Nokia SeaRay to be called Lumia 800?

With Nokia World literally right around the corner, slivers of new information about the upcoming Nokia Windows Phone devices keep hitting the web. New information from the Nokia blog suggests that the device code named SeaRay, may be called the Lumia 800.

Pictures from the upcoming device were spotted on the web and when extracting the EXIF data, it shows that the name of the device is the Lumia 800, has an Apeture of F/2.2 and runs, of course, Windows Phone 7.5.

What other goods Nokia has up its sleeve will be unveiled tomorrow. There is a lot of excitement around the venue as many hope that Nokia branded devices will finally give Microsoft a bigger slice of the market share pie.

Both Nokia and Microsoft have a lot ridding on these devices, if Nokia flops with the devices, the company will take a serious financial hit as it is basing its margin generous smartphones on Microsoft's mobile platform.

Image Credit: The Nokia Blog

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It's possible that they have two names for the device, a model number and product name. HTC works in this way, my HTC is the Surround, which people are familiar with, but it's model is the HTC T8788

Leave it to Nokia to come up with ****ty names. Their model numbering system is also a huge mess because they don't follow any kind of real progression until the Nx and Exx series. I used to have a 3110 (or something like that) and then several years later they came out with a 3010 or something that was still a superior phone to what I had.

Then again I'm not a fan of the HTC Epic Super Mega Awesome Phone naming schemes either. Or what Samsung is using in the US.

LaXu said,
Leave it to Nokia to come up with ****ty names. Their model numbering system is also a huge mess because they don't follow any kind of real progression until the Nx and Exx series. I used to have a 3110 (or something like that) and then several years later they came out with a 3010 or something that was still a superior phone to what I had.

Then again I'm not a fan of the HTC Epic Super Mega Awesome Phone naming schemes either. Or what Samsung is using in the US.

well, nokia numbering schemes made sense back in the day. the 3xxx being the young, trendy, popular phones, the 7xxx being sort of businessy phones, 8xxxx being the small ones, etc.

Nokia has always used numbers, or a letter to indicate the family and then again numbers
It was able to use only numbers when was so popular that you was able to istantly understand what a 3330 was if someone mentioned it
Now the standard is letter and two numbers (N70 E52) or letter + number + two numbers that indicate the model iteration (C7-01)

Confidential names are only for who doesn't fllod the market with a ton of odels every month

I think 800 is better than i9273 like Samsung does. Then again, Samsung uses names for their phones in addition to the weird numbers. Maybe Nokia is doing the same?

Invizibleyez said,
I think 800 is better than i9273 like Samsung does. Then again, Samsung uses names for their phones in addition to the weird numbers. Maybe Nokia is doing the same?

I hate names with numbers =/

zikalify said,
SeaRay = clean. Lumia 800 = names and numbers = hard to remember.

They are using the Lumia name for the US and the number for other countries where devices aren't widely named.

Isn't it passé to use a number scheme in naming products? It's rather un-sexy and WP7 has enough problems with getting attention.

seebaran said,
Isn't it passé to use a number scheme in naming products? It's rather un-sexy and WP7 has enough problems with getting attention.

yeah, good thing Apple didn't do that with the iPhone 4S...

neufuse said,

yeah, good thing Apple didn't do that with the iPhone 4S...


Haha! Always bring Apple into the discussions. It's almost as if Apple is some sort of "defense" in case one lack arguments here. "Oh, but it's not so bad, I mean, just look at Apple, they're doing it too, and many like Apple!"

Northgrove said,

Haha! Always bring Apple into the discussions. It's almost as if Apple is some sort of "defense" in case one lack arguments here. "Oh, but it's not so bad, I mean, just look at Apple, they're doing it too, and many like Apple!"

Well, when they are considered the best company regarding tech marketing, it is quite obvious that they should be used in comparisons.

But don't worry, top selling Samsung Galaxy S 2 also has a number on its name.

Northgrove said,

Haha! Always bring Apple into the discussions. It's almost as if Apple is some sort of "defense" in case one lack arguments here. "Oh, but it's not so bad, I mean, just look at Apple, they're doing it too, and many like Apple!"

uh huh... iPhone is a top selling phone, it has a number in its name, the OP said numbers where out of style... hence my comment that apple has a number.... not just bringing apple into the discussion for no reason

neufuse said,

yeah, good thing Apple didn't do that with the iPhone 4S...

But people just call it the iPhone. 4 or 4S is just the version. 800, on the otherhand, means nothing to consumers. It's techy and blah. Everytime I think of names and numbers, I think of Johnny 5 from Short Circuit. Or when I read Lumia, I think of the Chevrolet Lumina, a real ugly car. Google for a pic of it.

seebaran said,

But people just call it the iPhone. 4 or 4S is just the version. 800, on the otherhand, means nothing to consumers. It's techy and blah. Everytime I think of names and numbers, I think of Johnny 5 from Short Circuit. Or when I read Lumia, I think of the Chevrolet Lumina, a real ugly car. Google for a pic of it.

I duno about you, but almost everyone I know that has an iPhone they call it by the full name, always hear people say "my iPhone 4" unless somehow its just my area that does stuff like that... they say it like they are trying to say yeah I got the latest version!