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"Now WHATEVER YOU DO, none of you leak my phone to the blogosphere." Whoops, sorry Stephen Elop.  (Source: YouTube)

Nokia's super-confidential first Windows Phone 7 handset looks a lot like the N9.  (Source: Technet)
Company's worse nightmare -- blogosphere mass exposure -- is realized

Stephen Elop, the embattled former Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Canada executive-turned Nokia Oyj.'s (HEL:NOK1V) first non-Finnish CEO, held a humorous press conference in which he pleaded with the press not to share video of the super secret first Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset that he was going to show them.

He beseeched [video]:
So now I'm going to just ask everybody to put away your cameras, turn off all of the recording devices.  I'm serious because I'm going to share something with you that's a big debate, should we show this in front of what's will be thousands of people around the world because this is something that is super-confidential and we do not want to see out in the blogosphere -- wherever it is.
Of course some evil reporter did indeed grab video and photos of the device, which are now sitting up on the aforementioned blogosphere.  The offender appears to be László Ferenc over at Hungarian site TechNet -- of course, the leak could have come from elsewhere as well.

The video only contains the start of the talk, which mentions "Gorilla Glass", "beautiful design", and a "pillow-shaped backing".

Looking at the pictures, the phone looks a lot like the recently announced N9, which has a look somewhat akin to an oversized fourth generation iPod Nano from Apple, Inc. (AAPL).  In the Windows Phone 7 version, code named "Sea Ray", the LED has been moved slightly, but it appears to have the same 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens.  A hardware shutter button has been added to the side of the phone, in conforming with the WP7 spec.

The device is also reportedly running Windows Phone 7.1 "Mango".

The sooner Nokia can get the device to market in massive quantities, the better.  At this point Nokia is hemorrhaging market share at an alarming rate. The biggest reason why is simply that customers don't want to buy phones on a dying platform -- Symbian.  They might feel a bit different about a slick Windows Phone 7 handset, though.

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Get to da market!!! (Arnold Voice)
By bplewis24 on 6/23/2011 11:16:50 AM , Rating: 2
Specs don't matter much. I'm sure the introductory WP7 Nokia phone will be on some very nice hardware with a good design. If they don't bring it to market until Q1 of next year, it won't matter.

All that matters is an expected release date. There are people waiting for Nokia/WP7 to do something right, and they will purchase it. But they won't wait forever.

By blueaurora on 6/23/2011 11:38:05 AM , Rating: 2
I'm with your train of thought also. Its not like a regular consumer electornic device. People buy smartphones when their contract is up or they are up for a gift from a loved one on the same plan not when they see something new and pretty. As the Nokia faithful wherever you people are (except for outside the us) coming up for renewal you're going to buy something good on the market right now. They won't last much longer without something valid in today's marketplace as they no longer have any niche.

This better be coming beginning to middle of Q3. Parade that camera out so the US purchasing public can see it! I wish my android phone had a camera like that.

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