Elop unveils Nokia Windows Phone in leaked video

A video has been leaked online showing a Nokia conference at which chief executive Stephen Elop unveils the first Nokia-made Windows Phone, currently codenamed Sea Ray.The Hungarian technology site technet.

A video has been leaked online showing a Nokia conference at which chief executive Stephen Elop unveils the first Nokia-made Windows Phone, currently codenamed Sea Ray.

The Hungarian technology site technet.hu posted the video on Thursday, saying it had been emailed to the site by an unknown source. The video shows Elop, apparently addressing Nokia employees, asking them to all turn off any cameras or recording devices and then showing off the handset, which is almost identical to the MeeGo-powered N9.

With the screen turned off, the main difference between the N9 and Sea Ray is the latter's dedicated camera shutter button. It was not immediately obvious what Nokia enhancements were shown on the underlying implementation of the 'Mango' Windows Phone OS.

As Elop refers to the N9 launch occurring within the previous 48 hours, the video is likely to have been shot on Wednesday. It does not appear to be an amateur shoot, rather resembling a copy of the live video feed that might have been displayed behind speakers on the stage.

After Sea Ray had been demonstrated, Elop gave his employees a speech about excitement and innovation, also noting that it was important for Nokia workers to have "open dialogues, where we're challenging each other".

"The pain we suffered a few weeks ago about the earnings release would not have happened if the people in this company had shared the bad news earlier. It was completely avoidable and yet people were afraid to talk about the issues," Elop said, referring to the sudden drop in Nokia's share price after the company admitted it wouldn't make any profits this quarter.

He went on to say it was "the beginning of a new season at Nokia", suggesting that "the capabilities of the mighty Nokia are shifting around".

"There's a few competitors of ours in California that we'd very much like to notice this as well," Elop added.

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