1. akk60's Avatar
    well I'm ready to change my BB with a lumia 710 , but I have some questions :
    1. Can you Install arabic language for typing on WP7 , note it's just for typing >
    2. Will this be upgradeable to WP8 when it comes out ?
    3. Can you recive E-Mails over wifi ? Because on BB you have to be regestered with BES/BIS to be able to recieve email ,and I think that's stupid!
    04-15-2012 05:31 PM
  2. Dormage's Avatar
    I don't think the arabic keyboard woun't be supported till WP8. (maybe tango)
    There are homebrew apps you can install that change the keyboard layout to Arabic.

    As far as the WP8 goes there were no anouncments. So nobody can say for surten but speculations say current WP7 devicec will get WP8. If not all features then at least most of them.(some are hardware related and woun't be supported)

    Offcourse you can sync emails while on WIFI. It's a smart phone :)
    04-15-2012 05:55 PM
  3. d-laybook's Avatar
    I switched from bb to the lumi 710 about 2 months ago now and there has been no looking back for me. I love this phone and the os as well.

    I dont know about the arabic keyboard but I will say that I have found the email to actually be better on windows phone than I did on bb. I was on a bis account with my bb and I couldnt access folders on my bb or put emails into folders. With my windows phone I have complete control of my email on wifi or on my network.

    The previous poster's response about windows 8 is the answer that I have heard the most often.

    Hope that helps.
    04-16-2012 01:17 PM
  4. Jrexxx's Avatar
    No arabic on WP7.5 I'm afraid... MS hasn't officially launched WP in the middle east and arab countries yet. If you check the suggestions on the WP site, arabic support is the most suggested idea (Feature Suggestions: Top (11861 ideas)), so I'm sure that it will come sooner or later...
    04-16-2012 03:53 PM
  5. freestaterocker's Avatar
    There is an Arabic keyboard app in the marketplace for free called "Arabic Keyboard Mango". I don't know Arabic so I don't know if it's any good, but it is made by Yalla, and they are a well-established developer with a great reputation.
    04-16-2012 09:44 PM
  6. Jrexxx's Avatar
    Will try that out and report! Thanks freestaterocker :)
    04-17-2012 02:28 AM
  7. akk60's Avatar
    Thanx all :)
    I'm buying it next month BTW :)
    04-17-2012 08:35 PM
  8. speedtouch's Avatar
    Thanx all :)
    I'm buying it next month BTW :)
    Good for you! The Lumia 710 is an excellent phone.
    04-18-2012 10:34 AM
  9. MattLFC's Avatar
    Good for you! The Lumia 710 is an excellent phone.
    Ditto; it does have some shortcomings (mainly WP-related and in comparison to other phones, I think my initial assessment of the speaker being so low was biased, because my TP2 has such high volume, whereas comparing it with other phones out atm, it seems pretty normal), but overall, it is an excellent phone, and everyone who has used mine, absolutely loves it.
    04-18-2012 07:23 PM
  10. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Will try that out and report! Thanks freestaterocker :)
    Glad I could help out. Best of luck and enjoy your phone! :)
    04-18-2012 07:29 PM