Specs of New Nokia WP7 Handset Leak
October 6, 2011 4:38 PM
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New "Sun" handset appears to be branded "Sea Ray"
Months ago Nokia Oyj. (
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 (
) 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
3.7" AMOLED screen
Micro SIM card
Polycarbonate unibody design
...according to the internal Orange France (
) internal document that
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.
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 (
) 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.
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10/6/2011 5:52:27 PM
...that closely monitoring what is able to run your OS is a recipe for less than stellar hardware for your OS to run on. One of the best things (and sometimes worst things) about the Android OS is that it can be made to run on just about any combination of hardware. That makes each phone company able and want to compete with each other. Larger screen, better resolution, better graphics, etc.
It's ironic, to me, that Android has become the Windows OS in the phone world because of the openness surrounding it, whereas Microsoft has decided they want to be Apple, and are showing up to the game with phones that are outdated before they're even available.
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