Industry insider and analyst Eldar Murtazin has launched a typically scathing attack on Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 handset, claiming it ticks none of the right boxes.
In an interview with Finnish broadcasting network YLE, the Russian tech maven gave a brutally frank appraisal of Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 device, codenamed Sea Ray, claiming that the phone touted as the company's saviour is no different than the company’s existing handsets.
Murtazin said: “It’s the same inside, it’s the same speed, the display is the same. There aren’t any differences. In practice we are getting exactly the same device.”
Commenting on what he perceives at Sea Ray's lack of a USP to mark it out, he added: “We already know that in practice Nokia didn’t get anything at all. There is no chance of changing the display, they cannot add their own unique services.
“In practice Nokia’s Windows 7 phone is just Nokia’s own design. And that’s it.”
Nokia has since responded to Murtazin’s remarks, dismissing them as ‘speculation and rumours’, adding that his position as a consultant for Nokia’s competitors makes him partial.
Murtazin is no stranger to rattling Nokia’s cage, but has often landed real scoops about matters down at Espoo. He previously predicted that Microsoft would soon acquire the Finnish giant - a claim both companies initially denied.
The Nokia Blog