Several Nokia Windows Phones have leaked during the past few days, weeks, and months. We thought we should organize them into one article since Nokia World is just 3 weeks away, and because we like to see everything packed in one nice resource you can send to your friends. So with that, let’s begin in alphabetical order:
Jay Montano, writing for My Nokia Blog (read: FANBOI ALERT), says an “anonymous tipster” sent him the following information: Ace will be Nokia’s largest Windows Phone, packing a 4.3 inch AMOLED screen and an 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera. It’ll have a 1.4 GHz single core processor, 16 GB of storage, and while most markets will get the Ace with HSPA+ connectivity, AT&T will supposedly get a 4G LTE equipped Ace in Q1 2012. It’ll run “Mango+”, which we’re assuming is the first update to Mango that Microsoft will make available later this year or early next year.
Lumia, next in line, was found by Mark Guim, writing for The Nokia Blog. We’d usually say FANBOI ALERT, but we know Mark, and his primary phone is a Verizon . Anyway, the Lumia doesn’t have a spec sheet, but it did appear in a Windows Phone developer’s analytics. Occasional Gamer, the name of the gaming house who unearthed Lumia, has 13 titles in their portfolio. Their log shows the Nokia Lumia might be sold with the retail name Nokia 800.
Microsoft Canada is responsible for the next leak, the Nokia Sabre. Daniel Rubino, writing for WP Central, took a screenshot of the text that appeared on Microsoft’s site discussing the Sabre before they could notice their mistake and take it down. In early August Daniel reported that the Sabre will have a 3.7 inch LCD screen, and use a microSIM card. It’s also supposed to have a 5 megapixel camera according to Jay, the source of the Ace rumor.
Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, is responsible for the next device: Sea Ray. It’s the first Nokia Windows Phone that leaked after being featured in an extensive hands-on demo that was given to Nokia employees by Stephen himself. Said demo was recorded and distributed internally, and it eventually hit the internet. You can watch the 21 minute 45 second video for yourself. Sea Ray, like Sabre, will have a 3.7 inch screen, but instead of LCD it’ll be AMOLED. It’ll also come with an 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera and a 1.4 GHz processor, at least that’s what Jay says, again in his article that mentions the Nokia Ace.
Lastly, the latest leak, is Sun. Vlad Bobleanta, writing for Unwired View, says the Nokia Sun will hit Orange France in November, have a 3.7 inch AMOLED screen, 1.4 GHz processor, 8 megapixel, and take microSIM cards. Daniel from WP Central thinks the Sun is just a rebranded Sea Ray. We agree.
It’s expected that Ace, Sabre, and Sea Ray will be announced at Nokia World. We’re not going to be at the event, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on all the news that’s expected to drop there. If we had to take an educated guess, we’d say they’ll all three will have a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor, they’ll all run Mango, and this is how they’ll be differentiated: Sabre will be the low end device because it has a 5 megapixel camera and a conventional LCD screen. Sea Ray will be a midrange device since it’ll use AMOLED instead of LCD and it’ll have an 8 megapixel camera. Ace will be the exact same device as the Sea Ray, but it’ll pack a huge 4.3 inch screen for those who like big devices.
We’ll find out if any of this is right on October 26th, so stay tuned!
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