Nokia WinPho handset resurfaces in factory flick
N9 gets Mango
The Nokia 'Sea Ray' has surfaced again today, showing the Windows Phone 7 device running the upcoming Mango update in a grainy video from the production line.
The Nokia N9 was dubiously leaked by CEO Stephen Elop last month, who was filmed theatrically telling audience members to turn their cameras off.
Here the handset appears again, thanks to Chinese-language site Wpxap which initially posted the clip.
Luckily for us, WPCentral managed to repost to the vid to YouTube, as the original is only viewable in mainland China. Check it out:
Half way through the video the device is booted up and we get a glimpse of Mango in its "release to manufacturer" (RTM) form. There's a little bit of camera action too. Fruity. ®
Are you getting mixed-up?
The N9 is the already-officially-launched Harmattan Meego device.
No Xenon Flash. Sigh.
It's just going to be another generic Winphone with a bit of a Nokia skin on it, isn't it?
Why do you say Meego is a dead-end?
Am I the only one who caught the news that Win7 is only for the phones and not for a tablet OS?
Am I the only one who remembers the series of N devices which could be considered the precursor to today's tablets?
Did Nokia drop the Intel partnership? Or did it silently fade in to the background?
I'm not going to make any wild speculations, but I don't think Meego was totally ditched. Maybe its not the front runner, but definitely not dead.
But what do I know? I'm not some Russian web site claiming to be an expert on all things Nokia.
Generic iPhones, and indeed fairly mediocre cameras, haven't done Apple any damage - and arguably the innovation in the Android market is doing as much harm as good.
I'm a long way from convinced by the new Windows phones but retaining control over the specs isn't necessarily a bad idea.
What other types of Winphones are there?