Nokia Lumia 800, 710 getting mobile hotspot with June 27th software update

Nokia Lumia 800, 710 getting mobile hotspot with June 27th software update
As you probably already know, existing Nokia Lumia Windows Phone devices won’t get the update to Windows Phone 8. Instead, some like the Lumia 900 will get a feature pack with the new start screen and some other minor tweaks.

The Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are two devices that the Finns haven’t specified whether they’d update to WP 7.8 or not, but what we do know is that starting from June 27th, Nokia is rolling out an update that will bring the mobile hotspot feature to the two devices, along with other improvements like the flip to silence feature.

The update will roll out in batches, and we expect it to have hit most devices by mid-July. The mobile hotspot features that it adds actuall allows you to share your phone’s data connection with other devices like tablets. The feature was not initially present in the Windows Phone platform, so manufacturers like Nokia have to separately bring it to their phones.

Nokia also promises new apps and games for its phones, all coming in the next few weeks. We’ve already seen the Camera Extras exclusive app land for some users introducing features like Smart Hroup Shot, Action Shot, Self Timer and Panorama. 

source: Nokia via UnwiredView

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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)
Lumia 710
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(7.60h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

This is actual a great company which support to the consumer till phone died. Samsung s2 getting update now after launch a long time. That is why I believed only on Nokia I love Nokia I hate android and Samsung.

2. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

True, so true

3. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Well PA Nokia has already confirmed they will deliver wp7.8 to all Lumia's can't find the link thou

4. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

This better be WP 7.8 Biggest shock to Lumia 900 users, stuck on the old OS after such a pricey purchase.

5. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Yeah true but no upgrade to WP8 is due to hardware of phone.

6. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

Then why does wp8 support 800x480 resolution? I don't think anyone is going to make a wp 8 device with that resolution but better specs... I think it was just a decision not to bring wp8 to older devices. They probably just didn't bother making drivers to wp8 for old devices hardware.

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