Reports have indicated that some Nokia Lumia 710 units were released into the market with the Qualcomm bootloader unlocked. This comes as Nokia (NYSE:NOK) aimed at increasing its presence in the smartphone market. This lapse was reportedly discovered recently which would not make it difficult to load custom ROMS into a number of Nokia Lumia 710 units. However it appears that majority of the Nokia Lumia 710 units released into the market still have a locked bootloader.
Buyers of the unlocked version of the Nokia Lumia 710 who may have updated their handsets through the Nokia Connection Suite may have also overwritten the unlocked bootloader due to the update. So this indicates that the unlocked bootloader issue may not be much of a problem for the company.
Users who were able to purchase the Nokia Lumia 710 with the unlocked bootloader will have the opportunity to add customized ROMs into the device if they were not able to update their device yet. Apparently accustom ROM is already available on the net, which users with the unlocked version of the device may use although they run the risk of bricking their devices if they are not experienced in adding custom ROMs into their devices.
Adding custom ROMs into the Nokia Lumia 710 will also result to the voiding of the warranty of the device, which is something that users will have to take into consideration before they add custom ROMs into their devices
The Nokia Lumia 710 uses the Windows Phone 7.5 OS or the Windows Phone Mango OS and features a 1.4GHz processor, MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset from Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), and 512MB RAM.
The Nokia Lumia 710 also comes with a 3.7-inch display screen with an 800 by 480 resolution and the Gorilla Glass screen protection, a non-expandable 8GB internal memory, five-megapixel camera at the back that is capable of recording 720p videos.