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Windows Phone 7.8 said to be arriving on Wednesday

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Windows Phone 7.8 said to be arriving on Wednesday
The video we showed you Saturday of a Windows Phone 7.8 powered Nokia Lumia 510 in China was just the beginning. Now comes speculation that the Windows Phone 7.8 update will be launched on Wednesday, November 28th. This is not a firm date, obviously, but with Windows Phone 8 already released, those hung up at Windows Phone 7.5 have been hoping for the download to come ASAP.

Saturday's video showed the Windows Phone 7.8OS build on a Nokia Lumia 510

Saturday's video showed the Windows Phone 7.8OS build on a Nokia Lumia 510

Probably the new start screen that the update brings is the most anticipated feature on the new OS build with the new live tiles offering three sizing options. Other changes include new accent colors, the Bing lock screen wallpaper, twenty new themes, IE security updates and the ability to produce a ringtone using MP3 files. Those with Nokia phones will be able to produce draft versions of SMS messages and will have the ability to keep Wi-Fi running even when the phone is suspended.

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve is usually festive and here is one extra thing for some Windows Phone users to feel good about.

source: WMPoweruser

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posted on 25 Nov 2012, 13:30 9

1. tunisien14 (Posts: 7; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


We Hope ! #sent from my lumia 800 using ie9

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 09:05

20. aphrophyre (Posts: 22; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


WP7.8 will remain using IE9 mobile. It will not get IE10 mobile.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 14:02 3

2. kirholstov (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


At Wednesday they'll say:'Maybe next week?'

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 18:57

13. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


Yeah, I'd still be waiting for the Windows Mobile 6.5 upgrade if ONLY I had kept that Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone back in 2009. Nevertheless, progress at Microsoft is best measured and compared to the formation of the Milky Way.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 14:12 8

3. kaliil10 (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 May 2012)


wp new great innovative Os

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 00:58 1

17. aaronkatrini (Posts: 236; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


I'd say WP is a step Backwards from Windows Mobile...

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 14:17 4

4. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Nice to see 7.5 users getting some love even though they are getting the full features running on Windows phone 8.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 14:36 1

5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


What are the "twenty new themes"?

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 17:10

11. Credo (Posts: 677; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


10 new colors for the Tilesss

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 14:41 3

6. Leandrop (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


Windows phone themes are actually diferent colours available for the tiles. Can't wait for the new update. Let's hope it will be released this wednesday!

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 18:29

12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Really? I thought that was the accent colors?

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 14:52 5

7. Credo (Posts: 677; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


If this is true then i will be VERY VERY VERY HAPPY !!!

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 16:14 2

9. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Ill beleive it when Msoft announces it, not sooner...

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 16:56 2

10. kimyhang (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


Hoping for a kickass update :)

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 20:17 3

14. lolol (Posts: 64; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


Woohoooo!! Hope it will come soon =) nice to see the lumia range always getting some extra stuff =D writing from my awesome lumia 800 =) on ie

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 21:25

16. Shubham412302 (Posts: 293; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


updated my brothers lumia 710 with a leaked version month ago

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:52 1

18. clevername (Posts: 1407; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Nokia phones will be able to create SMS drafts? I can't even do that on my 920...im assuming this is bad info or something. Also, listing new colors and then 20 new themes in the same sentence is misleading. The theme selection is exactly the same, light or dark. There are twenty colors but some are old.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 03:57 1

19. ololo (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


but will it have bluetooth file transfer

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 13:47

21. cdgoin (Posts: 355; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Cant wait to update my DVP

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:58

22. kimyhang (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


today is the 28th of november :(

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:10

23. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Not in the US. The only country that matters.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:16

24. kimyhang (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


ohh. 1 day to go :)

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 05:29

26. aarnholdt (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


nothing happened...

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 04:52

25. aarnholdt (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


it's Wednesday and no update available yet...why is microsoft doing it to us? why?!

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 06:10 1

27. kimyhang (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


what a fanstasy -_-

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