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Nokia trails Windows Phone 7 event, phones to debut?

Nokia trails Windows Phone 7 event, phones to debut?

Smartfans could get their first look at the first-ever Windows Phone 7-powered Nokia handsets this month, after the Finnish phone maker announced a mystery press call.

Set to be held in Athens on May 17th, the event's invitation is very low on detail. However, the message ‘save the date’ is being interpreted as an allusion to the “marriage” of Microsoft and Nokia last year, suggesting that the showcase will be marked by the official unveiling of the debut Nokia-branded WP7 smarties.

Exactly what to expect from the handsets remains anyone’s guess. And the flyer certainly gives us nothing new to go on.

nokia save the date

However, comments previously made by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop hint at mid-range smartphones that team Nokia’s keen price points with Microsoft’s natty tile-based UI.

Currently, scrupulous device specifications imposed by Microsoft on third-party phone makers have restricted WP7 the OS to high-end mobiles that remain out of reach of consumers on a budget.

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