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Nokia releases exclusive Contacts Share app for Lumia line of Windows Phone

Nokia promised back a few weeks ago that they had plenty of software to still releases yet for their Lumia line of Windows Phones and today they did so again with the Contacts Share app.

Contacts Share is yet another “fill what’s missing in Windows Phone” app from the Finnish company and should be a huge boon for business users. The app is simple enough as it allows you to send contact info via email or SMS to any phone including Symbian, Android, iOS and BlackBerry in standard Vcard format.

The contacts are then imported by email or when the app is opened and they brought right into the People Hub like any other contact...

Couple of things we would like to note: the app isn’t working right now on our Lumia 900 for AT&T. That could be because we don’t have a SIM, though it is telling us that our OS version is not up to date. We’re not sure which the case is so you can let us know.

The other is the app notes “this is not compatible with CDMA” which should not be read as Nokia not supporting CDMA phones in the future (like Verizon or Sprint), it’s simply because the app is based off of the SIM card inserted into the device, so don’t read too much into that.

Update: Confirmed for AT&T users this will not work as this app is evidently dependent on a yet-to-come firmware update (or possibly tied to Tango). That update should be forthcoming in the coming weeks.

Pick up Nokia’s Contacts Share here in the Marketplace for Lumia Windows Phones. Thanks, @JCinWinupd8 and Scott M., for the link

Daniel Rubino
Executive Editor

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • Same with me on the L900
  • Daniel, shouldn't you be asleep?!
  • lol, I'm in an airport, flying home today ;-)
  • Thanks Daniel, but it's saying like you said that I need to update my OS
  • Installed succesfully on my Lumia 900 in Belgium, bought from amazon germany.
    OS version : 7.10.8779.8
  • Lumia 800 on O2, saying update required
  • Not listed in the marketplace when I looked just now...
  • You need to use our links directly.
  • Works on my Lumia 900 in Australia with latest OS update
  • Lumia 900 US AT&T: Says it requires an update.
  • Works fine on UK Lumia 900, but as you say in the article, this should've been built in to the OS itself. I just hope all of the obvious features are a standard in WP8.
  • Dose it need Tango?
  • Works perfectly on my unbranded Lumia 800.
  • Doesn't work with my tango on l900. Must be firmware needed. I'm in tdot Ontario
  • Hope they release Nokia Counters soon! Keen for that!
  • Installed and it's working here in the Philippines on my Lumia 900 :)
  • Works on my 900.
  • Got it fine o2 lumia 800 on latest tango is. Well done usual
  • Is it working on non tango devices and not tango?
  • Not working on my att 900
  • Working like a charm. Nokia lumia 800, t-mobile uk
  • Oh yeah, with tango update
  • Just tried this on my Lumia 800.
    Not a very good app: scrolling through the contact list is sluggish, and there is no way to search for a particular contact (only to jump to a letter), which leads to a lot of slow, sluggish scrolling.
  • I however experience no lag while scrolling, but a search function would come in handy.
  • If you scroll really really super fast, then you can see the contacts loading... But I wouldn't call it laggy. However, I agree, a search function would be nice
  • Okay, now I know what you mean. It takes indeed a second to load them completely when scrolling really really fast. Next update will hopefully get rid of it and add the search functionality ;-) Oh and I don't like the overview of the alphabet, should look exactly the same as in the people hub..
  • Installed on my unlocked Lumia 900. Although I did have an unexpected update yesterday too which might have something to do with it...
  • It worked on my att l900....i cab updated to tango so that's probably why it work
  • This app can "read" the coming contact sent by sms too. This was not possible with "regular" SDK....
  • Nokia, you look after your own. Getting a Lumia can never be a bad idea.
  • Checkout an app called "People Search" from the market place. It dies a much better job of sharing contacts...
  • Korean Contacts are puzzled in this app... Needed to be fixed
  • Appeared in the Malaysian Marketplace and just downloaded it unto my Lumia 800 (have to search in the 'More from Nokia Corporation' tag, by the way).
    I'm planning to buy an X6 as a spare phone since I lent my 6700 Slide to my mom for her to use after she lost her X3. Hope it works (and I sincerely hope no one else lose their phone).
  • AT&T's update tardiness buzz kills again.
  • Once again.... the app is not available in México :'(
  • Well, it doesn't work on AT&T with the Lumia900. My phone is running the latest and greatest. So, maybe Nokia needs to apply a fix here.
  • Att 900 doesnt work with this version. Where is my tango??
  • I downloaded for my Lumia 710 in India :D
  • "they" should be "then" in your third paragraph, Daniel. You really need to take a second and give your posts one quick proof read. I find the typos very distracting.
  • Nokia is ignoring people with capacitive buttons issue. They said they couldn't duplicate the problem, but it is easily for people with the issue.
  • Never had that problem on my Lumia 800. All the buttons work fine.
    Just give them some time because based on the responses in the link, it looks like it is difficult to reproduce and I suspect it had something to do with defective batches (which is possible to claim warranty if it is still within the warranty period).
  • This is one of the reasons why I desperately want a Nokia Lumia on Verizon, especially one with pureview.Nokia have their own great apps while HTC has one app that I use......notes
  • Yup, won't work unless I update my lumia 900
  • I have updated my Lumia 900 to 8773.98 in TO, Canada... The app is saying I need to update... ???
  • I REALLY NEED A SUGGESTION WHAT TO DO, not working on my nokia lumia 710, i really need this APP, reply on this comment will be much appreciated, thnx