Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7.5 devices will launch in November, according to reports.
The Finnish smartphone maker is currently preparing to unveil its first Windows Phone devices at Nokia World in London next week. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop revealed last week that he was “reviewing final plans for #NokiaWorld … very excited about October 26th!,” in a twitter message on Thursday. Italian site iPhoneItalia claims the first Nokia Windows Phone device will be available in the country during November.
The dates line up with a large number of leaks indicating that Nokia is preparing 700 and 800 naming for its Windows Phones. The Nokia “Sea Ray” device looks like it will be marketed as the Nokia 800 in some markets. Marketing material leaked last week that depicted two adverts for Nokia Windows Phone devices. The first advert comes with the tag line “today the sun will rise and set. The rest is up for grabs.” The second advert features the tag line “take, tag, sort and share. All in a flash.” Both adverts demonstrate the social sharing aspects of Windows Phone 7.5.
Nokia appears to be preparing at least two Windows Phone devices. A number of different codenames and specification lists have emerged over the past few weeks, none of them yet confirmed. The Nokia 800 naming follows previous leaks that indicated Nokia could be planning a simple numbering system for its Windows Phone devices. Nokia is expected to unveil its first Windows Phone powered device at its Nokia World 2011 conference in London later this month. A number of Microsoft employees will also be speaking at Nokia World to detail the latest improvements with Windows Phone 7.5 and presumably some of Nokia’s software improvements. Nokia is believed to be preparing its “Sea Ray” device for the first official public unveiling, alongside another device codenamed the “Ace” or “Sabre”.
WinRumors will be reporting live from Nokia World 2011 to bring you the latest Windows Phone details, stay tuned.