Nokia “working diligently” on adding WIFI internet sharing to the Lumia 800 and 710

With prospective buyers already complaining that the Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 will not support WIFI Internet sharing, Nokia has issued a statement to Winrumors reassuring buyers that they plan to add the feature in the future:

“Microsoft takes very seriously meeting (and exceeding) the requirements outlined by agencies such as the FCC in the USA. They felt it was really important to fully address the concerns raised by recent FCC regulations before enabling this feature and are optimistic they can deliver on these requirements though a software update and are working diligently on that now.”

Now I have never heard of any regulations impeding the availability of WIFI internet sharing from the FCC or anyone else, but be that as it may, at least the feature is on its way, presumably in a firmware update, which will hopefully also address some other issues, such as the extremely slow auto-focussing notices by many at Nokia World 2011.

The Nokia Lumia 800 (SeaRay) is an upcoming Windows Phone with a 3.7” ClearBlack AMOLED screen, HSPA+ data speeds, and a 1.4 GHz single-core processor. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera, no front-facing camera, and 16 GB of storage. It is coming to many countries like Germany around November 16, 2011. United States release date is currently unknown. Full specs…

Read more at Winrumors here.