Microsoft didn’t pull the February Windows Phone 7 update for the Samsung devices

Just saw a report claiming that Microsoft has apparently pulled the February 21 update for the Samsung devices (Omnia 7 and Focus) because of the issue encountered by many users since the initial release nearly 2 days ago. Ironically I was attempting to update my Omnia 7 again when I came across the story so it kind of seemed strange to me that a Microsoft spokesperson would claim that the update is no longer pushed to Samsung phones when it is in fact not true (as seen in the screenshot above). Microsoft may have stopped the OTA notification push to the handsets that weren’t notified yet but nothing seems to have been pulled at all given that I still get prompted to update to the 7008 rom every time I plug in my device.

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Sprint HTC 7 Pro aka HTC Arrive to be announced tomorrow

Sprint’s branded version of the HTC 7 Pro is apparently confirmed to be named the HTC Arrive based on the fact that if you type www.sprint.com/arrive you are redirected to a coming soon page and not a generic 404 error. The HTC Arrive name already popped up late last month in a UPSTO filing so it is now fairly safe to think that this is what we can expect to see unveiled tomorrow.

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