Video & pictures of Nokia Windows Phone leak

The first images of what is to be Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 device have leaked to the public. The design is essentially identical to that of the recently announced Nokia N9 (powered by MeeGo), however the images clearly show both the device running Windows Phone 7 and a different LED placement plus camera button on the body that give away it is not simply a fake superimposed image of the N9 running WP7.

Taking a look at the video (21 minute version here) provided by Hungarian site technetblog, and you’ll see Nokia CEO Stephen Elop delivering a private and confidential meeting to a group of people eagerly awaiting images of something codenamed “Sea Ray.” Despite Elop’s emphasis on not taking any photos due to the confidentiality, a member of the crowd managed to snap some shots and video of the “Sea Ray” device presentation, which turned out to be of one of Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone devices.

There is not much else known about the device other than it is visually similar to the Nokia N9, which has a 3.9-inch 480x854 AMOLED display, 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 based TI OMAP 3630 processor on the inside. While the WP7 prototype shown off looks visually similar to the N9, it will not be the same internally as the N9 fails the WP7 hardware requirements (wrong screen resolution, unsupported processor); it is unknown whether the prototype shown at the briefing meets these specifications yet.

More on Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 portfolio should be revealed at their Nokia World Conference on October 36-27 in London, where it is believed the company will launch their first WP7 devices.

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Wow, for a prototype, that's beautiful. I love how it's simplistic.
But why must it take so long to release.

Look at the large number of people who raise hands when asked about how many of them used WP7! (In the 21 min video)

The Article said,
More on Nokia's Windows Phone 7 portfolio should be revealed at their Nokia World Conference on October 36-27 in London, where it is believed the company will launch their first WP7 devices.
I guess it's a different calendar? It works in reverse and it has more days in the month?

This leak was intentional, does he actually say that this is a phone they will be selling this fall? Regardless we're only a few months away and Nokia will debut more than just one WP7 device.

Nokia is one of the world's best hardware manufacturers and I love how they create phones like the N9 (Meego and WP7) that have such large hard drives and high specs.

JSYOUNG571 said,
Still no front facing camera for video chat

Part of the WP7 Mango updated requirements include strict adherence to the hardware specification. This means OEMs cannot add unsupported sensors.

When the next major update comes next year, front facing camera might be required for that hardware iteration.

How long between OS launch and front facing camera for other platforms? I'm sure three years is still well below the competition.

yowan said,
I want one
Yep. This will be my next phone. I'm excited now. I was a little nervous that the phone would be clunky or weird, but this is just nice. Add the very attractive design (assuming the Windows, Search and Back buttons are not somehow obstructive or hideous) and I am totally sold.

I believe I read in a couple of places that Mango supports more processors. So, the Nokia device may very well be legit.

ScubaDog said,
I believe I read in a couple of places that Mango supports more processors. So, the Nokia device may very well be legit.

It is legit. Elop and one of his employees showed it off running a development build of Windows Phone Mango in the full video.

Digitalx said,
old TI processors... seriously nokia ? is this innovating or bringing something new to the table ? no.

That's the CPU for the N9, it is not compatible with WP7 and would not be the CPU in this phone

Digitalx said,
old TI processors... seriously nokia ? is this innovating or bringing something new to the table ? no.

It's actually an old Snapdragon processor. All WP7 devices use it currently. The TI processor is on the N9. They are on par with performance though.

The U8500 will be used on their WP7/8 phones next year.

Sraf said,

That's the CPU for the N9, it is not compatible with WP7 and would not be the CPU in this phone

I probably should have made that clearer in the article to begin with.

Nokia being a special OEM might be able to use a different ARM CPU in the end as far as we know. Regardless of the hardware inside, the device will probably be a tweaked N9 anyways.

If it doesn't meet the windows phone 7 requirement... Then its a windows phone 7 device nokia will launch. They should put the concept phones out in the market as they look kool.

So why show this one off if it has the incorrect specs. It's like saying here's a phone we have, it has WP7 loaded into it, BUT when we're getting closer to launch date, we'll show you something different.

Quick Shot said,
So why show this one off if it has the incorrect specs. It's like saying here's a phone we have, it has WP7 loaded into it, BUT when we're getting closer to launch date, we'll show you something different.

It doesn't have incorrect specs. WP7 only runs on Snapdragon (and U8500). That device he's showing is using a Snapdragon.
That phone he's showing does meet WP7 specs.

A bit of misunderstanding from the article there. There's absolutely no reason they would test let alone demo WP7 on a different CPU because this would mean they'd need to make special WP7 code to handle the OMAP3 CPU which will never be used by any WP7 device.

Sacha said,

It doesn't have incorrect specs. WP7 only runs on Snapdragon (and U8500). That device he's showing is using a Snapdragon.
That phone he's showing does meet WP7 specs.

Of course it does. It has to to be shown

But it won't be exactly the same as the N9 because both the processor (it's not a Snapdragon) and screen resolution (it's not WVGA) aren't compatible

Tim Schiesser said,

But it won't be exactly the same as the N9 because both the processor (it's not a Snapdragon) and screen resolution (it's not WVGA) aren't compatible

And WP7 needs buttons on the front (Windows key) and a camera button.

Not sure why they moved the flash though.

Sacha said,
It doesn't have incorrect specs. WP7 only runs on Snapdragon (and U8500). That device he's showing is using a Snapdragon.
That phone he's showing does meet WP7 specs.

A bit of misunderstanding from the article there. There's absolutely no reason they would test let alone demo WP7 on a different CPU because this would mean they'd need to make special WP7 code to handle the OMAP3 CPU which will never be used by any WP7 device.

IIRC with the release of Mango Microsoft has expanded the number of supported SOC's.