Nokia 'Sea Ray'
Nokia's future is uncertain. The Finnish device-maker still has global clout, but its Symbian OS (nevermind MeeGo and Meamo) was falling further and further behind. That's when newcomer CEO Stephen Elop, most recently of Microsoft's ranks, decided to join Nokia's hardware with Microsoft's Windows Phone software. Nokia's first Windows Phone has yet to receive an official introduction, although it has in all likelihood been spied. Based on that, CNET created the concept art you see here.
Analysts are hopeful that with Nokia's help, Microsoft's Windows Phone OS will achieve some traction. High-end Nokia hardware could also inject the Windows Phone offerings with some premium specs like a dual-core processor and 4G capability. In the meantime, we're still waiting for Nokia to make its first Windows Phone happen, and imagining what its strengths and weaknesses may be.
Release date: To be announced
July 6, 2011 12:52 PM PDT
Photo by: Josh Long/CNET
| Caption by: Jessica Dolcourt
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