Nokia Sea Ray stars in a brief unofficial video preview
It looks like the bootleg video has been taken somewhere in China, which actually isn't that surprising as Nokia has allegedly decided to outsource the production of its first Windows Phone device in order to speed up its launch. Unfortunately, there isn't that much being showed off, although it now becomes obvious that the Nokia Sea Ray will probably have three capacitive buttons underneath its screen.
The physical buttons that we saw during the smartphone's introduction were present on this prototype unit as well meaning that they will most likely make it to its finalized version.
We have embedded the video for you below so you can also check out the Nokia Sea Ray in action accompanied by the sweet sounds of factory rumble. Or, in case if you have missed it, feel free to watch the smartphone being presented by Mr. Stephen Elop himself.
source: YouTube via WMPoweruser
4. CLINTONW25 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)
ok so the phone looks good, but ill pass. i want my n9
5. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
So does this mean it is closer to be released for the US?
6. cj100570 (Posts: 187; Member since: 12 May 2009)
I've been a longtime fan of Nokia hardware but this phone is FUGLY!
7. snowgator (Posts: 3015; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Would love to see a Mango road map for HTC and Nokia. Also would like to know if that Samsung GS2-W7 rumor was true.
8. hepresearch (unregistered)
Interesting... boots up quite quickly. Don't like its looks all too much, and I doubt it will be released early in the US... it would be nice to have it show up with US carriers before 2012 arrives, and even nicer if they make a CDMA variant for VZW and Sprint. Even though I'm not really a fan of WP7, I will be interested to see how it does when it debuts.
9. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)
Sorry, but this is just wrong on so many levels... Nokia is Meego and Symbian, not Windows Phone! You know, there's a reason why Apple wants less Samsung involvement in their hardware supply partnership. You can't feel completely proud of your own product line up if you have to rely on the competition to make it.
10. snowgator (Posts: 3015; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I feel your pain. I do. It blows for all the Symbian OS fans and those who were excited for Meego. But Nokia was bleeding profits trying to develop and maintain both the hardware and software for the largest product line in the world. By getting Microsoft to partner on the software side, Nokia can use the huge advantage they have with the world wide name reconigtionthey have and become (in theory) more profitable due to not having to bear the OS development cost.
I would like to see Meego and Symbian live on as well. But Windows is a very good OS.