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Bluetooth file and contact transfer also coming with new start screen (WP7.8) for Lumia devices.

It was long time back, if you remember we reported from one of our readers that Nokia is bringing Bluetooth file transfer to Lumia WP7 devices.

It has been quite long since then but we didn’t hear anything about it and on top of that we came to know current crop of Lumias will not be updated to WP8 much to the chagrin of many. One of the most common complaint of Symbian and other OS users about WP7 is its lack of connectivity options like Bluetooth, which is very useful for many (Including me). And the proposed WP7.8 update from Microsoft for current WP7 devices brings only new Start screen from WP8 as an updated feature leaving Lumia users dry and wanting.

But, now Nokia seems to make the wrong, right for current Lumia owners. They have announced that not only Start screen from WP8, but other features like Bluetooth file and contact transfer will also make their way to Lumia 610, 710, 800 and 900.

We will also bring Cinemagraph and updates to Smart Group Shot to the existing Lumia devices with some additional surprises to make photo shooting and sharing as easy as possible. Additional new features for all Lumia devices will include:

  • A new Start screen look and feel, familiar from Windows Phone 8, giving you a whole new look the moment you unlock your phone
  • Ringtone maker app to selected markets to create a personal ringtone
  • Contact share app updated to support sharing over Bluetooth in addition to SMS and email
  • Bluetooth file transfer to send media files via Bluetooth from your Lumia device to any other phone

Also, many new and exclusive apps continue to be launched in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Coming up, there is Zynga’s smash hit games Draw Something and Words with Friends, new apps from Bloomberg, WhatsApp, Groupon and a whole lot more.

So, Lumia owners rejoice :). You seem to be in safe hands !!



Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

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  • Paul Autry

    I forgive you Nokia for the WP7-8 thingy…my wife gets the 900 I have and I get the 920…wopee!

    • It takes care of complaint about some basic and much needed absent features. Lumia 900, 800, 710 and 610 will certainly have more appeal in low to mid-high range with this update. They are otherwise one of smoothest an fastest device out there.

  • maira hedge

    thats a great news for all Lumia lovers including me. apart from this, Nokia Lumia 900 is a great phone i would say, not because of i own it but also on the basis of users comments and reviews. i have read n numbers of reviews and comments of people who have ever used this tremendous device, and you know what everyone has said its an excellent phone. i am posting a small article of Lumia 900 here Nokia Lumia 900 so that you guys could also have a glance at its superb quality features and design. It will also help you all making a decision whether you wana buy this or not , am I right ?? i hope most of you would love it as i do. Thanx