When it came to the Windows Phone ecosystem, Finnish smartphone manufacturer Nokia is the company that have benefited the most in the platform. Back in the day, Nokia was relegated to the back seat of the smartphone competition while other manufacturers such as Apple, HTC, Samsung, Motorola and the like had all the fun and divided the piece of the smartphone action amongst them.
Nokia had no plans of being in the back seat forever so the Finnish company entered into a strategic alliance with software giant Microsoft and began releasing devices for the Windows Phone platform. That said, the manufacturer became relevant again in the smartphone market when it flooded the market with its Lumia line of devices.
In US shores, the Nokia Lumia 710 is said to be the comeback device of the company in our side of the world. Not only that, no less than Nokia big boss Stephen Elop confirmed as much at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona back in February. Not only that, Elop also boasted that the handset has already exceeded their expectations and Nokia executives are very happy with the performance of the device in terms of sales figures.
The Nokia Lumia 710 was also released in Canadian territories north of our border and the handset has enjoyed the same popularity it has in US shores. As for the handset, there were reports back then that the Windows Phone Tango update will land on the Rogers version of the device on June 27. However, it looks like Nokia and Rogers started the rollout earlier than expected because there are users of the handset who reported that hooking up their Nokia Lumia 710 handsets to their PCs and firing up the Zune software prompted them about an available update for the device.
After taking advantage of the update, users of the device confirmed that their Nokia Lumia handsets got updated to Windows Phone Tango build 8773. Once applied to the handset, the update brings new messaging features to the Nokia Lumia 710 along with other enhancements to the handset. In fact, the improvements are very notable such as the fix it brings for the disappearing keyboard issue on the handset. It also brings improvements to the MMS and GPS functions of the device. No full changelog regarding the update is available as of the moment but we will let you know once it becomes available.
As for the Nokia Lumia 710, the handset has a QualComm MSM8255 SnapDragon chipset powering its operation and this SoC brings a 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor and 512 MB of RAM to the device. Storage space on the handset is pegged at 8GB with no option to have it expanded. The display of the handset on the other hand is a ClearBlack-powered 3.7-inch AMOLED panel with a 480 x 800 resolution while its single shooter is a 5MP rear-facing camera capable of recording 720p videos at 30 frames per second.