Nokia Hints At New Features Coming To Existing Lumia Lineup

While Nokia’s big focus is on their upcoming Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 launches, they aren’t forgetting their first-generation Lumia customers as they announce a slew of new features coming to existing handsets. The Finish company confirmed via a blog post today that existing handset owners won’t be left behind as Windows Phone 8 draws near.

The current Lumia range of smartphones will continue to be supported by Nokia with a new updated user interface, new features, apps and upgrades.

So what can current Lumia 710 owners on T-Mobile expect?

  • Nokia City Lens launched last week to “make exploring surrounds more intuitive” and is already available in the Marketplace
  • Cinemagraph and updates to Smart Group Shot to make photo shooting and sharing as easy as possible
  • A new Start screen look and feel, familiar from Windows Phone 8, giving you a whole new look the moment you unlock your phone
  • Ringtone maker app to selected markets to create a personal ringtone
  • Contact share app updated to support sharing over Bluetooth in addition to SMS and email
  • Bluetooth file transfer to send media files via Bluetooth from your Lumia device to any other phone

The rollout of these updates will be phased and Nokia promises to share more details as they get closer to delivering the updates. Nokia also promised that the launch of Words with Friends, Draw Something and new apps from Bloomberg, WhatsApp, Groupon and more are right around the corner.

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  • 21stNow

    What about screen rotation lock? Come on Microsoft, Nokia, whoever needs to get this done.

    • Soun Maokhamphiou

      Might be a patent on that to watch out for

  • http://www.volkswagen.de/ Quailallstar

    I’m I the only one bored with his Mango NOKIA device? I’m coming from Android and starting to miss the hacking/rooting etc. Might put the 710 up on ebay or something soon (along with all the cool Euro back covers I have).

    • 21stNow

      Nope, I retired my Lumia 900 for a rooted Galaxy Note. I love that Note.

    • laphoneuser

      I just switched from Android to a 710, and am really enjoying it. So far, I don’t miss the rooting/hacking, since the 710 performs so well. Plus, it cured me from being a certified flashaholic.

    • Archerian

      I use both an Android and WP7.5 device, one from work, the other personal. WP7.5 is amazingly stable, I have never had a frozen screen/app shutdown. The apps I miss are Google Maps and Voice. If Nokia Drive/Bing Maps had a ‘Avoid Toll’ roads feature, it might be enough though, especially since it has offline maps.

      • Djchea

        AVOID TOLL!!!!! i need that so bad the maps is why i never got into the iphone and avoid tolls and the small screen is why i left windows but i loved it though

    • srlnclt

      I sold my 710 last week on ebay for $150 with 3 cases.

  • Logan

    More than ever… I am beginning to lean towards Windows Mobile 8… Either the Nokia Lumia 920 or Galaxy Ativ S; I’m just not sure which one offers the best experience (or should I say will)?

  • srlnclt

    Eh, I just ditched my 710 for the Blaze 4G. I got bored with the 710. It is a very simple phone to use but didn’t have much customization. My wife still has her 710. Android is just more fun!