Nokia Lumia 610 Is Coming With Internet Tethering Capabilities


16.03.2012

Nokia Lumia 610 Is Coming With Internet Tethering Capabilities

Nokia Lumia 610 is a smartphone introduced at Mobile World Congress 2012 event in Barcelona along with the global version of Nokia Lumia 900, and its the low-end terminal of Nokia’s Windows Phone-powered line-up.

When Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 were first presented in October 2011 at Nokia World, everyone wondered where the flagship and the low-end handsets of the Lumia range are. Well, the Finland-based company presented them half-year later at one of the world’s biggest technology events.

Those not aware of Nokia Lumia 610 technical specifications sheet should know that the low-end smartphone comes pre-loaded with Windows Phone Mango, 3.7-inch TFT display, Gorilla Glass coating, 256 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal flash memory. Nokia Lumia 610 also features a single-core 800 MHz CPU and rear-facing 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, face detection, LED flash and 720p HD video recording support. In terms of connectivity the Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh smartphone comes with HSPA, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and microUSB 2.0.

Nokia’s official website revealed that Lumia 610 will also feature Internet tethering, thus you can share your internet data once you get your hands on this little fella. Internet sharing is nothing new for the owners of Android-powered devices, nor for those who own a device running on Windows Phone Mango, but since Nokia disabled the WiFi hotspot feature on Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 it’s a big surprise to have it on the cheapest smartphone of the line-up.

All the Windows Phone 7.5-powered smartphones come with internet sharing capabilities, unless the OEM or the carrier chooses to disable it. The carriers often choose block the Internet tethering support in order to avoid any potential network congestion. Since the advanced users are less likely to purchase a Nokia Lumia 610 and overcrowd the network, the carriers thought it would be safe to let the owners of the low-end Nokia WP device share their internet connection over WiFi.

We can’t confirm yet whether the flagship of the Nokia Windows Phone line-up, Lumia 900, will also come with internet sharing right from the box, but we truly hope so.

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