Is AT&T Saying The Way To Get NoDo Is Through Buying The HD7S
Like all of you I've been patiently waiting for the NoDo update. But by now, I'm just looking forward to the bug fixes and not so much for the cut and paste. With the fiasco that has been, namely two previous false launches of the pre-update update (I have a Samsung Focus on AT&T) and slipped ship dates, I've begun to think my phone will never be updated. Then, news of the HD7S shows up and I started to think maybe AT&T is more committed to WP7 than I thought. I was therefore understandably excited when I heard Microsoft was finally officially pushing the update out. Well, AT&T has popped my bubble once again.
It seems the carriers have much more power to block updates than originally told. Microsoft's update matrix is showing that AT&T is blocking not one but two updates on all their WP7 phones. Whereas T-Mobile USA is in queue to update their device soon. At this point, I feel AT&T is telling me the way to get NoDo is by going to their store and plopping down a few hundred dollars for a HD7S and not by tethering my existing phone to Zune.
Please Microsoft, you need to push your carrier partners to stick to their prior commitments and start approving and pushing updates to users. Especially when the OS is still in its infancy stage.