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New "Sun" handset appears to be branded "Sea Ray"

Months ago Nokia Oyj. (HEL:NOK1V) unveiled the "Sea Ray" in a private press conference that, of course, leaked onto the internet.  While the phone was unremarkable hardware-wise for a smartphone, the fact that it ran Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) Windows Phone 7 made it kind of a big deal.

Now more secret Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset info has leaked.  Leaked documents reveal a phone branded the "Nokia Sun".  Nokia doesn't usually brand its products with real world names, so clearly this is a special event.

The Sun features a(n):
  • 1.4GHz single-core processor
  • 16GB flash storage
  • 8MP camera
  • 3.7" AMOLED screen
  • Micro SIM card
  • Polycarbonate unibody design
...according to the internal Orange France (EPA:FTE) internal document that leaked courtesy of MonWindowsPhone.

The Nokia Sun
The Nokia "Sea Ray"/"Sun" is almost to the market, but Nokia is about the last major manufacturer to launch a Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" handset. [Source: MonWindowsPhone]

These specs mean that it's likely the branded version of Sea Ray.  The document indicates that it will be available in week 46 (S46) -- the week of November 7.  

Other reports have indicated more coming Nokia WP7 handsets including the "Nokia Lumia 800" and the "Nokia 703".  Hopefully these handsets pack a bit more of a punch as a small screen single core smartphone isn't exactly keeping pace with the little monsters Google, Inc.'s (GOOG) Android hardware partners are cooking up these days.

Hopefully Nokia also speeds up its pace of deployment.  Nokia still plans to transition its entire lineup to using Windows Phone 7, but the company is moving a languid pace, being just about the last company to deploy a Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" handset.  That slow response is costing Nokia dearly as customers abandon its defunct Symbian platform and have no current option but to jump to rival handsets.

Sources: MonWindowsPhone, NeoWin

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By name99 on 10/6/2011 5:33:48 PM , Rating: -1
16GB memory

Jesus! It's 16GB of STORAGE, not 16GB of MEMORY. Is this really so hard to understand?

RE: memory?
By aeronb on 10/6/2011 6:59:29 PM , Rating: 1
Well, it may not be random access memory. But it is storage "memory", is it not?

RE: memory?
By shane.carroll on 10/6/2011 8:29:11 PM , Rating: 1
...and that 16 GB of information is stored in flash m_m_ry. pick a vowel, you'll be surprised

RE: memory?
By inighthawki on 10/6/2011 11:13:17 PM , Rating: 2

RE: memory?
By name99 on 10/6/11, Rating: -1
RE: memory?
By TakinYourPoints on 10/6/2011 11:57:08 PM , Rating: 2
I guess not caring about the difference between flash and RAM pretty much sums up the intelligence and knowledge of your average DailyTech reader: "I don't have a clue how to write a compiler, or what rate-distortion theory is, or how trellis modulation works, or what the Viterbi algorithm does --- but I damn well do have an opinion, and I'm not interested in having a contradicted by anyone who DOES know what they're talking about".

You beat me to it

RE: memory?
By Flunk on 10/7/2011 7:50:26 AM , Rating: 3
You've got half of it right, they are making fun of you because you don't know that flash memory and random access memory are just as vallidly referred to as memory.

In addition cell phones are often marketed by their storage memory, the random access memory us referred to by the acronym RAM.

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