More Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone names leak

Microsoft's first Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones have yet to ship to the US, but a contest on Microsoft's Canada web site may have officially revealed the names of four upcoming devices based on Microsoft's newly updated mobile operating system. As pointed out by WPCentral.com, the names were revealed in the Terms and Conditions web page for a contest designed to be entered by Canada-based Windows Phone 7 app developers.

The first 300 Canadian app developers who submit two Windows Phone 7 apps that are accepted by Microsoft to the App Marketplace will be able to get a Windows Phone 7.5 phone from the company. Microsoft says the smartphone will be worth an estimated $600. According to the site, "The type of Windows Phone 7.5 will vary and will be selected at Microsoft’s choosing (examples include Samsung Yukon, Samsung Wembley, NOKIA Searay and NOKIA Sabre).

As noted by WPCentral.com, only the Nokia Searay (sometimes spelled out as "Sea Ray") has been mentioned before in other rumors about upcoming Windows Phone 7.5 devices. The other Nokia phone mentioned, the Sabre, was also apparently mentioned in the past as a code name for the Searay phone but this contest entry would seem to confirm that the Searay and the Sabre are two different products. The Samsung Yukon and the Samsung Wembley names are completely new. Obviously there's no word on when any of these WP7-based phones will be released nor what their exact hardware specifications will be like. Naturally none of these names have been officially confirmed by Samsung or Nokia.

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I am really confused at how Nokia is talking about WP7 devices. They are talking as if the whole OS is quite different on their phones when in theory it will be the same as it is on other phones. But then i think about their partnership and how it will actually make a difference and maybe there reserved some options or features specially for the Nokia phones. That would be bad actually. Bad for other WP7 owners. They will feel betrayed.

So i come back to my initial point. Im confused. Nokia shouldnt talk about the OS like its going to be a different experience than other phones like Focus or Radar or others.

Zain Adeel said,
I am really confused at how Nokia is talking about WP7 devices. They are talking as if the whole OS is quite different on their phones when in theory it will be the same as it is on other phones. But then i think about their partnership and how it will actually make a difference and maybe there reserved some options or features specially for the Nokia phones. That would be bad actually. Bad for other WP7 owners. They will feel betrayed.

So i come back to my initial point. Im confused. Nokia shouldnt talk about the OS like its going to be a different experience than other phones like Focus or Radar or others.

Nokia have source code access so they can produce, hopefully, more integrated and impressive WP7 apps.

Talk about a lot of rubbish.....who needs a bloody name ...give me the phone itself ...stop this giving of morsells to a starving creature.
Everyone is sooooo waiting for the ACTUAL phones themselves that we go into a "feeding frenzy" every time "something" is mentioned about them. STOP THIS !!!
No more until they are actually issued out to the public I say !

Caveman-ugh said,
Talk about a lot of rubbish.....who needs a bloody name ...give me the phone itself ...stop this giving of morsells to a starving creature.
Everyone is sooooo waiting for the ACTUAL phones themselves that we go into a "feeding frenzy" every time "something" is mentioned about them. STOP THIS !!!
No more until they are actually issued out to the public I say !

Calm down!

IIRC Nokia has teamed up with Microsoft in regards to internationalisation support so does that mean there is a special build for Nokia or will that extended internationalisation be open to all WP7 users?

I think it will probably be for all WP7 users. Nokia already stated that their apps should be available to all, so I think they won't do it any different.

And their strategy works out: My next smartphone will almost certainly be a Nokia.

Mr Nom Nom's said,
IIRC Nokia has teamed up with Microsoft in regards to internationalisation support so does that mean there is a special build for Nokia or will that extended internationalisation be open to all WP7 users?

I believe it will expand the international support of WP7 as a whole, not just for Nokia. Nokia it seems is going to be more involved in driving the OS forward, not customizing it...

KingCrimson said,
I'm thinking the SeaRay is going to be the iPhone killer!

Design wise, they got extremely close to iPhone 4 with N9.
n9 did stepped ahead of the older ones

Muhammad Farrukh said,
Extremely happy that there will be two Nokia devices at the launce.
God, I hope SeaRay has a bigger screen than 3.6-3.7 inches.
I hate small screens

Whereas I like the smaller screens (3.8 being a sweetspot for me)
Ah, the feel of a phone that fits into my pockets (Emphasis on my)

Sraf said,

Whereas I like the smaller screens (3.8 being a sweetspot for me)
Ah, the feel of a phone that fits into my pockets (Emphasis on my)

Then I hope there's a phone with 3.7'' screen and one with 4.0-4.0'' screen.