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Nokia Lumia 900 not coming to T-Mobile Germany, no upgrade to Windows Phone 8 to blame

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Nokia Lumia 900 not coming to T-Mobile Germany, no upgrade to Windows Phone 8 to blame
The Nokia Lumia 900 won’t arrive to Germany because it’s not eligible for upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Ouch! 

T-Mobile Germany explained that they are not adding the Lumia 900 to their portfolio and the reason for that is the fact that getting the phone now, right before the expected launch of Windows Phone 8 in the fourth quarter of 2012, would have a lot of users upset when WP8 arrives and they can’t update.

That’s the essence of the statement by a German T-Mobile representative that finally brings some clarity in the Windows Phone 8 update situation. And since the Lumia 900 is the most high-end creation of Nokia and the Windows Phone platform in general so far, it’s logical to assume no other current handset will be updated to WP8. 

Unexpected? No, but still frustrating for Windows Phone owners. Well, truth be told, we should also note that early in June, a Nokia representative said that “Lumia 900 is capable of upgrading to Windows Phone 8 Apollo,” but this here statement by T-Mobile Germany negates that.

What’s really interesting, though, is how honest T-Mobile Germany is in its statement. The WP8 update situation was something that Microsoft denied to give clarity on, and now chances have increased that it’s because there was no update in the plans at all. 

Today’s Windows Phone 8 event might finally put an end to all the guessing, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Nokia and Microsoft keep a tight lip about the upgrade path as well. Would a Lumia 900 stuck on WP7 infuriate you, or are you okay with the phone as is?

Update: T-Mobile Germany has now contacted the::unwired saying that this "isn't an official statement by Deutsche Telekom" and it has "no information where the statement above came from." And we're also pretty sure T-Mo Germany is wondering not only where from, but also why has that statement appeared from its official representative. We leave the guesses up to you, but once again matters are up in the air for WP8 updates. 


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posted on 20 Jun 2012, 07:40 2

1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Ouch! :( Told you to wait for next year!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 07:46 6

2. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hahaha ...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 08:00 2

3. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


*Update: T-Mobile Germany has now contacted the::unwired saying that this "isn't an official statement by Deutsche Telekom" and it has "no information where the statement above came from." And we're also pretty sure T-Mo Germany is wondering not only where from, but also why has that statement appeared from its official representative. We leave the guesses up to you, but once again matters are up in the air for WP8 updates.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 08:02 2

4. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 345; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Troll gonna shout because they never get the latest green robot.....i mean Android ouchhhh

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:29

10. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


At least there's custom Roms....And who cares also its not
Restricted like prison and half baked Os.....

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 08:08 6

5. ryq24 (Posts: 469; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


more bad news for nokia.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 08:13 2

6. Snoobab (Posts: 172; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


So let's take a newtork operators word over that of the device's manufacturer??? When was that ever a good idea?

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 08:37 2

7. pongkie (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


lol @ update. well at least wait for the 6/21 before posting rumors like this victor then you can begin your trashing.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:52

11. pongkie (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


OK the cats out of the bag....

DAMN YOU MS and NOKIA!!!!!!!!!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 10:21

8. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


I still believe that current WP devices will get an update to WP8!

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 23:54

13. joey_sfb (Posts: 2555; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Good for you!

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 11:18

9. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)


Don't® Think so™„„„„©

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 16:37

12. djripster (Posts: 118; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


I really feel bad for the Nokia Lumia 900 users... Nokia and Microsoft pushed so hard to get customers interested in the handset here in the U.S.

I guess by releasing Windows Phone 7.8, they may please a regular customer who won't realize the amount they are missing by not getting Windows Phone 8.

But many customers who want the most out of their device will quickly realize that Nokia and Microsoft have pulled one over with the whole 'Beta tester' campaign...

I guess the Lumia 900 was the Beta test !!!

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 23:55

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 2555; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Well, partial disclosure is worse than a lie!

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