Elbowing the in-house competition of sorts in the face, the Nokia Lumia 610 will be arriving with the Wi-Fi hotspot facility to its advantage. Its sophisticated siblings namely, the Lumia 800 and 710 are not lucky enough to pack in the coveted Wi-Fi hotspot attribute.
Basically, the aforesaid feature allows the new Lumia member to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot and host an internet connection for up to 5 compatible devices over the aforesaid network. Any grouse that Lumia 800 or 710 owners may have with this matter can only be fixed by a software update which endows similar powers to these handsets too.
In terms of the specifications, the Lumia 610 sports a 3.7-inch LCD display that offers about 800 × 480p screen resolutions. Tipping the scales at 131.5g, the phone carries 8GB of internal memory and 256MB RAM. This Windows Phone device offers a horde of Nokia apps as well as SkyDrive storage for anyone who demands additional hoarding space.
What’s more, the included 5MP snapper with auto-focus, flash and more will let users test their photography skills. While GSM talktime offered by the handset is around 10.5 hours, its standby time is approximately 670 hours. With the specs sheet not carrying nearly enough weight as the other Lumias, it could still be a worth a peek for novice smartphone users.
As mentioned on WMPoweruser, the Lumia 800 and 710 may have to patiently wait for the Wi-Fi hotspot update. This is in spite of the fact that both these variants carry heavier price tags than their budget-friendly cousin. As for now, the Nokia Lumia 900 is also delivering the internet sharing feature.
Well, the Nokia Lumia 610 just got another reason to climb in favor for anyone who sees the Wi-Fi hotspot ability as an important one for smartphones.