Nokia’s First Windows Phone Handset Leaked Onto The Web

The device, codenamed Sea Ray is appears similar to the MeeGo-based N9 that Nokia announced and it has a plastic case (or perhaps polycarbonate, as Nokia calls the N9’s base material), a Gorilla glass display and one more hardware button than the N9. Windows Phone 7 Sea Ray runs Windows Phone 7 Mango, the latest version of the OS and would be the fruit of a controversial partnership announced this year, which saw Nokia abandon its own Symbian smartphone OS in favor of Microsoft’s mobile platform…………..


Though Microsoft announced several new OEM partners at the preview event in late May, including Acer, Fujitsu, and ZTE and t’s pretty safe to say that most people are curious to see what will come out of the partnership with Nokia and it appears we might have our first look now. The first images of what appears to be a Nokia Windows Phone have leaked online and the leaked images allegedly originate from a video at Hungarian site technetblog. The design of the device appears to be identical to the recently announced Nokia N9, powered by MeeGo. Nokia recently revealed that it is planning to hold the annual Nokia World conference on October 26-27 in London. The timing matches up with a possible Windows Phone Nokia device launch date. Nokia World is typically used to launch new products before the holiday season. Nokia has previously revealed that the company plans to launch its first Windows Phones in six European countries. Nokia plans to launch first in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and the Netherlands. Nokia’s Windows Phone devices are currently labeled with “W” (for Windows). The first handset is expected to be a variant of Nokia’s X7 device. The prototype is equipped with a WVGA display, Qualcomm QSD8250 chipset and 8MP camera. Nokia is also rumored to be launching a dual-core N8 variant with a 12MP camera, QWERTY touchscreen candy bar phone and a cheaper touchscreen device with less expensive body.



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