T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 810 won’t get LTE support via software update, despite earlier claims
Here’s a bummer if you own a Nokia Lumia 810 purchased from T-Mobile USA. Your particular device will not, in fact, get a software update that will enable 4G LTE support.
This comes after the magenta carrier said the exact opposite would happen. Back in January, T-Mobile representatives confirmed to Engadget that the Lumia 810 would be updated to support LTE. The handset has the necessary hardware, but the software side of things isn’t currently allowing that hardware to be used. Which, of course, has made sense so far, while T-Mobile didn’t have an LTE network to speak of.
But things have changed, and the magenta LTE is now live in seven metro areas, and the carrier plans to cover more and more territory pretty fast, with 100 million possible customers by midyear, and 100 million more before the end of 2013.
So naturally, if you own a Lumia 810, you may have been patiently waiting for T-Mobile’s LTE rollout to happen, as well as for the update to your phone to be on its way. Only it isn’t, and it won’t ever come.
This is going to be a pretty big annoyance for Lumia 810 owners, and it leaves TMo with no Windows Phone with LTE support on its brand new network.