Nokia Sea Ray stars in a brief unofficial video preview
posted by Nick T. / Jul 19, 2011, 3:06 AM
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
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.
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 10:49 AM 0
Posts: 78; Member since: Jul 03, 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.
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 12:01 PM 0
Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 2:15 PM 0
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