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T-Mobile readying Windows Phone Tango for HTC Radar, shipping on new phones already

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One of the “forgotten” phones on T-Mobile seems to have been the awesome and site favorite HTC Radar. We say that only because it has yet to receive the 8773 ‘Tango’ update like a lot of other Windows Phone, including its non-branded international counterpart.

We’ve now had two reports coming in noting that replacement phones for the Radar have ‘Tango’ in ROM:

  • OS version: 7.10.8773.98
  • Firmware revision number:1750.0602.40602.531

There’s no word of course when or if T-Mobile will push out the update for the rest of you who still have working Radars but we think it’s a positive sign that fresh-from-the-factory versions are coming with a T-mo approved new ROM.

Although Tango is a minor update, it does feature such things as multiple MMS messaging and other minor improvements to the user experience in addition to the optimized new firmware from HTC to fix any other performance issue that may be nagging users.

We checked our Zune Desktop and did not notice any awaiting updates (even when we “forced” it using the Wi-Fi trick) so don’t get too excited yet. We’ll try to find out more though so keep your fingers crossed in the meantime. Thanks, Andre for the photo and ICMIAMI05, for the info

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T-Mobile readying Windows Phone Tango for HTC Radar, shipping on new phones already

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I'm sure our "Premier Windows Phone Partner" is still testing to make sure there is no way you can circumvent for free teathering....and we gotta make sure you can use those ATT Navigator and Radio Apps!

I call t-mo and they never have any info on when the hd7 will be updated. Oh well. I have been eligible for an upgrade since December of 2011 and hoping t-mo gets some good windows 8 phones.

i have a couple of dvp and the only ones getting the update are the unlocked ones. my t-mobile dvp refuses to update

seriously. I would dump att in a heartbeat except for their international data roaming plan. Verizon also has but
T-mobile doesn't. But Verizon doesn't have functional wp7 options. Can't wait to ditch att and with me goes 300 plus per month. I know it isn't much but I can't be the only one.

HD7 - the forgotten workhorse of the windows family.
Gonna miss it when march 2013 rolls around. Hear that t-immobile!

Well, that's unusual. I live in Canada and have a Radar 4G and have already gotten the update a month or so ago. Usually we are behind on updates than the US, especially with my carrier(WIND Mobile) since they are on the same kind of network and frequency as T-Mo.

I m on bell but using same HTC Radar 4G, still didn't get the update tango and 7.8 too.. We all r waiting who r residing in Canada cuz we r behind in getting updates I think...

Finally. I hope it's pushed out soon. I've been waiting for my Radar to get this update. Twice in the past few weeks I've needed to send multiple pictures and I couldn't do it in one message.

Seriously though for a minor update, the carriers have failed us big time. ATT hasn't even released the disappearing keyboard fix yet. None of these idiots have Windows Phones cause if they did, they'd know how we feel and get us the updates in a reasonable time. HELLO!

"None of these idiots have Windows Phones cause if they did, they'd know how we feel and get us the updates in a reasonable time."
That's a good point. I bet you none of the bigwigs at AT&T use a Windows Phone as their main smartphone. Bunch of asshats.

Hopefully this will fix the data loss problem on the Radar.  I use internet sharing often so it would be welcome to not have to switch on airplane mode multiple times a day.

At this rate, I'll be able to force 7.8 onto my hd7 before they release tango. This is why MS should handle the updates. Carriers just like to f us when updates come out so that we have no choice but to deal with whatever the patch fixes. Thanks tmo for not letting me have the enhanced mms.

What abt HTC Radar 4G but on bell network in Canada, still hasn't got update either tango or 7.8... I m still waiting for these two updates.... My Radar 4G is unlocked using on Bell network in Canada.

ATT has said it will come in the summer of 2012  so it will here between now and 9/22/2012!  Save your breath and your fingers  nothing you say or typewill get it here any sooner!

Summer is almost over. They won't need to push tango at this rate since napollo will be out by then. Napollo? My new name for non Apollo or 7.8.