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Nokia Lumia 710 and 800C receive tethering update

Nokia Lumia 710 and 800C receive tethering update

As much as we like both Nokia and Windows Phone, not to mention the delicious pairing of the two, one feature that has been missing from phones like the Lumia 710 and 800 is the ability to tether your 3G connection. Nokia has promised in the past that it will be bringing the feature in an update, and that certainly seems to be the case with the Refresh/Tango update rolling out to certain countries right now.

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Nokia: 2m Lumia sales in Q1 but finances still underwhelming

Nokia: 2m Lumia sales in Q1 but finances still underwhelming

Nokia sold more than two million Lumia Windows Phones in Q1 2012, the company has confirmed, though still warns that its financial performance for the period will be less impressive than previously predicted. The Finns blame "competitive industry dynamics" - particularly in developing markets - and a decline in gross margins for smartphones for the decline in operating margins, which it now predicts will be a loss of 3-percent rather than the break-even or  minus 2-percent as before.

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Nokia brings the “Lumia Challenge” to London

Nokia brings the “Lumia Challenge” to London

Those who live in London unfortunately don’t have a chance to take the “Smoked by Windows Phone” challenge, a campaign that’s been limited to the United States so far. Nokia, however, has decided to run a similar campaign to promote its Lumia handsets. The contests are fairly similar to the “Smoked by Windows Phone”, although the prizes on offer aren’t quite as enticing.

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Nokia Lumia 800 battery fix firmware released

Nokia Lumia 800 battery fix firmware released

The near-magical update for the Nokia Lumia 800, tipped to hugely increase battery life for the Windows Phone, has been officially released. The new firmware "shows significant improvements" in the Lumia 800's runtime, Nokia says, along with improvements to audio quality and some other tweaks. However, there's still no WiFi tethering, and not every Lumia 800 user will get the new firmware immediately.

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Nokia Lumia 800C and 610C CDMA Windows Phones official for China

Nokia Lumia 800C and 610C CDMA Windows Phones official for China

Nokia has officially revealed its first CDMA Windows Phones, the Lumia 800C and 610C, and China will be the first country to get them. Variants, as the names suggest, of Nokia's existing Lumia 800 and 610, the 800C will drop on China Telecom first in April, with the 610C following on in Q2 2012. They'll come with the usual Nokia Music, Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps apps, exclusive to the Finnish company's Windows Phones.

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“Smoked by Windows Phone” winner to auction prizes for charity

“Smoked by Windows Phone” winner to auction prizes for charity

Yesterday probably wasn't very fun for Microsoft. They were accused of not playing fair when it came to their “smoked by Windows Phone” competition, telling a winner that he lost “just because”. The story quickly gained traction in the media, and hoping to avoid the situation blowing up further, Microsoft representative Ben Rudolph took to Twitter to apologize. He also offered up the $1,000 prize laptop as well as a Windows Phone.

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Nokia Transport Beta: Get it here

Nokia Transport Beta: Get it here

Nokia's Transport Beta was one of the many announcements the company had back at Mobile World Congress, a free app for Lumia owners that delivers local public transportation directions. It's arrived in the Windows Phone Marketplace today, though not publicly, but we've been tipped off to the download link which you can find - along with our first-impressions - after the cut.

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Nokia Lumia update to bring WiFi hotspot support

Nokia Lumia update to bring WiFi hotspot support

Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone handsets will soon be updated to support tethering, according to the FAQ section of the Nokia Connects website. This means that a Nokia Lumia phone can act as a mobile WiFi hotspot through which your other devices can connect to the internet. Although the new feature is confirmed, Nokia has yet to reveal when that update might arrive.

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