The Nokia Lumia 710 may be the comeback device of the Finnish smartphone manufacturer in US shores and Nokia head honcho Stephen Elop can boast all he want as to how the handset has exceeded expectations and how they are very happy with the performance of the device in terms of sales but there is still one glaring omission when it comes to the features of the handset. And by this we mean the lack of Mobile Hotspot functionality on the handset, this despite the fact that most of the devices in the Windows Phone ecosystem have been enjoying this feature since they got the update to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.
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Previously, we heard about rumors that the Nokia LUmia 610, a handset that is about to be released by the manufacturer, already has that feature out of the box. More recently, there have been reports that this feature will finally become available in the Nokia Lumia 710 once the handset gets the update to Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh or what we have known in the past as Tango. In addition to that, reports claim that the NaviFirm application already has localized versions of the update for the Nokia Lumia 710 but these are just prerelease firmwares. However, seeing these in Navifirm could only mean one thing – we can expect the rollout of Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh soon.
Actually, screenshots of a Nokia Lumia 710 running Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh have recently surfaced but the language in the screenshot is in Dutch. However, one thing of interest in the screenshot are the words “Gedeeled Internet” which basically means Internet Sharing in Dutch. In addition to the refresh of the platform, the Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh update will also preinstall apps such as SportsTracker, Creative Studio and News to the Nokia Lumia 710.
There has been no solid word as of yet from Nokia as to when it plans to start the rollout of the update but with this coming up in the NaviFirm application, we are pretty sure that the rollout could happen any day now. So while waiting for that to happen, let us take a look at the specs sheet of the Nokia Lumia 710 to get a feel for the components and capabilities that it brings to the table.
The operating system of the Nokia Lumia 710 is powered by a QualComm MSM8255 SnapDragon chipset which gives the handset a Scorpion processor running at 1.4 GHz and 512 MB of RAM. In addition to that, the chipset also contains a dedicated Adreno 205 GPU to handle graphical concerns. As for its storage, the Nokia Lumia 710 comes with a nonexpendable 8GB of internal memory while its 3.7-inch TFT display made from Gorilla Glaass is powered by Nokia’s ClearBlack Display technology and has a resolution pegged at 480 x 800 pixels. The handset only has one shooter to boast of and it is a rear-facing 5MP autofocus shooter capable of 720p video recording. The newly released award winning Nokia Lumia 900 is available starting at only $49.