A Nokia Windows Phone concept render is making the rounds, and, it might mean that the two companies are already hard at work towards something tangible out of the Nokia-Microsoft alliance.
Or, alternatively, that is what they want us to think, therefore they leak these renders, which, frankly, are something the Photoshop wizards in the marketing department can concoct in no time.
We'll let you decide if you like what you are seeing or not, but, if these are a goal to work towards, they don't look bad at all, be it only for the prominent Nokia logo at the top. A Map tile showing a compass is introduced, which is probably where the free offline voice-guided navigation will go, as well as there is a Clock tile now.
There are some legacy design cues here, since the slabs look very much like the Symbian-based Nokia C7, and the bulging mid-section on the back might mean a large camera sensor needed to be fit - like, say, the one on the Nokia N8. Here's for hoping, but we probably won't say these until late August or September at the earliest, when the big "Mango" update of Windows Phone 7 is expected, with the IE9 browser.