Nokia Lumia 900Earlier today we reported about the Nokia Lumia 610 having the ability to tether – something that the “higher-end” Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 phones can’t do. Well it looks like it was just an oversight on Nokia’s part. According to a new Q&A post on the Nokia web page, those aforementioned phones will have the option to tether in the future via a software update. It wasn’t mentioned when the update would be arriving, but it should be after Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh is released. The Nokia Lumia 900 will have tethering right out of the box.

For those of you who don’t know – tethering is basically the ability to turn your phone into a mobile hotspot, so you can share your data connection with WiFi-only devices. It is a pretty useful feature to especially when you’re usually in places with no WiFi to leech off, and you have a WiFi-only tablet or netbook you use to go online with. How many of you are looking forward to the tethering update on your Lumia phones?

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Key SpecsLumia 900Lumia 800Lumia 710
StatusReleasedReleasedReleased
Resolution800x480800x480800x480
Display Diagonal4.3"3.7"3.7"
Processor/Soc NameSnapdragon S4
-core
1.4 GHz
MSM8255 Snapdragon
1.4 GHz
Snapdragon
1.4 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity16 GB16 GB8 GB
Megapixels8 MP8 MP5 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)1830 mAh1450 mAh1300 mAh
Street Price$140$170$99
Complete product dataNokia Lumia 900 Full specsNokia Lumia 800 Full specsNokia Lumia 710 Full specs
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