First Nokia Windows Phone handset revealed by Stephen Elop

By LiveSide | In Featured, Mobile | Posted June 23, 2011 26 comments

After the several rumors coming out about Nokia Windows Phones recently, it appears the first device picture of the Nokia Windows Phone has been leaked to the web. Hungarian website Technet.hu recently posted a few pictures showing what the new Nokia Windows Phone looks like, and here it is:

Nokia Windows Phone

And if you think this image has been photoshopped, fear not, Technet.hu also posted a video showing Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, showing off the phone to a crowd of Nokia employees:

Thanks to Nilantha for providing a link to the full video in the comments!

The device certainly resembles the recently announced Nokia N9, powered by MeeGo, however, it is said that the placement of the camera button and LED is somewhat different between the two. Codenamed "Sea Ray", the device is said to feature an 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, as well as Gorilla Glass. Not much else is known about this device at the moment, but rumor has it that Nokia Windows Phone devices will be prefixed with a "W", for Windows Phone.

Will this device be one of the first wave of devices to be announced at Nokia World 2011 on October 26? The phone definitely looks beautiful to us, but more remains to be seen including what kind of enhancements Nokia has made to the Windows Phone "Mango" OS. How do you like this new devices? Let us know in the comment below!

Update: After watching the full 21 minutes video, it was also revealed during the demo that when "Sea Ray" launches, it will ship with a full suite of Nokia applications, including Nokia Drive & Maps, an application that allow existing Nokia customers to transfer contacts to the new Nokia Windows Phone, localised apps based on specific geographies, and many more. Stephen Elop also mentioned that the "Sea Ray" is one of the many Nokia Windows Phone currently in development, and the other devices will come in various forms that is “completely different” from the Sea Ray.

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 6:06 am
Category: Featured, Mobile
Tags: Mango, Nokia, Windows Phone
  • Anonymous

    I will have one, thank you! :)

  • http://questionanswerresponse.wordpress.com/ b4rtw

    I will have one, thank you! :)

  • alexh2o

    Anyone else feel bad about seeing this after Elop so kindly asked no one to record what he was showing?! Sort of smacks of someone stabbing him right in the back for trying to be nice and reveal a little something. How long before Nokia start down the Apple route of product protection…?

    • Anonymous

      Your right, it does make you feel bad about watching the videos. But I also think that he knew there was a VERY good chance this would get out. Also, the video quality is high which leads me to believe that this is a video created by Nokia and deliberately leaked.

      • Damaster – LiveSide.net

        You’re right, if you watch the full 21 minutes video, you’d see that they show the projector full screen, which means it must have been provided by Nokia (rather than came from a camcorder).

        However, can’t be really sure whether it’s a deliberate leak or not. Given that its seems to be at an internal Nokia employees event, a possibility could be that Nokia published the video on its own intranet for its own employees’ viewing across the world, but was somehow leaked outside the company.

        • Paula Dupre

          Of course it was a deliberate leak and I think this is directed to the stockholders as well.

  • alexh2o

    Anyone else feel bad about seeing this after Elop so kindly asked no one to record what he was showing?! Sort of smacks of someone stabbing him right in the back for trying to be nice and reveal a little something. How long before Nokia start down the Apple route of product protection…?

    • Super2online

      Your right, it does make you feel bad about watching the videos. But I also think that he knew there was a VERY good chance this would get out. Also, the video quality is high which leads me to believe that this is a video created by Nokia and deliberately leaked.

      • damaster

        You’re right, if you watch the full 21 minutes video, you’d see that they show the projector full screen, which means it must have been provided by Nokia (rather than came from a camcorder).

        However, can’t be really sure whether it’s a deliberate leak or not. Given that its seems to be at an internal Nokia employees event, a possibility could be that Nokia published the video on its own intranet for its own employees’ viewing across the world, but was somehow leaked outside the company.

        • Paula Dupre

          Of course it was a deliberate leak and I think this is directed to the stockholders as well.

  • Anonymous

    If HTC and Samsung don’t up there game in a signficant way, my next phone is a Nokia, there is no doubt.

  • Super2online

    If HTC and Samsung don’t up there game in a signficant way, my next phone is a Nokia, there is no doubt.

  • Nilantha Aluthgedara
    • Damaster – LiveSide.net

      Thanks!! It was a pain trying to watch the full length video from Technet.hu – it loads way too slow from here in Australia.

  • Nilantha Aluthgedara
    • damaster

      Thanks!! It was a pain trying to watch the full length video from Technet.hu – it loads way too slow from here in Australia.

  • Anonymous

    mon-go. his accent was cracking me up.
    phone looks good, still want to see that phone from the concept art though.

  • jibba_jabba

    mon-go. his accent was cracking me up.
    phone looks good, still want to see that phone from the concept art though.

  • http://www.LiveSide.net Kip Kniskern – LiveSide.net

    One interesting point:  At the beginning of the video, Elop, talking about the future of Meego, says

    “Another example is the user interface, and user experience. While we’re not saying precisely what device or when or how, the user experience that you see here, is something that will live on as well”

    Will Nokia Windows Phones adhere strictly to the Metro experience?  Or will they expand on the “hubs” concepts but move away from Metro?  And is that good or bad?

    • http://twitter.com/harlemS Travis Pope

      I’ll state my feelings plainly. They screw with Metro, I won’t be purchasing a Nokia Windows Phone device. I don’t care what they add. Maps and special apps are great. Getting timely updates and a uniform experience is better.

    • Anonymous

      I think what you are going to see is some type of integration of the swipping feature in Nokia’s WP7 devices.  

  • http://www.LiveSide.net Kip Kniskern – LiveSide.net

    One interesting point:  At the beginning of the video, Elop, talking about the future of Meego, says

    “Another example is the user interface, and user experience. While we’re not saying precisely what device or when or how, the user experience that you see here, is something that will live on as well”

    Will Nokia Windows Phones adhere strictly to the Metro experience?  Or will they expand on the “hubs” concepts but move away from Metro?  And is that good or bad?

    • Travis Pope

      I’ll state my feelings plainly. They screw with Metro, I won’t be purchasing a Nokia Windows Phone device. I don’t care what they add. Maps and special apps are great. Getting timely updates and a uniform experience is better.

    • the3rdpower

      I think what you are going to see is some type of integration of the swipping feature in Nokia’s WP7 devices.  

  • http://www.appatic.com Avatar X

    Looks great. This fullfill my months old prediction of minimum two wp7 devices for 2011.  Now i wonder wich one is the cheaper one? the Sea Ray (N9 with WP7) or the one from the leaked photos?

  • http://www.appatic.com Avatar X

    Looks great. This fullfill my months old prediction of minimum two wp7 devices for 2011.  Now i wonder wich one is the cheaper one? the Sea Ray (N9 with WP7) or the one from the leaked photos?