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Nokia ‘Sea Ray’ makes online appearance

Nokia CEO teases Windows Phone prototype codenamed as Sea Ray and indirectly hints first Nokia Windows Phone device's arrival post Mango update due in mid-October.

Nokia’s chief executive officer Stephen Elop has shared company’s plans going ahead with Windows Phone 7 and also flashed a prototype codenamed Sea Ray.

In a video available through Hungarian blog Technet, Elop talks about the future of Windows Phone in context of Nokia devices and also shows the video of the Sea Ray prototype device. That may not be the final version but we got fair idea what Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 based device would look like &#151 Nokia N9.

Post announcement of Nokia-Microsoft tie-up, everyone has been eager to see the first Windows Phone 7 device branded by Nokia. The company did surprise everyone by unveiling MeeGo platform based slim Nokia N9 device at the Nokia Connection 2011 event in Singapore.

Following that announcement, Elop got on to a stage for what seems to be an invite-only briefing and talked about Nokia’s plans with Windows Phone. The device shown in the video clearly resembles Nokia N9 with same body enclosure. However, the video smartly excludes the optical capacitive buttons portion from the lower front panel of the prototype device dubbed as Sea Ray.

From the video we certainly get an idea what Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 Mango update running device would look like. It will have a 1 GHz processor, minimum 512 MB RAM and other “basic hardware specifications” made mandatory by Microsoft.

Microsoft’s next major Windows Phone 7 update is expected to come in mid-October and now Nokia’s closed-door disclosures of WP7 Prototype hints that the device would come in the same month. Windows Phone 7 Mango is the major update for existing WP7 devices. We presume many more handset will be launched post that.

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