Nokia Lumia 610 has Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, Lumia 800 and 710 owners frown

If you’re going to buy a Nokia Lumia 610 after it launches in Q2, you will be able to enjoy a feature that current Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 owners don’t have: Wi-Fi hotspot capability.

Nokia’s official website confirms that the 610 can be used “as a Wi-Fi Hotspot for up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices.” I really don’t understand why Nokia omitted this feature on the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, since it can be really useful from time to time. Maybe a future update will bring it to the two devices.

The Lumia 610 was announced last month at MWC 2012 as Nokia’s cheapest Windows Phone handset. It will retail for €189 before taxes and subsidies, offering a 3.7 inch WVGA Gorilla Glass display, HSDPA, 5MP rear camera, 800MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal memory. Reportedly, Nokia expects to sell at least 4 million Lumia 610s for the beginning.

In case you’re wondering, the Lumia 900 (Nokia’s other WP device that’s about to hit the market) will have Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities out of the box.

Via WMPoweruser

Author: Florin

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  • RJ

    I think it has 256 MB not 526 MB of RAM. Correct it thought some people might be misled.

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  • Anonymous

    maybe it’s just that Nokia was waiting for the Tango update ? 🙂  ..   most likely as soon as the 610 begin to ship, the 710 and the 800 will have the same functionality

  • Kollagen Intensiv

    I’m not very familiar yet with the Lumia 610. But from what I read it’s going to have a smaller screen size and reeeeeally affordable.