THANKS TO a naughty Hungarian web site we've been able to get a look at Nokia's upcoming Windows Phone 7 (WP7) handset, codenamed 'Sea Ray'.
The video shows Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop giving a sneak preview of its first WP7 phone. He kindly asks everyone not to film or take pictures, but clearly someone didn't take any notice.
Nokia told The INQUIRER, "It's our policy not to comment on our internal meetings but we can tell you that were excited about the progress were making on Nokia with Windows Phone and look forward to the day that we can share it with the world."
The Sea Ray looks almost identical to the recently announced N9, apart from a couple of small differences. The biggest giveaway is that there is a dedicated camera button on the side, which the N9 doesn't have.
For the eagle-eyed the flash is in a slightly different position, located in-line with the same 8MP Carl Zeiss camera that will be on the N9.
Of course the big difference is that the Sea Ray is running WP7 Mango, not Meego or Symbian. Elop said at the meeting that the phone is "super confidential" and that he didn't want it "getting out into the blogosphere".
If it was an internal meeting we're not sure why a Hungarian web site reporter was there, or if it wasn't, how it got hold of the footage. Nevertheless the Sea Ray, See Ray, C-Ray, however Nokia decides to spell it, will be a N9 looking device with WP7 Mango on it.
There will be also be a number of different WP7 devices to follow it, which are "already working", according to Elop.
There is no sign of Nokia apps such as maps in the Mango operating system, but these presumably will be present when the device ships. µ
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