Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

Summary: Nokia's first Windows Phone 7.5 device might be called the Nokia 703.

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Is this - the Nokia 703 - Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

Here is a 'leaked' image coming in via WMPowerusers.com:

Are your eyes good enough to read that text on the front? LiveSide has done its best to decipher the text:

  • Size: 112 x 60.8 x 12.3 mm, 114 g
  • Display: LCD 480×800 pixels, 3.7 inches
  • Camera: 5 MP 2552 x 1964 pixels, autofocus, 720p, 30 fps
  • Memory: 8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
  • General: 27(?) November

This handset looks very similar to the 'Sea Ray' handset that appeared back in June.

Is it me, or does that look like an old iPod nano?

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

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  • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

    specs look far too low for a nokia phone. their phones normally have 32gb, 8mp + camera (i heard rumours of 12)

    Doubt they would go to market with such a low spec phone, unless they have a higher spec one coming out same time or within months.
    daniejam10
  • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

    I'd say they might have a low spec phone that is low cost. WP7 can run on lower end devices with relative ease. If the phone is inexpensive in price but a quality device, it might appeal to people who don't want to drop a lot of cash on a phone. Hitting that lower end market might bring a lot of success. I know my wife would jump on a cheaper device... she's an accountant. :)

    Of course, it's all speculation!
    laserfloyd
    • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

      @laserfloyd

      When you think about how fast the phone market changes it's foolish to spend a lot of money on a phone. These things are manufactured on the cheap and marked up way beyond what the products actually worth. MS and Nokia are on the right track here...win the budget market and then attack the high end. it's the fastest way to broaden your market share and eventually crush Apple's over-priced I-machine.
      Rob.sharp
      • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

        @rob.sharp@... @daniejam10

        This could make sense for markets outside Europe and the US. I am in Zimbabwe and was at a developer conference with MS on the 19th and I asked about WP7 in Africa. I was told that fall this year (for northern hemisphere I imagine that is October or November) we would be getting them. And I believe they will come with Mango. He mentioned the deal with Nokia for those who hadn't read about it, and to quote, he said "Nokia is launching big". Africa is a neglected market by most of these manufacturers, and Nokia is by far the most popular for the low end devices, and even their symbian devices do quite well.

        A lot of people are reluctant to move to iPhones and Android phones because of the cost. A quick look in the papers today shows the prices for these starting from US$900. That's a lot more than most people earn each month, so a lower end device would make a lot of sense particularly one with an OS like WP7.

        And an influx of new Nokia devices would deal a blow to some fake chinese phones that have made their way into some parts of southern africa, because people here love their Nokia.
        fabulous_fadz
  • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

    I thought Nokia was going to use the Model number to provide a wide range of phones. From cheap phones to really expensive ones. THis might be one of their low end phones.
    Rick_Kl
    • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

      @Rick_Kl

      900 is top range, so 700 would be mid range.

      These specs are probs right for a mid end phone.
      daniejam10
      • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

        @daniejam10 So what would be the value level devcies? Somewhere in the 200 to 400 range? I honestly do not know what Nokias naming conventions are. I used to have a Nokia cellphone years ago, but since they abandoned Verizon, I have been getting Motorola phones for the last 10 years.
        Rick_Kl
  • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

    I'm excited about the chance to get a Nokia WP7 phone, but if the specs on this one are correct, it won't be the one.
    Digger_z
  • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

    Price this at 350-400 dollars off contract, then, this is surely going to be a winner. I don't think anyone makes better hardware than Nokia.
    idiot101
  • It may be the Build give-away

    I hope ;-)
    honeymonster
    • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

      @honeymonster - you are hoping for a mid-range phone at BUILD? everyone else is hoping for a Win8 tablet!
      bitcrazed
  • Rocha

    Hum...the problem with Nokia is that it is losing the Smartphone/high-end markets, not the low/mid ones. Should it target these ones first?Maybe they want to test the customers before releasing a top phone.
    carlos_emrocha
  • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

    remember nokia's first focus is going to be emerging markets (tango update), in my opinion that's the only reason these specs are so low, and probably will work just fine for getting them in the door ~$300 and get WP7 some more press. I hope it works for MS and Windows Phone, but I definitely wouldn't buy one; I'm already using more than 8gb on my HTC Trophy
    bc3tech
  • RE: Is this Nokia's first Windows Phone handset?

    Too little memory, too slow, and (definitely the deal killer) the SCREEN IS TOO FRIGGIN SMALL NOKIA!!!! CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
    Woned B. Fooldagan