A couple of days back, we managed to get our hands on a leaked screenshot from a T-Mobile document that intimates that a software update is supposed to hit the Nokia Lumia 710 4G on June 20. According to the document, the software update should crank up the OS version of the handset to Windows Phone Tango in addition to bringing to the device its much-awaited Mobile Hotspot functionality. Sad to say, June 20 has come and gone but there was no confirmation from users of the Nokia Lumia 710 4G that the update was actually unleashed.
However, Nokia came out with the announcement that a software update is slated to land on the Nokia Lumia 710 4G starting June 27. Although the update is still pending carrier approval, updates on the status page of Nokia suggest that the Magenta carrier has already given the green light for this update so we can expect the said update to hit the airwaves on the said date. Once the update has been applied to the Nokia Lumia 710 4G, the handset will get that Mobile Hotspot functionality, flip-to-silence feature and media streaming among others.
In addition to this new update, Nokia will also unleash several new applications for the Nokia Lumia 710 4G that are designed to add new feature and improve the performance and usability of the handset. These new apps will be made available in a staggered manner so a little patience when waiting for them will go a long way.
First among these applications is the enhanced camera app for the Nokia Lumia 710 4G. With this in play, you get to have new settings such as self-timer, panorama, action shot and smart group shot that will let you capture stills like you’ve never done in the past. A new app for sharing contacts will also be made available along with another that will help you in monitoring your data usage. A couple of Zynga games will also be made available along with a DLNA streamer but not all of these will become available straight away as mentioned earlier.
As for the Nokia Lumia 710 4G, this handset is said to be the comeback device of the Finnish smartphone manufacturer in the US smartphone market after it entered into a strategic partnership with software giant Microsoft. The handset is currently running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango for its operating system and this draws power from the Nokia Lumia 710 4G’s QualComm MSM8255 SnapDragon chipset. The snappy performance of the device is courtesy of its 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor and 512 MB of RAM while its internal storage comes up to just 8GB with no option to have it expanded. The display of the Nokia Lumia 710 4G on the other and is a 3.7-inch ClearBLack Display-powered AMOLED panel with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels while its single shooter comes in the form of a rear-facing 5MP autofocus camera capable of capturing videos ar 720p at 30 frames per second.