Lumia 610 | Nokia
Nokia has released version 2.5 of its Maps application for Windows Phone with a daily "Groupon Now!" deal. Advanced route planning is also available. The app should be available on Lumia phones now.
A number of reports out of the UK late last week suggested that Nokia plans to apply its superhydrophobic coating to upcoming Lumia and / or PureView devices, however we have spoken with the company and that is not the case.
A Nokia press release highlighting new app partnerships for the Lumia line and Windows Phone in general contanied a note that Angry Birds Space was indeed heading to Microsoft's mobile platform.
Nokia says its Lumia 610 Windows Phone handset will work with the recently released Skype application, despite Microsoft warning that the app requires devices with 512MB of RAM.
WP7forum.ru is claiming to have leaked screenshots of an unannounced Windows Phone 7 app called Nokia TV. The app would presumable allow Lumia phone users to stream TV from local stations over Wi-Fi or cellular data.
Owners of Nokia's Lumia line of Windows Phones received a a trio of updates today to Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport, and Nokia Maps. Drive 2.0 now supports offline navigation, Transport offers public transit directions, and Maps now has live traffic data in nearly 20 countries.
While Nokia's Lumia 800 and 710 haven't been able to create Wi-Fi hotspots up to this point, the company is now advertising the capability as part of the Lumia 610's feature set.
MWC 2012 isn't quite Nokia World, but the Finnish company has kept interest going with a number of important announcements. Chief among them, in terms of Nokia's long-term strategy, is the Lumia 610.