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Windows Phone 7 Update Jams Some Phones 177

CWmike writes "Microsoft's first Windows Phone 7 update is apparently causing some users' phones to not work. Microsoft has advised at least one person to take his device into a store for a fix. The company's WindowsPhoneSupport Twitter account shows the responses to a variety of queries from users who have experienced problems over the last half-day. Microsoft released the update on Monday but played it down. The update was designed only 'to improve the software update process itself,' wrote Michael Stroh on the Windows Team Blog. One user, Alex Roebuck, wrote on Twitter that the update had bricked his Samsung Omnia 7. 'We're very sorry for the inconvenience,' Microsoft responded on Twitter. 'For this issue we would suggest taking it to a store.'"
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Windows Phone 7 Update Jams Some Phones

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  • Re:Version 1 (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 22, 2011 @10:43PM (#35286814)

    What part of windows phone 7 is confusing? The 7? MS has been doing shitty phones for a long time. This is not a version 1 product.

  • by phonewebcam ( 446772 ) on Wednesday February 23, 2011 @04:23AM (#35288272) Homepage

    And many more times on WM 6.5.
    Since m$ decided that stopping their phones bricking during updates, pointlessly draining bandwidth, multitasking, cut n paste and flash is nowhere near as important as connecting to xboxes what do you expect?

    I foresee much more of this kind of stuff - this is m$, dammit - the first 2 years of any products life is just an extended beta test by its users.

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