Nokia WP7 Handsets Leaked Ahead Of Launch

Nokia and Microsoft announced what some saw as an unholy

alliance at the beginning of the year and next week we will get the first

progeny of this coupling, but as always, ahead of the official launch we have got

some leaked images and details.

First things first, Nokia is set to launch its renewed

assault on the smartphone market with not one, not two but three new

smartphones which will run the Windows Phone 7.5 (codenamed Mango) software.

These will be unveiled officially by CEO Stephen Elop at Nokia World in London next Wednesday.

First up is the Nokia 800 which looks very much like a

rebranded N9, the smartphone from Nokia launched in a limited number of

countries around the world which runs Nokia’s Harmattan version of MeeGo.

Nokia 800 Windows Phone 7

Images of the Nokia 800 have been published by website

PocketNow and show that the new phone will come in the same colours (black,

blue and pink) as the N9.

Previously known as the Sea Ray, and rather carelessly

leaked by Elop months ago, the Nokia 800 will have a curved glass 3.7in

screen and an eight megapixel camera.

Moving onto the Nokia Sabre, it will be a slightly smaller

device with a 3.5in screen and will come with the hardware buttons which

Microsoft demands of its OEMs. It will retail at between £260 and £300 unlocked

and will come in a fetching white.

 Nokia Sabre Windows Phone

The last handset set to be unveiled by Nokia will be one

called the Nokia Ace and is set to target business-orientated customers with a

slide-out portrait keyboard. It will be the third Windows Phone handset with a

physical keyboard following on from the Dell Venue Pro and the HTC Pro 7, launched earlier this year.

Of course while all these rumours have been leaked a number

of times, we won’t know how accurate they are until Elop takes to the stage at

Nokia World next Wednesday and of course we’ll be in the crowd to bring you all the

details as they happen.

Source: PocketNow and TechWith