Nokia Commits to Wireless Hotspot Feature For All Lumia Models
Early this morning, we found out that Nokia had revealed a new feature for its Lumia 610 when publishing the phone’s specs online, confirming support for sharing the handset’s cellular data connection with other devices via a wireless hotspot. At the time, we wondered if this news meant that the extant Lumia models would see similar support via update one day in the future. Sure enough, that now looks to be the case, with Nokia mentioning that tethering will be making it to all of the Lumia-series Windows Phone handsets.
The subject came up in a Q&A posted on the company’s Nokia Connects site. There, the manufacturer confirms that the 610 and 900 will have hotspot functionality right out-of-the-gate, but more importantly that the 710 and 800 will both get the feature as part of an upcoming software update.
As shouldn’t be too surprising, Nokia didn’t make any comment as to when owners of the 710 and 800 might actually see such an update actually delivered to their phones. Nokia’s been pretty good with coming out with timely Windows Phone updates thus far, so hopefully we’ll see tethering on all its Lumias before summer arrives.