Nokia demonstrates its very first Windows Phone device
The smartphone is only known by its Sea Ray codename so far, and if Nokia's plans unfold as expected, it should hit the market by the end of this year. Little details have been mentioned about the device, but what we know is that it will launch running Windows Phone with the Mango update on top, which packs goodies like deeper SkyDrive integration and Internet Explorer 9. What we also have confirmed about the smartphone is that it will boast an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a Gorilla Glass-protected touchscreen display.
During the presentation, Stephen Elop later added that “other devices completely different from that” were already running so it wouldn't be surprising for Nokia to treat us to another unexpected announcement like today's in the near future. In the meantime, if you are curious to see Nokia's first Windows Phone device in action, feel free to check out the video embedded below where it shows up around the 2-minute mark.
source: technet.hu (translated) via Gizmodo
If the video is taking longer than usual to start, please, be patient as the server seems to be under heavy load right now.
1. cyborg (unregistered)
Why "supposedly"? N9 is not even released yet.
I'm still wondering what Nokia will bring to differentiate itself to the rest of WP7 devices already released.
9. bluechrism (unregistered)
In the video I just saw (engadget/mynokiablog) there doesn't appear to be any buttons below the screen, though much of the video the phone is such the the bottom is missed off so not 100% sure and they could be there just capacitive.
Ovi maps is suposed to be on the device.
28. eiyoy009 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)
wp7 mango+nokia great hardware=success...copy paste,ie9,multitask...!!!! what should i wish for? it all in here..but the video calling and sd card support is isn't with wp7 yet but sd card is not much important much because phones now have high gb memory and apple iphone don't have it already...nokia is the only brand to allow costumize the os...MEANING: nokia can create affordable middle range phones like qwerty like e6...and other phones with lower specification..i hope there is wp7-nokia phone with atleast 3.2 mega...sure it will hit the market especially in the philippines...AFFORDABLE!!!!!
meego is first and last...i understand why nokia choose to continue producing symbian than meego..because symbian OS is applicable to all tyes of phone from low to high end...low end phones are important because it reaches those people dont afford smartphones....and lets see the decision of nokia to continue support if symbian belle is announced...
2. dave (unregistered)
no difference its dsame like all the rest n9 no keyboard n950 dev only what an ass elop is
3. 3g (unregistered)
hehehehe,i think google and steve jobs are starting to take a piss in their pants....lol
i dont hate any platform,just love new stuffs.lol
18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
they better be... i know wp7 doesnt look like much, but if u actually use u can see how it cud eventually get more market share than android...
4. alec (unregistered)
i am still not even remotely impressed with wp7
11. hepresearch (unregistered)
agreed... at this time, WP7 = junk. Could it improve? Maybe, I don't know. It just isn't there yet.
13. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
have u used wp7? The system is exellent. It just needs more apps and such. iOS didnt have squat for features for a few years.
21. hepresearch (unregistered)
I have not owned a WP7 handset before, but I have spent hours experimenting with various demo units in T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint stores... they are quick and snappy, and I think the Metro UI would be really nice for certain purposes. I am glad that they support MS Office, which would certainly be important to me. I have never seen one crash, ever, though I have not spent enough time with them to know for sure how they hold up. I have never succeeded at getting one to multi-task, which is rather quite essential for me, and until Mango comes out, there will be no copy or paste function. However, so far, every one of them has pretty much looked the same and acted the same as all of the others. They do not seem all that customizable, and to me that is a very big deal breaker. Also, I really don't like gigantic screens on phones, and I strongly dislike touch-screen only UI's. Unfortunately, at this point I do not see how WP7 will effectively compete with either Android or iOS in its current iteration. If I am to have a smartphone ever again, it seems that I will have to accept the touch-screen...
19. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
do u have any reasons at all? have u even used one before commenting? and i mean more than a few seconds...
and dont be naive, ios has gotten a ton of new features over the past few years...
22. hepresearch (unregistered)
Yeah... and, yeah. Not a fan of iOS either, though, nor of Android. Primary reasons stated mostly in #21...
26. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
if i might say, u have some of ur facts wrong... first, copy and paste is alrady avaliable but mango brings all the amazing features... and yes, it is a ginormous update and has more stuff than any other update i have ever seen... and there actually is a bunch of customization, i just developer unlocked mine (which microsoft supports) and the dev community is growing quickly...
5. smartx (unregistered)
said the other day, nokia'd be foolish if they dont leverage the deal w/ mcsft to allow themselves to differentiate from the rest of wp7, hardware differentiaton albeit amazing (8mp camera with cz lens, dual-core, etc) wont dominate just win back (some) customers.... hopefully os differentiation is what they're doing (nokia's ceo himself said its now about the OS/ecosystem)
6. smartx (unregistered)
btw even the "video" isnt playable in other sites as well.... are these mobile sites also in on this "nokia teasing the world"...
7. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)
Elop is screwing Nokia over. Sales of WP7 are not profitable.
29. TryllZ (unregistered)
Thats because all those losers using windows products now are too busy lifting iOS and Android ballz in the mobile market, as tested by winrumours editors disguised as consumers...suckers after eating all their sweet piece of cakes from windows success all they needed was some load from apple and android's...you know where...
8. cyborg (unregistered)
One way Nokia could differentiate themselves is by making an affordable WP7 phone for the masses. That could win back fans and add more glue to loyal ones. I hope the WP7 OS won't disappoint though.
30. TryllZ (unregistered)
It's already been mentioned by M$ that is going to make affordable smartphones for the masses but I think they shouldnt compromise on quality if they really want to succeed in the mobile wars...
31. pirate_777 (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Feb 2010)
they always make somthing for everone from age to proffesion, young to old, camera guy to music fan.
14. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the big camera on the back is great, but i wouldnt concider it "market disrupting". Im glad nokia is putting their normally superior cameras into the phones, but they need to do something with the phone itself to differentiate. What processor is it? Make it a dual core with 32gb of onboard memory, free turn by turn directions, as well as other things to make it stand on equal ground with android (at least for base features), and then throw in something crazy to put it over the top.
As it stands, this is just a wp7 phone with a nice camera.
15. 3g (unregistered)
why are you guys scared of trying something new...i have read so many reviews and watched most WP7 phones and they all seem pretty good.what else do you people want from microsoft...as far as i see WP7 has got portential and it is upto us buyers to getting use to and using the os...the more poeple we have using the os the more microsoft will invest into it to make it a better os...
16. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)
I like it, I love the N9 more. Anyone find Jukka Kiiskinen funny? "its not only about playing the games" lol he's awesome though
17. jroc74 (Posts: 5271; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I think I like the Meego one better. I cant really see this one.
Oh, the video is down...
20. 10aera (Posts: 31; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
The same form Factor of e7, n8, n9, etc. No novelty on the OS and no hardware to differenciate it from competitors. Apparently Nokia's bet is the loyalty of their blinded fans.... Good luck with that.
23. snowgator (Posts: 3346; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Again, most of the comments on this device seem to be criticisms of either 1) the platform itself, or 2) Nokia not standing apart from the W7 crowd. If you do not like W7 as a platform, or are a huge Symbian supporter, then you will not like the new line of Nokia's. Just kinda the way it will roll. I do agree with Lucas777 though- if you have spent ANY time with W7, it just may win you over. I spent 2 hours playing with an LG Quantum, and I loved it. Throw in how smooth the 1st update was to all the W7 devices, and Microsoft has taken the first step in burying the Windows Mobile memories.
However, I will accept #2 as concern. Microsoft has kept the makers of their first W7 devices very much in a straight line as far as design goes, and that hasn't made for very unique devices. Nokia is betting the future of their handset division on W7, and they need to stand apart and get people excited. Rehashing the HD7 and the Focus won't do that. Hardware and getting a device on all carriers to allow choice is vital to both Nokia and the growth of W7, even on other manufacturers handsets (looking at you, HTC).
24. blackspecial (unregistered)
Get the facts the only thing missing is 4g speeds and the support of flash. Once those features are aboard it will be all about Apple & Windows. Android is for kids or grown folks who are board. 75% of android apps forceclose or freeze up your phone. Atleast you have very little to no problems with Windows7 or Apple apps. Those are the hard facts. Plus Google wants to know your everyday move from where you eat, sleep, shop, and take pictures. But you down Apple and Windows.