2012′s Top Stories: Nokia N73 Software Update

Rating: Hundreds of responses from the Indian sub-continent
*Update: Please read this page instead. It is more up to date.

Although the original story was posted as long ago as May 23rd 2008, the story ‘Nokia update N73 Software‘  continues to haunt us here at GoMobile News Towers. That story merely reported that in Europe, Nokia has released a newer version of the OS for the N73. The benefits of the upgrade included support for mobile TV (but only when used with the Nokia SU-33W receiver) and plus an Express Mail client. That story has now generated an astonishing 103 responses. Most of these comments are simply a plea for help but not one of the readers we have written back to via email have ever replied. So the saga continues.

Initially, GoMobile News assumed that readers were unclear over how to go about updating the OS on the handset.

So we wrote How to update the N73′s OS. That in itself has generate 32 responses.

It highlighted the fact that when upgrading some readers encountered a ‘memory full’ error.

If you read the Comments below that particular article you will find that Abdur Rasel describes how to overcome this obstacle.

Despite the follow-up story, comments still kept arriving thick and fast. This led us to a further story – ‘Another update for Indian Nokia N73 owners‘,  where we attempted to help out those readers based in India.

In that story we attempted to help out those who were seeking access to mobile TV by explaining how they could use the Zenga TV service instead.

That story generated another 14 responses but still the Comments keep coming in.

Sadly, none of our readers have managed to explain EXACTLY why do they want to update the software.

We suspect it may be an attempt to load contemporary apps. However, N73 owners who want the popular Whatsapp app are out of luck.

As we explained previously, if you look on the Whatsapp support page here, the N73 is missing from the list of supported phones.

What we need is for readers to tell us why they need an update? What do they expect to achieve from it? Or what facility is actually missing?

Perhaps there’s a need for a story on how to set up email on the N73 in the Asia Pacific region? You tell us.

If nothing else, this feedback clearly shows that lots of owners love their Nokia N73.

About Tony Dennis

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He's a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.
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20 Responses to 2012′s Top Stories: Nokia N73 Software Update

  1. Gee says:

    Am a nokia n73 user in ghana and indeed it is a good phone but really it needs an update because nowadays alot of phones which are not as powerful as the n73 performs some features which the n73 cannot perform,i want it to be upgraded to an android phone. Also most application like mobile tv,and im do not work ghana

  2. Suman says:

    How can i update my n73

  3. admin says:

    Read through all of the posts and the comments. Simples.

  4. Awuzah michael says:

    So what about us people of ghana we also want update to our phone so that the phone can detect updates for us here in ghana

  5. admin says:

    This is the crux of the problem. Nokia discontinued this particular handset quite a while ago.

  6. vic says:

    Is there a update software for N73 music edition?

  7. hammed says:

    N73 is a very unique phone bt lack an update to support whatsapp messenger here in Nigeria. Pls help me out what can i do.

  8. Nandan says:

    My Nokia N73 has many troubles how can i update my software myself? please suggest

  9. admin says:

    Have a look through all the comments to our stories.

  10. obj says:

    I just love this Nokia N73 too much. But the problem I’ve got with the fone now is that the BLUETOOTH OF THE FONE IS NOT WORKING AGAIN. Wot do I do about this? Secondly, I want the fone to be its own fone updater. Thank you.

  11. admin says:

    We’re afraid you will have to be a bit more specific. What bit of Bluetooth doesn’t work, for example.

  12. obaid says:

    my phone n73 not update .what sofware to phone my update here.so

  13. mehrdad says:

    Hello. My N73′s software number is 4.0812.4.2.1 at 21.3.2008.
    Is there newer update for my smartphone?

  14. admin says:

    Hi,
    V 4.08 12.4.2.1 appears to be the last ever update for the N73 that anyone has ever mentioned to us from the Indian subcontinent, which is where we trust you are based.
    So the answer, is No. We suggest you stop searching for one.

  15. Larry says:

    Kindly inform me if there is an update for my N73 version 4.0839.42.2.1 and can it work with whatsapp?

  16. admin says:

    Certainly, whatsapp is NOT supported as we explained here http://www.gomonews.com/nokia-s60-handsets-capable-of-running-whatsapp/. V 4.08 12.4.2.1 appears to be the last ever update for the N73 that anyone has ever mentioned to us from the Indian subcontinent, which is where we trust you are based. So if yours is 4.08 39 not 4.08 12 then there would appear to be an update available for you. You will have to try to download it from your mobile network because the file is no longer on the Nokia India support site.

  17. Abhay chauhan rajput says:

    Nokia N73 supports 3G; supports video calling, but it does not support high speed Internet! Why?

  18. admin says:

    Have you tried installing the Opera Mini browser? It uses data compression to speed up your internet connexion. Read our story http://www.gomonews.com/7-indian-mobile-oems-sign-with-opera-for-android/

  19. admin says:

    Search the site to find out why. But lack of built-in Wi-Fi is a clue

  20. admin says:

    Please just read this story http://www.gomonews.com/nokia-s60-handsets-capable-of-running-whatsapp/ and you will understand why it is impossible

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