Nokia demonstrates its very first Windows Phone device

Nokia demonstrates its very first Windows Phone device
Wow, Nokia has been making quite a lot of headlines lately. Only days after the announcement of the Nokia N9 – a supposedly “market disrupting” device powered by the MeeGo platform, the company has lifted the veil off its very first Windows Phone handset. It was Stephen Elop himself who introduced the smartphone in front of an unsuspecting audience, after which Jukka Kiiskinen, a services sales manager at Nokia, demonstrated Microsoft's mobile platform running on the 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: (translated) via Gizmodo

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