About a video featuring a mysterious Nokia handset running Windows Phone 7 has surfaced online. There is no way to confirm, though, whether the handset in question is for real or not. We take this video with a grain of salt but have the details of the alleged new device here.
The video shows two distinct Nokia handsets running Windows Phone 7. One of the handsets appears to have a metallic finish while the other sports a more polycarbonate look.
Nokia and Microsoft’s partnership for a smartphone operating system will certainly result in a couple of handsets scheduled for release later this year. Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 handset Sea Ray did make an appearance online, and is expected to arrive with the Mango update. But, it appears that Nokia Sea Ray won’t be the only new Windows Phone 7 Nokia handset this year.
The leaked video appears to be either fan-made or one of the promotional videos meant for Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 device.
Nokia has partnered with Taiwan-based Compal Communications, the original design manufacturer for the first Windows Phone 7 handset. Compal had Motorola as its largest customer but volumes have been reduced over a period of time. Compal’s is now dependant on the Windows Phone 7 Mango based Sea Ray for large volume sales, and only after that is Nokia expected to place large orders for 2012.
Jo Harlow, executive vice president for smart devices, Nokia, told PC Mag in late May, “We should be launching new devices in a rhythm that might be every couple of months, every three months, something like that.”
Nokia Sea Ray is expected to launch as the first Windows Phone 7 device at Nokia World 2011 in late October, after the Windows Phone 7 Mango update is released.