Posts tagged with: Lumia 710

[Full Lumia 710 Review] Announced as the more budget friendly of Nokia's Lumia devices, the Lumia 710 was released Q4 2011 and hit the states with T-Mobile US in January 2012. Inside the Lumia 710 smartphone is a 1.4 GHz processor coupled with 512 MB of ROM and RAM. Its 3.7-inch TFT display has a WVGA (480 x 800) resolution and uses Nokia's ClearBlack technology for better contrast. On back, the Lumia 710 sports a five-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. It comes in black or white with a choice of several colorful battery covers for more customization options. Read on for the latest Nokia Lumia 710 news, reviews and videos:

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    We've got a few updates on phone updates (no pun intended) which we've already talked to you about before, concerning the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon and the lack of Windows Phone 7.8 for Nokia's Lumia 710 on T-Mobile. Right at the end of January, we got a big surprise when we saw that Verizon had posted documents on its HTC Thunderbolt support page indicating that the phone's Android 4.0.4 update was finally going to arrive. The update was supposed to come to the phone last summer, and after going absent for so long, we had really started to ...

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    A couple days back, we saw the long-awaited arrival of Windows Phone 7.8 updates for existing models, with news coming in that first Nokia, and then HTC were making the update available to their users. If you didn't want to wait for your phone to get its official chance to upgrade, we even shared with you the technique for forcing Windows Phone models to accept the update. Still, we're sure some of you like to keep your smartphone nice and legit, and were waiting for your handset to be tapped for its formal WP7.8 update. If you've got a Lumia 710 on T-Mobile, you might want to rethink that ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    Several months back, I wrote a piece explaining why it's the rate plans, not device prices, that customers should focus on when buying subsidized smartphones in the U.S. That's because, while shelling out a mountain of dollars for a smartphone at a retail store feels a lot more costly than paying $80 a month for a wireless bill, the reality is that the monthly bill will cost you much more over the course of a two-year contract. I'm not sure people, as a whole, have gotten the point yet. That's probably because reality's hard to accept, companies obscure the true cost of their services, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through Amazon Wireless recent anti-iPhone strategy, by dropping the price of the Galaxy S III in half on iPhone launch day. We later talk about the Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software upgrade details, which are set for next month. We then go through Google's anti-iPhone strategy by offering free public Wi-Fi through Boingo starting today and until the month ends, exclusively for Android customers. Then it's Nokia-Windows Phone time as we talk about Nokia's Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade plans for current Lumia customers. We end today's show by ...

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    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 ...

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    We are very lucky to live in today's world of technology, even though many of us don't know it. The multitude of platforms and device manufacturers, as well as the diversity in hardware design, specs and form factors allow us to choose those gadgets which perfectly suit our needs (and pockets). We thought we'd let all of our dear readers know what devices the Pocketnow Editors are carrying at the moment. Carrier variant or unlocked, black, white or other flavor, small, medium or large, tablet, phablet or smartphone, they're all there for us to choose from. Let's dive right in! Adam Z Lein ...

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    We've talked about it briefly on our Pocketnow Weekly Podcast -- and we occasionally touch on it whenever Nokia's and Microsoft's share of the market comes in discussion -- but now it appears that the speculations can end. The Finnish company made its financial records for the second quarter of the year public, and with the numbers, we find out details about Lumia sales. It appears that Nokia sold four million Lumia devices in the second quarter -- compared with one million reported for the last quarter of 2011 and two million in the first quarter of this year -- managing to double its ...

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    Windows Phone build 8779 popped up on July 6 on NaviFirm without any specific details, as an update to grace some of the Nokia Windows Phones after the Tango refresh. Now the Finnish manufacturer is confirming software updates for three of its Lumia devices, namely the 610, 710 and 900. The Lumia 610 will get firmware version 1066.0000.8779.12201 which brings enhanced sensitivity for proximity sensor performance and improved sound level for alarm tone during voice calls. The Lumia 710 will receive version 1600.3031.8779.12180 with Internet sharing and flip to mute while the Lumia 900 ...

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    Some Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 devices are already getting the Windows Phone 8773 update -- dubbed Tango, which is running out-of-the-box on the Lumia 610 -- but it sure looks like the Finnish phone maker will not stop right here. A new update popped up on NaviFirm and it looks to be Windows Phone 8779. The update's regions are listed as being countries like Thailand, Pakistan, India, Lebanon, and Tunisia so it could only bring features which would improve the user experience in these markets. With many features already included in the Tango refresh -- like internet sharing, flip phone ...

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    A Windows Phone update should land shortly for Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 devices as promised earlier by the manufacturer. The targeted release date for these updates should be today as it is scheduled to go out "globally from June 27th in a phased update through Zune". You can check on the update to see the status by following the link below. It gives you detailed information pe region (and we checked, for the moment all the statuses are "waiting for approval" but this should change soon). As a reminder, the refresh should bring three important things to your Lumia 71- and Lumia 800: ...

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    A few days back, we learned about a leaked T-Mobile screenshot that seemed to foretell the arrival of a software update for Nokia's Lumia 710, set to start going out yesterday. The release would bring the phone up to Tango, along with finally granting it a WiFi hotspot mode. Now that the date has passed, we haven't heard any confirmation from users actually getting the update, and now Nokia itself has posted a message that an update for the 710 and 800 will instead start going out to Lumia owners worldwide as of June 27. According to Nokia's country-specific update status pages, updates ...

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    Earlier this month we learned about a couple promotions Nokia was planning that centered around the release of this summer's Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Part of those plans included the release of new Batman Xpress-on covers for the Lumia 710. We heard a few details about how these might be released, but were left with plenty of questions remaining, including if existing owners of the 710 would be able to pick one up. Now Nokia has published the full rundown on the offer, and it's even more generous than we were hoping. Better than giving existing 710 owners the chance to buy one ...

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    We've seen Windows Phone Tango, build 8773, arrive pre-installed on phones like the Nokia Lumia 610, but what about it coming as an update to already-released models? A recent leak suggests that owners of the Lumia 710 on T-Mobile could be about to see Tango updates start arriving, while a new addition to Microsoft's site has us thinking that the update could be nearly ready for other models, as well. Microsoft has a new version of its Windows Phone update history page for its website, finally adding 7.10.8773.98 to the mix. For the moment, the new info isn't available on the site's ...

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    Last week, we learned that in addition to Nokia releasing a special edition Lumia 900 for the release of The Dark Knight Rises, it looked like the 710 would see a similar Batman tie-in. We got to see some Batman-themed Xpress-on covers for the 710, but didn't have any details on just how widespread they might be, nor on what you'd have to do to get one. While we still haven't heard any official word, details on the promotion have now leaked, for those of you interested in a Dark Knight Rises 710. To get one of these Batman covers with your 710, you'll need to get to pick up a new 710 on a ...

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    Last month, we learned about Nokia's plans to bring back a special-edition Lumia model that was Batman themed, this time giving the honor to the 900 instead of the 800. The phone features a Batman logo on its rear and is loaded with some exclusive Dark Knight Rises content. With limited availability (including none that we heard of in the States), though, it might not be the best option for everyone, no matter how big a Batman fan you are. That's why we're glad to hear that there may be another Nokia Batman tie-in, and this time for the Lumia 710. This is by no means official confirmation ...

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    Nokia has updated its Maps application bundled with Lumia Windows Phones to version 2.o.21.304. The new version of the application is more social and it allows you, for instance, to add a photo to a place description and leave a relevant review directly from your Nokia Lumia. You can also sync your favorite places with maps.nokia.com, which makes them available online or on other platforms in case you have an account (Windows Phone, Symbian, MeeGo). You can also pin stuff to the home screen so if you have a Nokia-made Windows Phone we advise you to update your Maps client. Source: Nokia

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    Sorry folks, it's not available in the U.S.! With that one now out of the way we will remind you that Nokia Reading is the Finnish manufacturer's digital reading app and library for Windows Phone with e-book reading feature as well as RSS reader functionality which even allows you to pin publications to the home screen. Russia, U.K., Germany, Italy, France and Spain were rumored to be among the first regions to get the application and it is now available in the Marketplace's Nokia Collection section on Lumia 900, 800, 710, and 610 Windows Phones. If you have one of the aforementioned ...

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    Nokia appears to be truly committed to Windows Phones and while the hardware capabilities are standardized over OEMs, the Finnish manufacturer is further differentiating itself from the others with the help of dedicated applications, like the Creative Studio from the end of March. Furthermore, a "Camera Extension" will be launched for the Lumia line-up which will integrate with the Camera application of Windows Phone, but with added features. These features will bring no less than four camera modes: Smart Group Shot, Action Shot (burst mode with about eight shots), Panoramic (stitching ...

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    Owners of the Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800c (which is the Chinese version) will definitely get the Internet Sharing option -- that is tethering -- in the next update which seems to be Tango, aka Windows Phone 7.5 refresh. According to reports, NaviFirm is now listing localized versions of the update for the aforementioned devices, meaning that the roll-out should start soon. In addition to the platform refresh and Internet Sharing there are also add-on apps like Sportstracker, News and Creative Studio. So far Belgium, the Netherlands and Vietnam seem to have the 8773.12120 build ready ...

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    After a crucial decision to turn to Windows Phone as principal smartphone strategy, Nokia's Windows Phones have been on sale in Europe since the end of last year. "No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone," a European carrier's executive in charge of mobile devices said. This is a huge problem Nokia is facing and European carriers believe Nokia has failed to challenge the dominating competitors, Google and Apple. "If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell", said the executive. Aside from Windows Phone being ...

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    A select few Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 units were shipped with unlocked Qualcomm bootloaders instead of the locked Nokia versions, according to reports. When a device with such an unlocked bootloader was connected to a Linux computer a Qualcomm storage device popped up, basically allowing full reads and writes to the NAND. "That means you can actually write data to the device, allowing custom ROMs and more", like interop unlocked ones. Of course, there are risks of bricking your phone which would not be covered by warranty. However, if you are interested in the topic, check out the XDA ...

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    Last time we looked, Nokia Music was updated to version 2.0 with UI and audio improvements. This time around, the application has been updated to version 2.1. The changelog includes general improvements in performance and responsiveness, Nokia Music Unlimited (only available in selected countries and on certain devices) as well as controls for shuffle and repeat in the music player. If you have a Nokia Windows Phone and you use the application you might want to consult your Marketplace on the device for the refresh. Source: WindowsPhoneITA Via: WMPowerUser

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    The same way we heard about Nokia preparing its TV app for Lumia Windows Phones, Nokia Reading will soon make its way into the Marketplace as the Finnish company's e-book store, as presented at this year's MWC. The first country to get it will be Russia with UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain following. If you have a Lumia 610, 700 or 800, you will be able to grab it as a free download (the 900 will have it pre-installed). There will be plenty of free e-books but there will be also an added RSS reader feature that will allow you to pin publications to the home screen. Source: WP7forum ...

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    The screenshots above come from Russia and they are allegedly snapped off of Nokia's upcoming TV application to soon grace Lumia Windows Phones. Nokia TV would nicely compliment an already interesting application offering that the Espoo-company is offering to its Windows Phone customers. According to the report, Nokia TV will allow for video show streaming on WiFi and Data from a searchable database of local network offerings. The first country to see the app will allegedly be Finland, with local stations like YLE, MTV3 and Nelopen being supported. There's no info on a specific release ...

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