Images of an upcoming Nokia Windows Phone device surfaced online, and while the images themselves seem a little dubious, the presentation from which they came does not. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop held a little presentation and demo to employees asking for their confidence, and to put away cameras. Elop is a smart enough man to know that at least a soul or two would try to sneak images, anyway, and that’s exactly what happened. Whether it’s a controlled leak by that logic is debatable.
The new Windows Phone by Nokia is codenamed “Sea Ray,” and it looks like it’s running the Mango version of the Microsoft operating system. That doesn’t come as a surprise, however, since Microsoft said during its Mango event in NYC that the first Nokia Windows Phone 7 handsets were slated for this fall.
The coming device, Sea Ray, looks much like the Nokia N9, and we can all be thankful for that, to a degree. While the Finnish manufacturer has floundered over the last few years, namely because of the Symbian operating system and lack of serious marketing, the company has always put out attractive, quality hardware. And while the new device will undoubtedly adhere to the strict hardware requirements for Windows Phone 7, it’s still very much Nokia by design from what we can observe so far.
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