Nokia’s Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Sea Ray’ device handled on video

By Tom Warren, on 19th Jul 11 6:49 am with 50 Comments

Nokia’s first Windows Phone device has leaked out once again.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop demonstrated the device at an internal company meeting last month but didn’t go too deep into specifics. The device, codenamed Sea Ray, is expected to be available later this year. The design of the device appears to be identical to the recently announced Nokia N9, powered by MeeGo. The device is”super confidential” at this stage and features gorilla glass, pillow shaped backing and a carl ziess 8MP camera. The secret nature of the device hasn’t stopped it leaking however. WPCentral spotted a Chinese video of ‘Sea Ray’ booting up into Windows Phone 7.5. The video demo (shown below) provides a good hands on for the new device. The product is Nokia’s first Windows Phone device and will be available later this year when the company releases a batch of Windows Phone Mango devices.

Nokia recently revealed that it is planning to hold the annual Nokia World conference on October 26-27 in London. The timing matches up with a possible Windows Phone Nokia device launch date. Nokia World is typically used to launch new products before the holiday season. Nokia has previously revealed that the company plans to launch its first Windows Phones in six European countries. Nokia plans to launch first in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and the Netherlands. Nokia’s Windows Phone devices are currently labeled with “W” (for Windows). Nokia is also rumored to be launching a dual-core N8 variant with a 12MP camera, QWERTY touchscreen candy bar phone and a cheaper touchscreen device with less expensive body.

  • http://www.bestwp7games.com/ Saijo George

    I think its missing the rumored front facing camera :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/aerosmillie David Smillie

      camera is top right of the phone

    • JustPassingThru

      at the video’s 1:29 part, I also don’t see any front-facing camera in there. I just hope this would still change before going to market… :-(

    • JustPassingThru

      Ooppsss.., sorry… it’s 0:43 of 1:29 in video…

    • http://www.facebook.com/colspot Muhammad BiLДL

      Just Think, If Nokia can put a dedicated camera button on windows phone, then why it can’t put a front facing camera. This is the basic thing nokia phones have, If there is no specially a front camera, it cant be a Nokia.

  • http://twitter.com/JackWilkins0n Jack Wilkinson

    OH MY GOD STUPID SIDE OFF BUTTON

    • CandidCalum

      What’s wrong with an Off button on the side?

    • Guest

      easy to accidentally hit :(

    • Anonymous

      Side buttons are quick and do not require you to MOVE you hand to turn off the device.

  • Anonymous

    This phone is beautiful but I’m not really digging the coloured side buttons..Is that just protective blue plastic covering them?

    • http://www.gadgeterija.net Denis Jelec

      Given the fact that in most other “leaks” buttons were chrome-alike I’d say it could be that protective plastic wrapping.

  • blackletter

    I bought my AT&T HTC HD7S NoDo phone last month a week after it was released. However, after reading about the Windows Mango HTC Eternity with its 4.7″ WVGA screen, I can say with mathematical certainty that I will upgrading to the Eternity when and if it’s released on AT&T. Does anyone here share my sentiment? I’m so excited about the new series of Windows Mango Phones!

    • Anonymous

      I think we all share the sentiment as far as getting new Windows Phone Mango devices is concerned, but I’d be guessing that most people are interested in what Nokia’s devices are, not so much HTC’s.

  • Anonymous

    nice 

  • Dino

    man, that looks awesome. i’m gonna get one once it releases and give my HTC Mozart to my wife to replace her old iPhone 3G.

  • Anonymous

    I really want that blue Phone, from the first moment I saw the photo!

  • http://www.andrew-stockdale.co.uk Andrew Stockdale

    Looks pretty badass. The dodgy three buttons appear to have been replaced by fixed capacatitive touch buttons as well which is good. Might have to get one, will see how things pan out. With Nokia coming into the fold and bringing their impressive technology (NAVTEQ for one), it’s going to be good, that much is for sure.

  • Anonymous

    This is extremely interesting. It shows that either all of the Sea Ray leaks are deliberate, or that even the people of Nokia don’t care about it. Back when there was the N8, we only started seeing the phone after it was announced and there was barely any information on it unless it was official. For this, we are actually being fed information on it when most people want to know about the N9. This might be because the people of the company want to ruin WP7 and go MeeGo way, or they are trying to make (a failed version of)what happened to the iPhone 4. 

    I can’t believe they don’t have security cameras inside the factory.

    • http://twitter.com/furdworetzky Fur Dworetzky

      Factories are extremely large and security cameras can’t catch everything.

    • Anonymous

      I’d say it’s the other way around, they keep releasing the footage to keep the interest in WP7 N9, cause no one really cares about it, N9 MeeGo is way better.

      If they don’t “leak” the footage, most people will forget about WP7 N9

    • Anonymous

      LOL! Nobody gives a shit about Meego, except Microsoft hating tools like you. Meego is a dead platform with no developer support to speak of. Elop knows this, and knows they can never build an ecosystem on a platform developers don’t give a shit about. How long has Nokia been working on Meego and Symbian? What do they have to show for it? Nothing but declining market share, revenue, and brand recognition. Meego is crap. Then again, most open source operating systems are.

    • BeaslieG

      But he was right about all of the “leaks” simple being use to try to keep both Nokia and WP7 relevant.  If MS management had not screw the pooch so bad with the OS in the beginning and eFlop had not done the same with Nokia transition to WP7, then either would not have to rely on phony crap like this.

    • Guest

      If they keep doing this leak stuff there will be absolutely no buzz when the phone is leased.  The thing that Apple does so good at and media hangs on there every word they keep a mystery about upcoming product that keeps people excited and all kinds of coverage.  By the time they get this Nokia WP7 out it is going to be yawwwwwwwwn no matter how good it may be.   ANd the damn thing is only going to be sold in a few countries.  It is really frustrating to be pulling for this OS.  

    • zzz

      It is like a women, after the first few time seeing the naked it is like so what and on to the next even if she is pretty.

    • Major Plonquer

      I agree 100%.  I like to hang out in tittie bars and I have to say that once you’ve see twenty or thirty naked women you want to see the rest of them.

    • Major Plonquer

      I agree 100%. I had a Windows Mobile phone in 2003 and it was like a total yawwwwwwwwn when the iPhone came out.  Same same.

    • Major Plonquer

      I agree 100%. I had a Windows Mobile phone in 2003 and it was like a total yawwwwwwwwn when the iPhone came out.  Same same.

    • Major Plonquer

      Untrue.  MeeGo is certainly NOT dead.  Have a look at what’s happening in Asia (y’know the place where most people live and where your phone comes from).  With all the lawsuits and with Google’s apalling lack of anything even resembling customer support just about every handset/tablet manufacturer is looking for an alternative to Android and would happily dump it in a flash. No, it won’t be WP7 as that’s too costly and too difficult to differentiate.  In two years we’ll be wondering whatever happened to Android and we’ll have to look it up on Bing on our MeeGo handsets.

    • Major Plonquer

      Untrue.  MeeGo is certainly NOT dead.  Have a look at what’s happening in Asia (y’know the place where most people live and where your phone comes from).  With all the lawsuits and with Google’s apalling lack of anything even resembling customer support just about every handset/tablet manufacturer is looking for an alternative to Android and would happily dump it in a flash. No, it won’t be WP7 as that’s too costly and too difficult to differentiate.  In two years we’ll be wondering whatever happened to Android and we’ll have to look it up on Bing on our MeeGo handsets.

    • Tuxplorer

      Lol. Meego, LinSux, Android suck balls. WP7 is the greatest smartphone OS EVER. Metro UI is the most beautiful, productive and elegant UI of all time.

    • http://www.about.me/AngeloGopaul Eingoluq

      you remind me of Kanye West.

    • http://twitter.com/efjay01 Ef Jay

      Meego doesnt matter, at least not to Nokia. Its a dead end OS they have already abandonded and the N9 will probably see a limited release. Why would they put any marketing money behind that when they are now going full steam with WP7? And apart from tech blogs it seems no one is interested in meego, no other 1st tier OEM is talking about it so why would Nokia care?

  • Stevejobs

    I really hoped that they made it more like the concept phone (see thumbnail)

    • Anonymous

      There’s a lot more to come….

    • Anonymous

      There’s a lot more to come….

  • Eli

    Actually come to think of it, I was really looking forward to this phone, but now again (personal opinion) I’m no longer interested, as it has capacitive buttons. I went for the LG Optimus 7 because of its physical buttons, and I don’t see myself being swayed by capacitive buttons any time soon

    Then again its my personal opinion

  • J A

    What really sux about WP is that there is no I/O port standard, all OEMs use any of micro- or mini-USB instead of standardizing on one and they all put these ports in random places on the device. All of this really makes it difficult for any peripherals to be brought to market for any Windows Phone device. This “Sea Ray” for example has it ontop next to the 3.5mm jack, what a stupid spot for a USB connector. I am surprised that MS missed or left that out of the hardware spec. They should all choose one port type and center it at the bottom of all devices so we can, for example, be able to buy stereo docks/in-car docks, etc for WP devices. That is one up in iPhone’s favor.

    • JustPassingThru

      I think that’s the OEM’s thing, not MS’s. MS designs the software, puts some minimum requirements, but the hardware designs are built by various OEMs. If port location on phones is what that sucks in your view about the WP7 phone, it’s the phone makers themselves you have to look into not MS. iPhone is just one phone, made by one company for both software and hardware. If you’re going to compare WP7 software/hardware landscape, might as well look at Android phones.

    • JustPassingThru

      I think that’s the OEM’s thing, not MS’s. MS designs the software, puts some minimum requirements, but the hardware designs are built by various OEMs. If port location on phones is what that sucks in your view about the WP7 phone, it’s the phone makers themselves you have to look into not MS. iPhone is just one phone, made by one company for both software and hardware. If you’re going to compare WP7 software/hardware landscape, might as well look at Android phones.

    • Morgan

      I agree and this is the only reason I miss my iPhone. I used to dock it on the night stand and it served as my alarm clock very well. Now with the USB cable at the top (Samsung Focus), I am forced to lay the phone on it’s back and in the morning I must pick the phone up and fumble with it to kill the alarm. Also having the cable connect at the top makes it awkward to use plugged in as the cable pulls at the top of the device. Very poor design on an otherwise beautiful device. I really hope they correct this on future devices.

    • Morgan

      I agree and this is the only reason I miss my iPhone. I used to dock it on the night stand and it served as my alarm clock very well. Now with the USB cable at the top (Samsung Focus), I am forced to lay the phone on it’s back and in the morning I must pick the phone up and fumble with it to kill the alarm. Also having the cable connect at the top makes it awkward to use plugged in as the cable pulls at the top of the device. Very poor design on an otherwise beautiful device. I really hope they correct this on future devices.

    • Isr

      have you thought about getting a proper clock-radio alarm? I no longer use my phone as an alarm, not just loud enough and the sound too predictable causing my brain to ignore it :)

    • https://me.yahoo.com/bk212#295b0 Guest

      I’d rather use bluetooth than a connector.

    • Test1ngi23

      You can charge a phone through bluetooth?

    • http://twitter.com/efjay01 Ef Jay

      The placement is random but the connector is standard micro usb.

  • Allenstone

    Interested in windows phone but not this one if this is real. Where have the nokia designers been?

  • JustPassingThru

    Does the “Q” on the boot-up process stand for Qualcomm…?

    • Anonymous

      Yes.

  • Ops31337

    we here in the U.S. never get the good stuff first; I really dig Nokia devices and I will wait but man, my E71x is getting a bit “tired” ya know.

  • Ops31337

    we here in the U.S. never get the good stuff first; I really dig Nokia devices and I will wait but man, my E71x is getting a bit “tired” ya know.