Nokia Delivering Windows Phone 7.8 to Older Lumias
Nokia today announced that it is making Windows Phone 7.8 available to its older Lumia smartphones. The update will be pushed out on a carrier-by-carrier basis over the coming weeks and through February. In addition to the new Start screen with adjustable Live Tiles, Windows Phone 7.8 adds new functionality to the lock screen, such as daily Bing images and child lock screen security. Windows Phone 7.8 also adds support for a number of new languages. The software can be installed via Microsoft's desktop-based apps to devices such as the Lumia 900, 800, 710, and 610. It is a free system update.
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 Updates Its Maps and Transport Apps
Nokia today provided updates to both Nokia Maps and Nokia Transport beta for its Lumia smartphones. New features in Nokia Maps include the ability to submit and view photos and reviews of destinations, the ability to save and synchronize favorites across platforms (Lumia phones, PCs, and Nokia Belle), and the ability to pin specific locations to the start screen.
System Update for Nokia Lumia 900 Stomps On Bugs
Nokia today announced a maintenance update for the Lumia 900, which is sold by AT&T. The update is meant mainly to fix bugs, including the purple hue which affected the screen of some devices in low light conditions.
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.
LTE Goes Live for AT&T Customers in Cleveland
AT&T has turned on its LTE 4G network in Cleveland, Ohio. AT&T customers in that market will be able to access faster data services with devices such as the HTC One X and Nokia Lumia 900.
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)