Nokia’s Windows Phone “Sun” device details leak, due in November

By Tom Warren, on 6th Oct 11 8:18 am with 27 Comments

Nokia "Sun" Windows Phone

Details on another Windows Phone Nokia device have emerged, indicating that Nokia may have a number of handsets on offer at launch.

Nokia’s “Sun” Windows Phone device has been revealed in a posting at a french Windows Phone site. reports that the Nokia Sun will be made available between November 7 and 13, shortly after Microsoft’s Nokia World conference. The phone includes the following specifications:

  • Windows 7.5 Phone Mango
  • 1.4Ghz Processor
  • Unibody shell polycarbonate
  • 16GB storage
  • 8MP camera
  • 3.7-inch AMOLED screen
  • Micro sim card
  • Available 7-13 November 2011

The Nokia “Sun” appears to be similar to Nokia’s “Sea Ray” and “Sabre” devices. It’s possible that both names are simply codenames and that the Sun will become the final branding for at least one of them.

Nokia “Sea Ray”

  • Clear Black Display CBD
  • CarlZeiss
  • 8MP AF
  • 3.7″ amoled screen
  • 16gb internal storage
  • 1.4gHz processor
  • Mango WP7.5
  • battery 1540mAh
Nokia “Sabre”
  • interchangeable back cover
  • CBD
  • 25gb skydrive
  • 3.7″ LCD
  • 8gb internal storage
  • 5mp AF
  • 1.4gHz processor
  • Mango
Nokia “Ace”
  • 4.3″ amoled
  • 1800mAh
  • carl zeiss
  • 8mp AF
  • mango+
  • HSPA+
  • CBD
  • 1.4 gHz processor
  • 16GB internal storage

Nokia is expected to unveil its first Windows Phone powered device at its Nokia World 2011 conference in London later this month. A large 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 enhancements. Nokia is believed to be preparing its “Sea Ray” device for the first official public unveiling, alongside “Ace” and “Sabre” devices. Nokia Windows Phone devices are expected to hit shelves in time for the holidays.

  • Anonymous

    c’mon Nokia, we’re eagerly waiting :)

  • Anonymous

    Microsoft and their partners continue to think that 16GB is all the smartphone consumer wants.
    Meanwhile the iPhone goes from 32GB to 64GB.
    Shame on you Microsoft, Shame on y’all.

    • Anonymous

      I understand your frustration, but the iPhone isn’t exactly making leaps and bounds at the moment either. *cough* 4S *cough*

    • Tim Smith

      But as he said the iPhone has 32 and 64gb options.

    • notePAD

      You get additional 25 GB SkyDrive storage in the cloud too. You should appologize…

    • Ef Jay

      How much of that would you be able to acess before your 2GB monthly data allowance runs out and you are charged overages? Not to mention when you have no signal in your basement, on the underground/subway, in airplane mode on a long flight, etc. AND that 25GB so far is 99% for documents. Good luck listening to your Expenses.xlsx.

    • Jonathan Marston

      I totally agree that 32GB is needed. I might be able to get by with 16GB, but 32GB seems about right for me. Not sure I’d personally use 64GB, but I’m sure there are others out there that would love it.

      That said, I’m running 24GB on my Focus right now and still have a few GB free. Running on the stock 8GB was driving me nuts!

    • Anonymous

      microsoft has nothing to do with this. The OEMs are just trying to keep costs down. Microsoft doesn’t build phones.

    • Chuck Whitaker

      Microsoft has everything to do with this, its called raise the minimum specs requirements to atleast 32gb…

    • Anonymous

      Look, some people (like my self) can actually live perfectly fine off 8GB, let alone 16.  I would like to see models offered with 32 or more, but I understand if OEM’s are trying to keep costs down.  The best compromise to this would be to make microSD a requirement for WP8 and beyond.

  • Mike Baker

    It would be nice for one absolutely stellar phone instead of a jumble of similar phones, with similar features, all artificially separated by minor differences.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am all for a plethora of choices, but make the first one an absolute killer phone with outstanding appeal.

    • Guest

      I doubt the logic of that is lost on them.

  • Adam Sharif

    Looks impressive, if they pull this one off properly I may be tempted to make the switch from Android!

  • Gamer

    Sun is such a bad name, WE consumers already know “SeaRay” is coming and Nokia should market towards that/

    • phil jay

      Like the sun going down in the Java lands :P

    • Heston Sinuraya

      Actually there is an island called Java in Indonesia

  • phil jay

    I wouldn’t need it, but they still need a flagship with ultra powerful dual core and 64gb and pro camera and stuff…

  • Anonymous

    The Nokia Ace has Mango +
    What is Mango + ?

    • macbass

      Microsoft allowed Nokia to add modifications to WP7, all other OEMs could only make modifications to the hardware side. Mango+ could be those modifications. I’m very interested to see what those modifications will be.

      I’m really hoping that in addition to the (most likely) pentaband GSM models that Nokia will announce at Nokia World, that Nokia introduces some CDMA variants. Yes, I realize that HSPA+ is better, etc. – however, only HTC has a presence on CDMA carriers in the U.S.  Nokia still has some rather deep-seated brand loyalty in those customers which could certainly move a lot of devices into those customers’ hands

  • Chris Ferreira

    Goddamn I can’t wait for these….

  • JimmyFal

    There seems to be ONE thing missing from most of these fall releases, where is the Gorilla Glass?

  • Anonymous

    Tom, why are you listing 25GB of SkyDrive space as a spec?  Lets not insult our intelligence.

    • Dotlex

      You are right. Remembering that will be nice to have a phone for full backup/mirror/sync of your PC files. Maybe in a few years…

    • Guest

      I agree. If they’re going to list SkyDrive, might as well list “millions of web pages” too

  • Anonymous

    Any word on US carriers?  I am wondering which phones will be AT&T and Sprint.

  • Anonymous

    So, no models with physical keyboard?

  • Anonymous

    tbh if it had 64gb – for me at least about 62gb of that would be empty…
    But I’m really keen to see what Ace actually looks like :)