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Nokia releases update for Windows Phone 7 Lumia 800 mobile phone

Finnish handset maker Nokia has announced an update is available for their first ever Microsoft Windows Phone 7 based Lumia 800 mobile phone. This coming from the company who dropped their own Symbian platform as the main OS on their flagship devices, back in February this year.

Nokia made public this news over Facebook, from their Nokia UK account and in a message that reads: ‘Starting today, 7th December, and rolling out over the next two weeks we will be releasing software updates to deliver exciting new features and performance enhancements including charging improvements to the award winning Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7 mobile phone review.'

Whilst adding - ‘With the fastest growing app store and the highest positive user feedback, the Windows Phone experience on the Lumia 800 is setting the pace in the mobile community. Additional updates will come in early 2012.'

The new build of the Windows Phone 7 platform on the Nokia Lumia 800 brings the release up to 1600.2479.7740.11451.

Nokia has noted there are charging improvements; voicemail notification improvement; replying to mail improved for Microsoft Exchange 2003 users; improved audio quality and fixed screen issue after calls in bright light.

Not everyone will get the update at once, as the number of simultaneous downloads has to be limited - according to Nokia.

Nokia Lumia 800 support page

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.