DravidDavid:I have a Nokia splash followed with the Windows boot logo for 7.8.
I have however found the official origin with my phone based on the 059 number on the SIM card tray. Mine is 059M5P6, which apparently means it is licensed in Taiwan. Must be associated with some Taiwanese carrier then?
No idea how this would effect update roll out. If anything I should have received the update sooner as the updates would have been rolled out in that country before here. If I remember correctly, the last major update was available there long before any NZ carrier approved it for release.
Could be to do with what region your Microsoft Account (and hence Zune) is set on.
Your phone is registered as Taiwanese but Zune is registered as an NZ installation. (Just a wild guess)