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Nokia WP7 Handsets Leaked Ahead Of Launch

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Nokia 800 Windows Phone 7

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

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October 21, 2011, 9:03 pm

I was pretty impressed to read that Nokia are giving the portrait slider keyboard a go, but surely the bigger story is that Nokia are using Dell branding on their new WP7 hardware?

Martin Daler

October 21, 2011, 11:25 pm

The blue Nokia 800 looks exactly like the N9, even down to the same CE number, with just the screen image changed:


October 22, 2011, 10:30 pm

The Windows phone also has a physical camera key and the flash LEDs on the back are arranged differently to the N9.
[posted by an N9 ;) ]


October 23, 2011, 1:54 am

What Dell branding? Please point to where you got this from!

Chris Hamer

October 23, 2011, 3:49 pm

"It will be the second Windows Phone handset with a physical keyboard following on from the HTC Pro 7"

What about the Dell Venue Pro? The only other WP7 with a Portrait keyboard which I currently own but can't wait until I see the Ace :D

Martin Daler

October 23, 2011, 9:07 pm

sure, but this picture does not show that. The article claims that this is some kind of "leaked" shot, like they have got some journalistsic scoop here. The haven't. All they have is a picture of the released N9 taken off the Nokia site, with a WP7 image shopped onto the screen. Some leak, some journalism, some 'trust'ed review.


October 24, 2011, 3:24 pm

Um... okay, first of all, TrustedReviews didn't "leak" the image themselves, it's been doing the rounds on loads of sites. In fact they've (appropriately) referenced the sources in the original post.

Secondly, what I just described /is/ shown in the picture since the dedicated camera button is clearly visible (it's the one furthest down the right side).

On the one hand, this all could have been "shopped" as you say, but even if someone did go to all the effort, I'm inclined to believe they'd miss the fact the battery indicator is in a different place on the N9's status bar.

The last difference between this chassis and the N9 is that it'll be slightly smaller (N9 has a 3.9" screen versus 3.7" for this one), but that's not going to show up in promo shots.

David Gilbert

October 24, 2011, 4:14 pm

Well spotted Chris, the article has been amended now.

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