Nokia's Windows phone outed on video
Nokia revealed its first Windows Mobile handset this week, giving a select crowd a glimpse of the Mango phone in action.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop made the presentation to the audience who were asked to put away cameras in anticipation of being shown something hugely confidential. Rules are made to be broken, though, and a minority snapped away regardless, with Technet upping one of the videos to t'interweb.
Codenamed "Sea Ray", the handset is similar to the recently-announced N9, although LED placement and an extra hardware button shows its individuality. Oh, and the fact it runs Windows 7, Mango is quite a difference experience too.
Speculation abounds but there's no official word on when the Nokia-Windows phones will surface, but for now, enjoy the following video thanks to the disobedience of a privileged crowd. ®
huzzah, nokia has lost any competitive edge it has over its competitors.
Welcome to be yet another WP7 oem.
The delicious irony here is that Elop said himself that all Nokia R&D was concerned with for years was how high a megapixel camera they could put in their phones, and that he wanted to move away from that. Now the only way nokia is going to distinguish itself as a WP7 vendor is by how high a megapixel camera they put in their phones.
Those cameras are tripod-mounted
Look at the way they pan; smooth, horizontal panning with no wobbling about. That's a mounted camera, not some illicit hand-held thing.
This is a deliberate "leak". Nokia are trying something viral.
Lamest "leak" ever
And no WP7 buttons on the front of the N9 body, which could just be an older N9 prototype with a camera button and different camera placement.
All in all it looks like a rushed effort by Elop to steal some N9 thunder, and demonstrates that the guy really doesn't want one of his own products to succeed at any costs - what kind of CEO does that?
Obviously the PR people saw all the comments from people hating on Elop for effectively killing meego after they launched the N9 the other day and decided they needed to prove how wonderful the Nokia wp7 experience will be.
Sorry Nokia you failed badly, the N9 looks way better than wp7
I don't get Nokia
They just about get a good Symbian touchscreen phone out (the N8) and then they show us all the excellent N9, but they somehow think their future is with Windows Phone?! Maybe it is, but no-one I know wants one (but a few would like an N9!)