Nokia Offers Updated Pulse Beta to Lumia Phones
Nokia today announced that a new beta version of its Pulse messaging service is available to the Lumia 900, 800, 710, and 610. Pulse is a collaborative event/messaging tool for Windows Phones that allows users to send invitations to others complete with locations, directions, ratings, and other data embedded in the message. The app can then update information about planned events in real-time based on user locations and additional messages. New features of Pulse Beta include the ability to sign in with Facebook accounts, the ability to start new conversations as soon as the app opens, and new visibility of app updates via the app's Live Tile. Nokia has also improved the performance of the application, allowing users to consolidate multiple email addresses for individual contacts and more easily edit app data. The current version of Pulse is 0.8.0.0. Nokia said that the roll out of beta 0.9.0.0 will vary by region, and users can check for the update via the Marketplace or their desktop client.
AT&T to Sell Pink Lumia 900 Starting July 15
AT&T today announced that consumers who prefer pink will be able to purchase a pink-colored Nokia Lumia 900 beginning July 15. As with the black, white, and cyan versions, the pink Nokia Lumia 900 will cost $99 with a new contract.
Nokia Plans Layoffs, Strategic Change, Exec Change-Up
Nokia today announced a significant reorganization of its business in hopes of saving costs and becoming more efficient. The company plans to lay off approximately 10,000 workers worldwide through several plant closings and the consolidation of other facilities.
Nokia Outlines Commitment to Windows Phone 8 and Lumia
Nokia joined Microsoft on stage in San Francisco today to reiterate its commitment to the Windows Phone platform and talk about specific features and support Nokia Lumia owners can expect from Nokia moving forward. First, Nokia will provide the Windows Phone 7.8 update to all of its Lumia devices.
Software Update for Lumia 800 and 710 Adds Mobile Hotspot
Nokia recently announced that a system update will be pushed to the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 in the coming weeks. This update does not change the system software to Windows Phone 7.8, but it does add several new and useful features.
Nokia Pushes Lumia 800 and 710 Update
Nokia today said that a system update for the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 is now available worldwide. The update, first announced last week at a Microsoft event, does not change the system software to Windows Phone 7.8, but it does add several new and useful features.
Nokia Lumia 710
3.7" display 480 x 800 pixels
Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 processor 0.5 GB RAM
1,300 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)