The Nokia Lumia 510 is yet another entry-level Windows Phone device that may be released in the coming weeks. More importantly, it may be the vessel for the first Windows Phone 7.8 video preview.
As we stated last week, Windows Phone 7.8 will come with a new customizable home screen, a number of new theme colours, and the ability to change the lock screen background to correspond with Bing’s photo database. We also heard that it will be coming in early 2013 — although not to the LG Optimus 7 — but that may be changing.
A new rumour states that Windows Phone 7.8 will launch as early as Wednesday of this week, though in what capacity we don’t know. We may get a rollout schedule in the very least, though even that is up in the air.
One nice feature exclusive, it seems, to Nokia phones is the ability to keep WiFi on in the background when the screen is off. This may seem trivial to most smartphone users but amazingly the functionality is not currently present in Windows Phone as we know it.
No word on when Canadian Windows Phone owners will begin receiving their WP7.8 update, but you’ll know as soon as we do.