By Stephen Schenck | September 11, 2012 12:26 PM
Nokia’s Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 are now official, giving Windows Phone users their first chance to check out some of the company’s PureView imaging technology, but what if you’re rocking one of Nokia’s previous Windows Phone 7 Lumia models? The manufacturer wants you to know that it hasn’t forgotten about you, posting a message to its blog today to explain some of the software updates on the way for owners of the Lumia 610, 710, 800, and 900.
While it doesn’t refer to it by name, Nokia alludes to the release of Windows Phone 7.8 by mention of a WP8-style start screen coming to all four existing handsets. The group will also be getting Bluetooth file transfers, contact sharing over Bluetooth, and (in selected markets) a custom ringtone maker app.
Other software releases on the way include the GIF-making Cinemagraph, as well as updates to Smart Group Shot. A precise timetable for all these updates isn’t yet available, but Nokia says that it will share the details as we get a little closer to release-time.