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AT&T may pass on Windows Phone fix for existing devices

updated 11:15 pm EDT, Fri March 23, 2012

ATT could skip keyboard and 4G patch

AT&T through its forums stated that it was passing on a a Windows Phone fix. Subscribers on the carrier wouldn't get the build 8107 fix, which fixes a common problem with the keyboard disappearing, for phones that didn't already ship with it preinstalled. A representative didn't have full information as to why, other than that AT&T was "not currently planning" to use it.

The update may be a prerequisite to LTE and is likely to be the minimum shipping build for two AT&T-first phones, the HTC Titan II and Nokia Lumia 900. As such, it's unlikely to be a compatibility issue.

Microsoft normally considers Windows Phone updates mandatory. It does have a clause, however, that lets carriers skip one minor update as long as they stay no more than one version behind. Why AT&T would feel a need to do this for a minor update isn't known, although it may feel that there's not enough urgency to the fix.

AT&T hasn't yet responded to complaints from users or to questions from the press. [via The Verge]



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  1. nowwhatareyoulookingat

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jul 2009

    +2

    stupid users

    meh. Buy a new phone if you want it to work right.

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