I received a Lumia 710 phone yesterday for software testing. I have no cellular service on this phone but can connect to the Internet over Wi-Fi.
In setting it up I discovered an obscure defect in someone’s software - I could not log in to Twitter using the Windows Phone People Hub, the downloaded Twitter, moTweets or Seesmic apps! None of these would log in but all my other Internet access worked fine including email, Facebook and web surfing.
I eventually discovered that in the Settings | Cellular options there is a setting for “data” which means to use, presumably, cellular data if available. With no service contract on this phone, there is no cellular data - which is why everything is working over Wi-Fi. Except this did not work for the Twitter service. Once I disabled the cellular data option, everything worked fine.
I like the People Hub - it presents me with a single timeline showing my Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn status updates from those I follow.
I am also happy that as of a short time ago, a cross platform app that I have been working on, part time, for quite some time is now running on the Lumia 710. This is nice since the app, which is probably about 60% completed, is now running on an actual iPhone 3gs, an actual iPad 2, an LG-Optimus V running Android, and now the Nokia Lumia 710 running Windows Phone. That’s what we call a cross platform app!