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Nokia Wahoo SureType RAZR Phone Leaks

Gordon Kelly


Nokia Wahoo SureType RAZR Phone Leaks

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the industry's latest mobile phone leak is its identity issue...

Yes, while not overly noteworthy, the Nokia 'Wahoo' firstly marks something of a dramatic breakaway from the Finnish giant's penchant for rather soulless numbering and seems the perfect metaphor for the rather odd hybrid of a handset the Wahoo appears to be. Part Motorola RAZR (not the good part), part RIM-esque SureType split Qwerty input, the Wahoo does resemble the regrettable consequences of a drunken, midnight coupling. It's also not overly thrilling in terms of raw specs.

For the record these include a rather piffling 2.2in QVGA main screen, a 1.36in 128 x 160 pixel external display, HSDPA, GPS, Bluetooth with A2DP and a microSD expansion slot. So-so. These are then done no favours by the two megapixel camera with LED flash, 2.5mm headphone jack (oh dear) and 80MB of internal memory. That said you will get up to four hours talk time over 3G.

As for portability, at 100 x 52 x 17mm and 115g I've seen tidier clamshells but it's no pocket breaker. Pricing and availability haven't been hinted at for what almost feels like a genetic bet but should Nokia actually look to deliver its confused offspring I wouldn't expect it before January '09.

Interesting? Ish. Though in truth it's the kind of mutt I'd use to advertise birth control ...


via Telepolis.pl (many thanks for the spot Jacek}


November 24, 2008, 8:18 am

You could have mentioned the os it runs on but ofcourse it always rests on the camera resolution with you reviewers - a feature thats a novelty with most users, since beyond snapping the cat its of little other use.

Clamshell phones have always had the better ergonomics aswell as the best reception. And this has that coupled with a near qwerty keypad - surely you of all people could have seen the positives in that?

If this handset runs on a s60 platform than you have a sure-fire winner

Lord Comben III

November 24, 2008, 1:14 pm

Well being a new nokia s60 is most likely on the agenda and when the phone is not out yet what else can you talk about than stats and look?

O and on flip phones. Thats all people use in japan. Massive flip phones with top notch screens, sure suprised me :)


November 24, 2008, 4:24 pm

@ffrankmccaffery - if you follow the link you'll know I'm going off the only information provided from a story in POLISH - that's why don't mention the OS. Clamshell phones certainly don't have better reception than many other formats either and SureType divides as much as its unites users. As an iPhone owner too clearly everything rests on a camera resolution.

Really don't get much of this comment.

@Lord - agreed, though funnily enough the flip/clamshell factor is dying everywhere else in the world: too bulky. The slider and touchscreen candybar are killing it.


November 25, 2008, 3:22 am

I don't understand why flips aren't more popular. A protected screen, bigger keypad, if manufactuers still invested in them they could easily better these ridiculous sliders that are everywhere.


November 25, 2008, 7:59 am

@Joe - they require two screens for a start to make and the exterior display certainly isn't protected. They also tend to be fatter and heavier than their candybar and slider equivalents and require a bigger, more expensive and robust central hinge.

Secondly, the public seems to be moving away from them seeing them as old fashioned - they're just not 'in' anymore. A shame in a way as I remember my Sharp GX10 and GX20 with great affection. I suspect however it is a format is gradually on its way out.


October 27, 2011, 8:24 am

Razr not the good part? I loved my Razr but it was hard to text with. If there's a Razr-like phone with qwerty, then I'll buy it. Flip phones are awesome. How can anyone say flip phones are bulky when people are carrying around clunky smart phones. Candybar phones would be fine if it wasn't for the butt-dialing thing, locked keypad or not.

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