Nokia Lumia 900 update includes flip-to-mute

Starting today, you can download an update to AT&Ts Nokia Lumia 900 Windows phone.

Nokia Lumia 900
Flip it over and Nokia's Lumia 900 will silence irksome inbound calls. Josh Miller/CNET

If you wish your Nokia Lumia 900 did a little bit more, you may be in luck. Nokia began rolling out another update today to its premier, polycarbonate smartphone that includes a few little enhancements like the popular and ever-useful muting of calls when you flip the phone face-down.

In addition, Nokia has also improved camera performance when you press the hardware button that launches the camera app, even when the phone's locked. The Lumia-maker also said that it has made the boot sequence more reliable on startup after you've completely drained your battery.

Unfortunately, these aren't over-the-air changes; you'll need to update using the desktop Zune software.

In terms of major platform development, the Lumia 900 and its Lumia 710 cousin are, unfortunately, reaching a dead end. Although they will receive an update to Windows Phone 7.8 , they won't be upgradable to Windows Phone 8 . However, Nokia and Microsoft are hosting a launch event early next month where they'll be expected to showcase their next Windows phone, which should have an HD screen and a dual-core processor.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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