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Nokia has updated the US and Canadian versions of the Lumia 900 with a new flip-to-silence feature and other performance enhancements.
Microsoft confirms that existing devices will not receive a Windows Phone 8 update, instead they will get a 7.8 version with the new Start Screen interface.
Putting another obstacle in Nokia's path to selling its Lumia range as widely as possible, T-Mobile's German arm has decided that it won't stock the Lumia 900 Windows Phone handset.
Nokia will be releasing a software update to address a bug that causes the display on its Lumia 900 to take on a purplish hue under low brightness settings.
Nokia tells us it's set a target date of May 14th for the retail release of its 4.3-inch Lumia 900 handset in the UK, which should be arriving in both black and white, equipped with HSPA+ connectivity in lieu of the LTE that's available on its AT&T variant.
Owners of Nokia's Lumia line of Windows Phones received a a trio of updates today to Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport, and Nokia Maps. Drive 2.0 now supports offline navigation, Transport offers public transit directions, and Maps now has live traffic data in nearly 20 countries.
A purported image of the unannounced Nokia Lumia 719 has shown up on Chinese social network Weibo. Little is known about the device, but it appears to be a midrange Windows Phone 7 device, and might launch in China on March 28th.
Stefan Pannenbecker is the Vice President for Industrial Design at Nokia, where his job consists mostly of trying out a variety of crazy new ideas in search of the one or two that would help Nokia maintain its edge in design.
Nokia's big CES debutant, the Lumia 900, is making headlines again today with the company revealing it'll launch in Canada and Europe in Q2 2012.