Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

Summary: Leaked photos and video of the first Nokia smartphone running Windows Phone 7 Mango, codenamed "Sea Ray" and looks just like the sexy N9.

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Leaked photos and video of the first Nokia phone to be running Windows Phone 7 Mango seem to offer the best of both worlds: the impressive design of the N9 and a new OS that should be supported for years to come.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was showing this phone codenamed "Sea Ray" at a press event when his pleas for "no pictures please" and for recording devices to be put away were ignored (lucky for us), which is how these images and brief video became available.

"Sea Ray" has the same slim body with sharp edges, and curved Gorilla glass over the all-screen look of the N9. According to the Hungarian site Technet's English translation of the leaked materials:

The device itself is nearly identical to the just announced N9. Some difference, we can see: different LED placement on the back (but the same 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens) and a hardware button for the camera on the right.

If this "Sea Ray" turns out to be the real thing, then Nokia may finally have a hit on its hands.

[Source: Technet.hu via Engadget]

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Topics: Software, Microsoft, Mobility, Nokia, Operating Systems, Windows

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  • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

    Any chance that the N9 could be made to work with either OS (Meego or Windows Phone) and that they could allow Meego N9 owners an option to migrate to Windows Phone at a later time ? Seems to me that this might be the silverbullet to allow Nokia devices to be purchase now (giving Nokia some cash), but give users an option to migrate to Windows Phone if it suceeds.
    jkohut
    • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

      @jkohut Doubtful, does the N9 have a second gen Qualcomm snapdragon?

      The difference in release dates is expected to be about 1 month.
      cool8man
      • On drinking and horses

        What do they do if the MeeGo version outsells the WP version?
        Robert Hahn
      • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

        @Robert Hahn

        WP7 has not been flying off the shelf, mostly due to poor market awareness. How exactly would the Meego outsell the windows version?
        Your Non Advocate
      • Wouldn't be the first time

        @facebook
        I'm just saying that consumer tastes are extremely hard to predict. Put those two apparently lookalike phones next to each other, and I don't think anyone could know for sure today which one would sell better.
        Robert Hahn
      • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

        @cool8man
        It won't.

        Windows Phone has an ecosystem: it just need serious marketing.
        illegaloperation
    • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

      @jkohut I don't about meego but windows probably is good move. But still I don;t think the way combination of samsung + android is capturing the market it will be hard for Nokia to compete against them. <a href="http://www.e2solutions.net/effective_web_promotions_seo_company_india.htm">SEO Companies</a>
      raghavtt
  • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

    I liked the maemo OS but the Win Phone 7 looks nice... I wish I could actually play around with each before buying it - those useless shells on display in stores just don't do the trick!
    awkward hug
  • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

    I love the N9, seeing pretty much the same hardware and WP7....SWEET!
    Marilith
    • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

      @Marilith I cant wait when mango updates comes this Sept. It going to blow away how we use smartphones and not just for playing angry birds like android and iphone.
      ipadsucks
      • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

        @ipadsucks I recently started using my HD7 as my main phone, still love my N8 esp the camera but the larger screen and elegant interface on the WP7 device are really seductive. I really do not see how anyone could find this design boring. I *really* like that the WP7 version has a real shutter button BTW
        Marilith
  • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

    Looks like BS to me. Notice they do not show the bottom of the phone. All Win 7 phones need to have the 3 standard buttons. My guess a nice Photoshop job of the N9.
    sharkboyjohn
    • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

      @sharkboyjohn No, there is another video on youtube that shows 2.5 min and shows windows phone running on it.
      panoslondon1
    • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

      @sharkboyjohn
      It is no hoax. Note also that the N9 has a something like 54 extra vertical pixels over WP7's 800x480 display. Those extra pixels will probably be on-screen buttons, a first in the WP space.

      I prefer physical buttons, but that's an interesting approach.
      x I'm tc
  • Nokia has great hardware engineering ...

    ... but underwhelming hardware design. The company needs to hire good hardware designers to complement its hardware engineers. Aesthetically, this phone is anything but exciting.
    P. Douglas
  • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M1wC0pS_No
    waasoo
  • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

    People grow up windows phone 7 or 8 will revolutionize how we use smartphone. Not just play angry birds which is what androids battery eater phones and tracking location iphone can do.
    ipadsucks
    • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

      @ipadsucks You are quite ignorant. For one thing the location issue with the iPhone has been fixed with iOS 4.3. And both the iPhone and Android based devices can do much more than just play Angry Birds. Secondly HOW will WP7 revolutionize (how ironic an Apple buzzword) how we use smartphones when it is dead last in the market?

      Microsoft makes a killer desktop OS IMHO but they dropped the ball in 2007 when the iPhone was first released and they have not yet managed to pick it back up. Hopefully this combination of WP7 and Nokia's hardware will make WP7 a viable player in the smartphone market but I doubt it will gain the momentum needed to oust iPhone or Android.
      athynz
      • RE: Sneak peek at Nokia's first Windows Phone 7: Looks just like the N9

        @athynz "Secondly HOW will WP7 revolutionize (how ironic an Apple buzzword) how we use smartphones when it is dead last in the market?"

        Not only this, which is an accurate assessment, but also how can it revolutionize how we use smartphones when, if you compare Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)'s full list of feature (including all current features) to the feature list of iOS4 or Android 2.3.3, Windows Phone 7.5 still does not reach feature parity? How will it change how we use smartphones when it still omits things painfully needed for the enterprise?

        I've been an LG Quantum owner since the first day WP7 hit AT&T stores and I'm sick of all this pie-in-the-sky dreaming. Yep, the UI is snazzy, and that seems to be the single biggest statement about the platform. "It's about the user experience," is another form of the same statement. But when I hear those arguments, I immediately think of people buying style over substance. What good is a snazzy UI if it can't do what its competitors can? I'd rather have an ugly UI that I can be productive with rather than a flashy one that is a struggle to get things done with.

        I REALLY don't understand this wishful thinking that NOKIA is somehow going to blow up WP7 sales to EPIC proportions. In the United States, you have to look long and hard to find a NOKIA phone. NOKIA is big elsewhere in the world and, yet, it's in those same places that Microsoft is not very well liked (European Union, anyone?).

        1.6 million WP7 devices sold so far and that's with three of the biggest smartphone manufacturers - HTC, Samsung, and LG - making them. I can't fathom how Nokia is going to somehow change things.

        This idea that we're somehow beyond apps is a load of junk. Apps (not just games) are still what drive interest in smartphones, not some convoluted "user experience". WP7 is light on apps, not enterprise friendly, and lacking features most consumers have become accustomed to. I've tried selling WP7 to my Droid and iOS family and friends and while they're always impressed by the Metro UI, once they start really playing with it and realizing they can't do things they can do with their Droid or iOS phones, they change their mind. Every time.
        Captiosus
  • What is a &quot;smart phone&quot;

    This new phone is an advancement on the C3 concept. The C3 is a good, small and versatile phone. Moving into the "smart phone" category, the same button configuration, slim design but better yet an operating system is a smart move. If an integration with desktop and tablet OS is completed this will be two companies working together to compete with the Apple.

    Right now the whole bogus "smart phone" gig is smart only because people figured out how to get hundreds of dollars a year from people wanting to entertain themselves with their phone otherwise sitting in their pocket. The whole problem is they are too big now for your pocket. So what really needed is a tablet your small C3 style phone slides into. Then you have a phone and "Get Smart" with just a plug. I call this the "The Possum".

    This configuration allows Windows OS to run full out but if you want to go for a jog, to the theater or mountain climbing you don't have to lug along all the smarts just to chat. Not exactly playing dead but close to it depending on the service your provider wants to deliver.

    You see then your tablet would connect to data and the two OS would merge into one. Even multiple phones could make your tablet a real mother of a base station. So lets get with The Possum Nokia.
    2feral