has got their hands on Lumia 51o running initial build of WP7.8 and has listed the changes they could see with WP7.8 on the device when compared to a Lumia 510 running WP7.5. Though Nokia has already mentioned some key features coming with WP7.8,

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

But, has demoed some more features like New splash screen, more accent colours, Bing lock screen wallpaper, SMS drafts on Lumia devices and the ability to keep WIFI active when the device gets locked. They also mention better memory usage and faster operating speed of the device with WP7.8. Check the demo video below.


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