T-Mobile Astound not upgrading to Nokia Belle

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After announcing the Nokia Belle upgrade, the Finnish company has brought in some not-so-good news for T-Mobile Astound users. In its recent Twitter post, the manufacturer revealed that the device in question will not be receiving its latest operating system overhaul.

Apparently, as a reply to a consumer’s query, probably an owner of the handset, the OEM made this unpleasant announcement on the microblogging site, reports The Verge. Another post by Unleash The Phones reveals that it is the only model from Nokia’s Symbian portfolio which will not be entitled to this enhancement.

Released last year with T-Mobile as its network carrier, the Astound is based on the C7 handset by Nokia. Featuring a steel design, the device sports a 3.5-inch capacitive AMOLED touchscreen. Equipped with a rear facing 8MP camera with dual LED flash, it can record 720p videos.

Access to Nokia Store opens up a host of applications to help users as well as keep them entertained. In addition to this, it comes pre-loaded with games like Fruit Ninja. Furthermore, audiophiles can enjoy their favorite music through the Slacker Radio app.

After being originally introduced with Symbian^3, the phone was tweaked with a Symbian Anna update late last year. On the other hand, the C7 is also getting refurbished with the latest Belle release. Considering this, speculations suggest that it might particularly be the network carrier’s decision to let this update pass by.

The development about the T-Mobile Astound skipping the Nokia Belle update might just mean that this handset will not be moving beyond Symbian Anna.