Microsoft buys back Nokia Lumia 920 that had early version of Windows Phone Blue installed

Microsoft buys back Nokia Lumia 920 that had early version of Windows Phone Blue installed
On Saturday, we told you about a Nokia Lumia 920 purchased by someone from eBay that was installed with an early version of Windows Phone Blue. We showed you the notifications center as well as changes to the calendar. When Microsoft saw the leak, they went on the offensive to purchase the phone back. Reddit user Chinaman28, who had purchased the phone, received his money back for the purchase from the Redmond based software giant, along with a new Nokia Lumia 920.

As it turns out, Chinaman28 must have known that the model of the Nokia Lumia 920 in his possession should not have been sold in the first place as it had the letters "MSFT" laser etched into the back of the phone. That happens to be Microsoft's NASDAQ stock symbol. In addition, when booted up the phone, the words "Not for re-sale" popped up in red.

The bad news is that the version of Windows Phone Blue seen on the handset was only an early model and the notification center has since been removed from later versions of Windows Phone Blue. There is no word on whether the weekly calendar view or the ability to close down apps from the multitasking view have survived to the latest iteration of the OS.

source: Reddit

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Lumia 920

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User Score:

  • Display 4.5 inches 1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8


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