First Nokia Windows Phone 7 device image leaks

By Tom Warren, on 11th Feb 11 10:22 pm with 32 Comments

Nokia’s first conceptual Windows Phone 7 device has been unveiled on Friday.

Gadget blog Engadget revealed images of a conceptual device that Nokia is believed to have produced. The images show that Nokia appears to be working on handset designs similar to the company’s recent N8 and C7 Symbian devices. Engadget says that the discovery of the images confirms Steve Ballmer’s assertion that both companies have “spent a lot of time on this already.”

Microsoft and Nokia both announced a strategic partnership on Friday allowing Nokia to create a range of Windows Phone 7 devices. The announcement came days after Nokia CEO Stephen Elop issued a 1,300 word internal memo to the company’s employees recently spelling. Elop admitted throughout the memo that competitors are doing better and that Nokia’s current ecosystem is a “burning platform”.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer also confirmed on Friday that both companies have been working on a Nokia Windows Phone 7. Microsoft and Nokia have both reached out to chip providers and Ballmer claims the company’s will share more information “over the next weeks and months.” Nokia CEO Stephen Elop later confirmed that the company will be able to create a Windows Phone 7 quickly thanks to joint-engineering efforts.

Rumors of a Nokia Windows Phone 7 partnership were rife since Elop’s departure from Microsoft to Nokia in September, 2010. Speculation began when it was reported that Nokia was in talks with Microsoft to look at offering Windows Phone 7 devices. The talks were kick started by Nokia’s new management. Stephen Elop, ex-Microsoft employee, joined Nokia last year as the company’s CEO.

All eyes are now on Mobile World Congress. Nokia is planning to hold a press event on Sunday and it’s likely that the firm will unveil its plans for the first Nokia Windows Phone 7 device.

Possible Nokia Windows Phone 7 device - Engadget

  • http://twitter.com/jarrichvdv Jarrich Van De Voord

    OMG These look just great :D

    • Anonymous

      It does look great, but these are Concept prototypes.

    • http://twitter.com/jarrichvdv Jarrich Van De Voord

      I hope they adopt the concept design into the final product though.

  • Anonymous

    Gimme black

    • Anonymous

      Sure, but just remember black is a lifetime choice. You’re never allowed to own another color phone for as long as you live. Once you go black, you never go back, as they say.

      That saying’s about phones… right?

  • http://twitter.com/efjay01 Ef Jay

    Penta band, Carl Zeiss lens, Nokia build quality, WP7 goodness, thats how you differentiate. BRING IT!!!!!

  • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

    I want a pink one…not! They do look good though. Let’s hope it’s something similar to this.

  • Oime

    that black one looks AMAZING

    NEED

    • Anonymous

      Looks like my samsung focus to be honest :)

  • Anonymous

    I hope they make a wifi only zune version too, that would be slick! I love these concepts, especially if the back plates are interchangeable.

  • Wourelia

    Ok, if these are real, I´m buying a black one.

  • GP007

    These are very slick, good new design and add in any little UI tweaks they might do as well it could really stand out.

  • http://www.seriousinternets.com Tim Smith

    Before I saw those pictures I said I wouldn’t buy a Nokia device but damn I would buy one of those black or blue ones. I totally just got a phoner. I’d like the ability to get custom back plates that match the color options for the tiles.

  • Sosocal2003

    How come there’s no link to engadget at all?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lui.jimenez Lui Jimenez

    those are sick.. deft getting one of those

  • http://www.twitter.com/astroXP astroX

    Meh … They do look nice but I’m still in love with my HTC HD7 :]

    why can’t I login in to disqus?

  • Kid_jenius

    how long until they release a phone? because i reallyyy want one!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WSBMDBBSVOKD7NYOCTSXR6Z57U Joel

    holy smokes… Im blown away by the looks of these “prototypes”…. And we all know now that the OS on these phones are gonna be sick.. Nokia… You have just gotten my attention.. Now sell me one of those bad boys… lol

  • http://twitter.com/tiwahu Timothy Huber

    Hmmmm…my Pictures app doesn’t have an “albums” link. More than just a hardware prototype in that image?

  • Anonymous

    Very nice, I like the blue one!

  • Pieter Kroon

    I was sold to Samsung, but OMG… if the real thing will look like those, then Nokia has me sold ;-) Back to my first phone brand, I suppose.

  • http://twitter.com/DanClarkTwits Daniel Clark

    Anyone else noticed the compass and clock tiles on the home screen of the 3rd phone?

  • Steve Jobs

    Looks like Nokia is going to ruin Apple competely. Now WP7 is going to pick up some speed!

  • Manish

    I think that the WP7 team of Microsoft would be busy in working on the above prototypes so that the MS could not be able to release imminent updates to WP7. They both will show prototypes in upcoming MWC.

  • Cool Shanker

    no one want windows phone os and still million of people love symbian thay will cut thamselve from nokia and move to android for sure

    what they should do is to start a own firm for develop game and applications which can produce one primium game and applicatiion eavry month for symbian and improve their processor and ram

    i can bet symbian is most powerful os ever symbian just need a better hardware and uniquke resolution display so that developer could continue development for it without any tension

    iphone is successful only for its gaming correct if i wrong

    Read more: Nokia: We can change Windows Phone 7 interface – Pocket-lint http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/38495/nokia-windows-phone-7-changes#ixzz1DktKHqVn

  • Cool Shanker

    windows phone 7 games sucks n8 have better gaming than windows phone 7 worst move from nokia it will cut customer’s of india for sure

    • http://twitter.com/mikkybukky82 Michael

      Have you tried any? Instead of being an ignorant prick, while not pick one up and give it a go before making judgment.. you liar.

    • Manish

      Just use before commenting on anything. Try and write

  • Simon Stark

    All I can say is: OMG WTF FTW WANT!!!

  • WP7 User

    Very nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1193308166 Marko Šjor
  • http://viettelonline.com/ USB 3G Viettel

    Thank you very much!