Nokia confirms Lumia 610 Wi-Fi hotspot feature, Lumia 710 and 800 users left sobbing

Nokia confirms Lumia 610 Wi-Fi hotspot feature, Lumia 710 and 800 users left sobbingThe Nokia Lumia 610 didn’t get us particularly excited when it was unveiled at Mobile World Congress last month. With Tango, it offers the lowest Windows Phone specs to date, but that’ll inevitably equate to big sales.

Anyways, the official spec sheet for the Nokia Lumia 610 confirms that it’ll have Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, a feature which was of course missing from the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800. Oops!

Under ‘Internet sharing’, the spec sheet explains that you can “Use [the Nokia Lumia 610] as a WiFi hotspot for up to 5 Wifi-enabled devices”. Sweet.

The Nokia Lumia 900 will also have the Wi-Fi hotspot feature, leaving Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 owners shaking their fists in impotent anger.

Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity can be a lifesaver when proper Wi-Fi ain’t available. I quite often use it on my trusty HTC Desire HD.

The Nokia Lumia 610 will land in Q2, with a presumably super-low price. Initial Nokia chat mentioned €189 (around £160), but the Nokia Lumia 700 has been spotted as low as £150, so we reckon the Lumia 610 will be even more wallet-friendly.

Read more about: Nokia Lumia 610Windows PhoneNokia Lumia 710Nokia Lumia 800Nokia Lumia 900

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Pondlife  Mar. 16, 2012 at 16:53

Can those others not tether at all then or just not through the nokia software direct? No joikuspot like on the 5800?

blizzard7  Mar. 16, 2012 at 18:02

Can those others not tether at all then or just not through the nokia software direct? No joikuspot like on the 5800?

I believe they can't tether at all. Mango had it, but I think it was down to carriers to activate it, who of course, didn't.

Pondlife  Mar. 16, 2012 at 18:45

Guess it is like asking turkeys to vote for christmas.
Read elsewhere that they are getting an update for tethering

jharri  Mar. 16, 2012 at 18:46

http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/flow/item/14433_Nokia_confirm_tethering_for_Lu.php

It really isnt difficult to prove you fellas wrong, especially on mobile news. And this was printed well before yours.

blizzard7  Mar. 16, 2012 at 20:52

http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/flow/item/14433_Nokia_confirm_tethering_for_Lu.php

It really isnt difficult to prove you fellas wrong, especially on mobile news. And this was printed well before yours.


Didn't Pondlife just say... Never mind.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 16, 2012 at 21:40

http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/flow/item/14433_Nokia_confirm_tethering_for_Lu.php

It really isnt difficult to prove you fellas wrong, especially on mobile news. And this was printed well before yours.


Our article is about WiFi tethering, though.
The AllAbout article states clearly that Nokia HAVE NOT confirmed whether future tethering on the Lumia will be via WiFi or USB ;)

In the past, Nokia's Symbian phones tethered via USB, while WiFi tethering was delivered via a 3rd party app, Joikuspot and others. So, it wouldn't be all that weird if Nokia just delivered USB internet-sharing.

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