What You Need to Know About Nokia's Windows Phones

By Kyle Wagner on at

We're all pulling for Windows Phone. Have been for a while. Thing is, it's just not there yet. There's no single drop-dead-amazing god-phone on the platform. Yet. Hopefully, Nokia's going to be pulling back the curtain on just that next week at Nokia World. Here's what we (think we) know so far.


What You Need to Know About Nokia's Windows Phones

The cornerstone of Nokia's lineup for this year is expected to be the Sea Ray, or the Nokia 800, depending on which rumor you're listening to (they're the same phone). It's reportedly got a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1.4GHz processor, and could be released a few weeks after its expected announcement next week. Early rumours say November 15th.

On top of the Sea Ray, a new handset called the "Saber" just popped onto the Finnish radar, and apparently it's got a 1.4 GHz processor, 3.5-inch WVGA screen, and 1 GB of RAM. And that's about all we know for now.

There are also rumorrs about a more giant-sized beast phone coming to AT&T next year code-named the Nokia Ace. The tech specs at this early stage have the Nokia Ace down as a high-end device featuring a large 4.3″ screen, while the Ace’s processor is said be a 1.4GHz model — which would place the phone rather well when it comes to competing with the many mid-to-high-spec Android phones out there right now — while imaging is taken care of by an 8megapixel Carl Zeiss unit.

Though for what it's worth, even though the leaked specs for these phones come in well below the top-of-the-line Android handsets that have already been announced, Andy Lees told AsiaD that Nokia will announce a phone with "differentiating hardware and software" next week, whatever that means.

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