Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has unveiled Nokia’s first Windows Phone device.
Elop demonstrated the device at an internal company meeting earlier this week. 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. Images of the device first originated on Thursday morning and have now been confirmed by a full video demonstration of the device.
Elop mentions that the device is “super confidential” and that the company doesn’t want to see it out in the blogosphere. “Beautiful design, gorilla glass, pillow shaped backing, carl ziess 8MP camera,” says Elop. 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.