Rumor: Nokia Releasing Slide-Out QWERTY Windows Phone 7 Device

There is a Rumor of Nokia releasing Windows Phone 7 devices in Europe before the releasing of rest of the world. But we dont have any strong info or idea what the phones will be. Nokia will be customising that Windows operating system by adding a few Nokia tweaks to the user experience. One of their top comms guys dropped the hint that Nokia will be customising Windows phone to make their devices stand out from the rest of the pack – devices by Samsung and LG.

Eldar Murtazin previously leaked out information about the phones being the W7 – an N8-looking device that’s running WP7 and has a 12-megapixel camera instead. One of the other phones mentioned will be a QWERTY-keyboard-toting phone. Expect a Blackberry-rivalling QWERTY phone in that line-up of phones out this year. Nokia have a A rep said that Nokia wanted to cater to the business market, that Windows Phone was a natural choice for the business user and that business users wanted QWERTY keyboards. I’m taking that as “yes we are releasing a QWERTY phone in our 2011 line-up”.

The folks over at ShinyShiny.TV reported that a Nokia rep they were pressing for details, revealed that Nokia will be releasing a QWERTY phone in its 2011 line up.

Rumor: Official release date for this phones is in the 4th quater i mean the last three months of the year. But given that there was a Nokia Windows phone floating around at a Nokia event last night, We will be seeing one sometime round the beginning of that period in September.

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