Nokia World 2011: What to expect [Update]

In less than 24 hours, Nokia World 2011 is expected to start in London with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop taking the floor for the opening keynote. At the event it is widely expected that Nokia will be unveiling and detailing their very first Windows Phone; possibly even two as the schedule has two separate “options” to get to know their latest mobile devices.

Rumor currently has it that the first of the Windows Phones Nokia will release will be the device codenamed “SeaRay”, expected to be officially named the 800. This device has been leaked several times since June, and very closely resembles Nokia’s N9 smartphone running MeeGo, with a curved design and a choice of colors. Some more device shots leaked today, as seen below.

  

The device is expected to have a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, a 1.4 GHz single-core Qualcomm processor, 16 GB of on-board user storage and an eight megapixel rear camera with flash. Images of the device make it hard to tell whether a front-facing camera is included, however due to the support for this type of camera getting included in Mango it’s highly likely.

Update: More information about this device suggests it will be called the Nokia Lumia 800, will have dimensions of 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1mm and 512 MB of RAM on top of the specifications we already know. Benchmarks of the device have also leaked, showing it coming in a close second to the HTC Titan.

The second device has not seen any image leaks as far as we can tell, however it is rumoured that it will be a smaller version of the N800 and is codenamed the “Sabre” or “Saber”. It is expected to also have a 3.7-inch display, however this time it will be of the LCD type. It will contain a 1.4 GHz processor, just 8 GB of internal storage and a 5 MP rear camera.

Update: This device will most likely be called the Nokia Lumia 710 and will be the smaller brother of the Lumia 800. It will be 12.5mm thick and also include 512 MB of RAM.

The combination of the two devices might indicate Nokia’s attempts to target both the mid-range (800) and lower-end (“Sabre”) in the one hit. Nokia is expected to launch at least one of these devices in Europe by the end of 2011; however today it was revealed that Nokia will most likely not launch any Windows Phones in the United States before 2012.

A third device is currently also rumoured as the Nokia Ace: a 4.3-inch device with similar specs to the N800 but also with LTE 4G network speeds. The device is not expected to be shown at the event and a loose launch date of Q1 2012 on AT&T has been speculated.

Also at the event, Nokia will possibly detail some Nokia-specific Windows Phone apps that the company has rumoured to have been developing. It’s unlikely these apps would change the visual style of WP7 due to Microsoft’s policies; however it is possible that Nokia will be aiming to include a set of applications similar to what HTC offers on their devices (eg. the HTC Hub, Photo Enhancer, YouTube, etc.).

Other speakers on the day include Joe Belfiore, the corporate VP of Windows Phone; Marko Ahtisaari, the senior VP of design at Nokia; Colin Giles, the executive VP of sales at Nokia and many more. Many of these talks will be detailing specifics of Nokia’s strategies and other more technical details, but we will be on the lookout for any interesting information.

Apart from the Windows Phone announcement, nothing else is expect to spring from the event on Wednesday, with the sole purpose of the event related to Windows Phone.

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Tech Star said,
I want the Sea Ray released on Sprint.

I think that will happen eventually but Nokia phones don't seem to sell as well in the US which is the reason why they're launching outside the US first.

Gartner said today that Nokia will take the smartphone markets with their WP7 phones. They also say that operators are badly looking for something to replace Apple and Android phones because they don't like that they have to pay so much to Apple and Google is dictating rules to them.

Joni_78 said,
Gartner said today that Nokia will take the smartphone markets with their WP7 phones. They also say that operators are badly looking for something to replace Apple and Android phones because they don't like that they have to pay so much to Apple and Google is dictating rules to them.

Flipping a coin makes a predictions more accurate than the ones form Gartner and other similar companies.
Btw no need to trust me.......... just check their previous forecasts......................

Fritzly said,
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That can't be true. The organization where I work base all their decisions on Gartner and Forrester reports.

Seriously though, this is the one time I hope their claim has some merit.

Ugh if it only was 4"! 4" is just the perfect size in my eyes, with 4.3" being too big ( currently have a 4.3" HTC android phone) and 3.5 (iphone) being too small.....

However this is the phone I truly want, I'll have to play with it see if the display fits me... if yes, I'm back to owning my own personal (have an E72 from work... what a useless brick) Nokia since... having a 3300.

Beastage said,
Ugh if it only was 4"! 4" is just the perfect size in my eyes, with 4.3" being too big ( currently have a 4.3" HTC android phone) and 3.5 (iphone) being too small.....

I feel exactly the same as you. Had this been between 3.9-4.1 I would have got it without hesitation. I think I can live with 3.7 but I'm not sure if the keyboard will feel too small, right now with my focus the keyboard feels like it's right on the verge of being too small.

Big deal, another WP7 Mango from Nokia. Yeah it may look quite cool but it's still only a WP7 phone.

Is Nokia gonna change the game? Is WP7 going to be better on a Nokia?

TruckWEB said,
Big deal, another WP7 Mango from Nokia. Yeah it may look quite cool but it's still only a WP7 phone.

Is Nokia gonna change the game? Is WP7 going to be better on a Nokia?


yes its big deal more users more manufactures more carriers attractions more attention to wp7

TruckWEB said,
Big deal, another WP7 Mango from Nokia. Yeah it may look quite cool but it's still only a WP7 phone.

Is Nokia gonna change the game? Is WP7 going to be better on a Nokia?

What's wrong with WP7?

Jan said,

What's wrong with WP7?


nothing wrong... probably he's an Android lover that hates everything else. I myself love the iPhone (iOS) & WP7 (even tough I don't have a WP7 phone) and hate Android (it's to slow even when using 1Ghz dual-core processor, I had a bad experience with a LG Optimus 2x and some the software, no support for front camera on Skype & Yahoo! Messenger).

As I said I don't have a WP7 phone but from the reviews it looks pretty nice.

I can't wait to see the new devices from Nokia and hopefully Microsoft will allow me to become a developer for WP7, unfortunately my country is not supported yet by Microsoft nor Google in that case, kudos for Apple here.

Go Nokia amaze us all !!

TheDisneyMagic said,
Looking forward, I shall be watching through the stream this year.

Its annoying how nigerians thinks black berry is the best phone... When the only thing it has is the bbm. My bro gave up his hd2 and iphone 3g for black berry. am waiting for nokia too... I dislike the iphone though and i like android as my dad uses one i'm gonna dash out my e71 for mango

Me neither. There's news of a huge launch here in Nigeria also after a deelopers' conference with Nokia and Microsoft last week. I'll only trade in my C-7 for a Mango device by Nokia.