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Nokia Sabre pictured for posterity, could appear at Nokia World

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Nokia Sabre pictured for posterity, could appear at Nokia World
A prototype of the Nokia Sabre

A prototype of the Nokia Sabre

While the Nokia SeaRay will be displayed next week at Nokia World, it looks like it won't be the only Windows Phone Mango flavored smartphone that the Finnish based manufacturer will show off at the conference. A leaked photo of a prototype of the Nokia Sabre has been obtained by Pocketnow.

The device is expected to have a 1.4GHz processor under the hood, along with 1GB of RAM. The WVGA display measures 3.5 inches and there is a 5MP camera on back. Pocketnow's source says to expect the device to sell for $410-$480. Oh, if you're concerned that the device doesn't show the three typical buttons for Windows Phone devices, well you can chalk that up to the person taking the picture who apparently has been taking lessons from Mr. Blurrycam.

While it would seem that Nokia will possibly have a pair of Windows Phone Mango devices to display at Nokia World, there actually could be more. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that Nokia will show off a "bunch" of phones at the conference using Microsoft's mobile OS while Andy Lees, president of Microsoft's Windows Phone Division, says to expect a "wide range" of handsets from Nokia.

source: Pocketnow

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posted on 21 Oct 2011, 00:45 1

1. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Nokia world may be interesting, but except for the romured Ace I have yet to see anything to get me pumped up. Most of these devices leaked are the 700/800 model numbers meaning lower end, less expensive type phones. That is certainly what Nokia needs to start competing in the markets that they have lost shares in. But for me, I won't buy a full touch screen device under 4.3", which is why I am not a fan of the Trophy on Verizon and will get an Android if we move there. By this time next year, I am betting Nokia will be really pumping out some great options. But I am not getting my hopes up for next week.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 01:43 1

2. yann (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


You wouldn't buy device under 4.3"?!? What do you need? Phone or TV.
Buy yourself a pad then.
Phones with such screens are not pocket size..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 01:57

3. pimpollofelice123 (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


neither my girl-friends and sister have any problems putting their evos or the streak on their pockets (skinny jeans) and neither do i. Im actually planning on buying the Galaxy Note.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 02:33

5. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


To each person his own. Stop bashing him just because you don't like it. I personally find even 4.3 inchers to be tough to type on. The galaxy note looks like it's the one, even if it doesn't fit in my pocket.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 04:00

6. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Exactly. For example, i wouldn't buy a smartphone bigger then 4". It's important for me to be able to control my smartphone comfortably with one hand in portrait mode.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 02:22

4. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


In a review, Engadget says that the Titan's screen (4.7") is the first to deliver what the WP7 experience should be.

I'm not keen on big screens, but in this case I think it's right : Windows phone metro UI needs at least 4" to be really good. I think 4.3" would be a sweet spot for it (if the device itself is keeped sufficiently compact).

I like Nokia, I like WP7, but the rumored ace is probably the only WP phone that appeals to me. The titan is a little too large I think.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 04:45

7. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


I hope they announce the Ace. By now every leaked Nokia phone is already made (Sabre - 603, SeaRay - N9) but Nokia doesn't have 4,3" phone yet so this must be the flagship that we expect from them :P. I hope everything goes smooth and everybody is happy :)

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 06:16

8. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


''4'' is the perfect size, anything bigger than that is not for me.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 18:22

9. P-YWS (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I wonder if the SeaRay supports Asian language from day one. It is absolutely ridiculous that a smartphone sold in North America and Europe cannot allow data entry and handwriting in Asian language without refreshing the system ROM or OS. Apple had the iPhone done right from day one. Because the world economy is now global, as an European or American, I want to be able to read and write in Asian language when I am doing business in Asia. Android kind of supports this but not without fiddling. Windows Mobile prohibits this (unless the smartphone is purchased in Asia), would Mango fix this fault? Can anyone comment? Thanks.

posted on 23 Oct 2011, 00:23

10. Atom1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


If this is all they have when they are already late to the game, there is no hope left. The so called "Ace" better exist, or they have just dug their
own grave. If the Ace doesn't have a front facing camera for
video chat, Nokia might as well start selling their phones as "vintage" on eBay. I want to buy stock in this company but they appear to really be missing the picture. It's jot about an "ecosystem" that sells a phone. There were no ecotsystems before the iPhone. It's simple, "build it and they will come".

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