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No LTE update for T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 810

No LTE update for T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 810
Before T-Mobile turned the switch and launched its LTE service, the talk was that two handsets on its roster would each receive an update to become LTE enabled phones. The Samsung GALAXY Note II did get updated just a couple of days before the LTE service was switched on. But the other phone that was expected to do the same, the Nokia Lumia 810, is still just receiving HSPA+ 4G signals. And as it turns out, the model will not be getting LTE connectivity after all.

The Nokia Lumia 810

The Nokia Lumia 810

According to correspondence received from Randy Meyerson, Senior Director, Product Marketing at T-Mobile, despite the fact that the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC  does have the capabilities to add LTE connectivity with a software update, the variant of the chip used in the Nokia Lumia 810 does not offer this feature.

This dovetails with a recent press release issued by the carrier in which the Nokia Lumia 810 was pointedly absent from a list of the carrier's 4G LTE devices. At this moment, T-Mobile offers two models with LTE connectivity, the Samsung GALAXY Note II and the BlackBerry Z10. On April 12th, a little ditty by the name of the Apple iPhone 5 will be added to the operator's LTE enabled lineup. A version of the Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile carrying LTE support has already visited the FCC and should soon be made available.

As for the Nokia Lumia 810, it sucks to hear this guys, but it will not be updated to LTE.

source: WPCentral

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posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:02 3

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7370; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Wow that's really bad news. T-Mobile needs a LTE WP8 phone soon (Lumia 920 please!)

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:13

2. NateAdam8 (Posts: 137; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


What's new T-Mobile always pulls this s**t with Nokia and I've been thinking of going to Sprint

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:27 4

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7370; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Either you posted a comment without reading or you just may have skipped this paragraph.

"According to correspondence received from Randy Meyerson, Senior Director, Product Marketing at T-Mobile, despite the fact that the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 SoC does have the capabilities to add LTE connectivity with a software update, the variant of the chip used in the Nokia Lumia 810 does not offer this feature."

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 16:34 3

4. gagdude (Posts: 31; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


LOL have you seen their speeds? have you even done your research? my friend with an evo 4g lte says he only gets LTE in chicago.his home town of new york is just 3g. HAVE FUN WITH 3G!!!

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 17:20 5

5. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Because Sprint's selection of Nokia phones is huge compared to T-Mobiles?

posted on 30 Mar 2013, 20:36 1

6. Doakie (Posts: 1103; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Hah. I have too agree with gagdude. If you haven't been with Sprint to experience their very slow LTE growth you're not understanding the current state of Sprint. Right now Sprint has the most pathetic 4G coverage. I have two smartphones, one T-Mobile GS3, the second is a Sprint EVO 4G. My wife has a Sprint Galaxy Note 2. My T-Mobile phone gets anywhere from 15 Mbps to 32 Mbps pretty much every where around Seattle. My EVO is lucky to even get a 1 Mbps connection with its 3G, which I actually get at my house which is 30 minutes from downtown Seattle. Where I'm at has no WiMAX, and Seattle as absolutely no LTE. So 1 Mbps is all I'm stuck with there. I plan on getting a HTC One on Sprint in a month, but with no LTE it seems like a waste. Right now, until they refarm their Nextel bandwidth to being LTE, buy all of Clear, get a s**t ton of money from Softbank, and finally roll out a complete LTE network, I can't recommend Sprint to ANYONE.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 15:37

8. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


It will be a billion years till my town gets T Mobile LTE anyway so my Lumia 810 still warms my pocket...: )

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