s first round of carrier Windows Phone “NoDo” update pushes starts on March 29, but is your device on the list?
WinRumors has learned that Microsoft is planning to push its Windows Phone 7 March 2011 (“NoDo”) update to the following carriers tomorrow:
- Telus – Canada
- Orange – United Kingdom
Other carriers will also be included in the first Wave of carrier pushes but WinRumors is unable to confirm the full list at the time of writing. O2 and Vodafone are both expected to be included in Wave 2 which begins on April 5. Windows Phone 7 owners in the U.S. may have to wait weeks until AT&T has completed its “NoDo” testing. A company spokesperson refused to confirm when the update will become available for its range of devices. “We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delay of Windows Mobile 7. AT&T will make this update available once it has achieved technical acceptance in our labs. Unfortunately, we do not have a date for when an AT&T-approved update will be available.”
Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, Director of the Windows Phone program, explained the Windows Phone “NoDo” update delays in a video on Friday. The explanation followed fierce criticism from Windows Phone 7 owners after Microsoft started distributing its much delayed “NoDo” update last week. The company has started pushing the copy and paste update to unbranded devices in Europe and is scheduling carrier devices for a number of update “Waves”. A few European carriers have confirmed that the update will be available in the next couple of weeks, some claiming that Microsoft is to blame for the delays.