The day my Nokia Lumia 710 had been waiting for is today. This morning, as per my daily routine since the end of January, I checked for updates for the Lumia 710 and this time was greeted with the black Zune update screen.
I went through the update process. I actually went through the update process five times. My Three UK Nokia Lumia 710 initially updated to OS version 7.10.8779.8 and then to 7.10.8783.12. These were both updates to Windows Phone 7.5 Tango which had never been pushed to the device. After the first two updates Zune prompted me to update again to 7.10.8858.136 (Windows Phone 7.8) and then to 7.10.8860.142 and 7.10.8862.144 ("bug fix" and "quality improvement" updates).
|My Nokia Lumia 710 running Windows Phone 7.8|
So now my Nokia Lumia 710 had updated to Windows Phone 7.8 I was happy. But not as happy as I would have been if the update had arrived sooner. Why was I not elated I now had the update that brings Windows Phone 8-like tiles and live tiles and a suite of improvements? Well, I have to confess, yesterday I went and purchased another Lumia, one running the full Windows Phone 8 operating system and with model numbering 620.
Yes I now have two Nokia Lumias. They are similar on the surface but very different devices in under their plastic shells.
|Move over, "colleague".|
Nokia's marketing department made a bit of a faux pas when naming their line of Windows Phone devices and choosing the name Lumia. In Finnish it is noun, a partitive plural form of lumi which means snow. In Latin lumia is the word for the citrus fruit called lime in English. In Spanish on the other hand it is a synonym for prostitute/whore/hooker. I played on this Spanish meaning of Lumia when I "broke up" with my Nokia Lumia 710 in February. So excuse me while I go ahead and do so again in the next paragraph.
I'm now in the situation where there are "Two Lumias One PIMP". PIMP is an acronym for "Person Into Manhandling Phones". Yes, it is going to get messy.
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