Nokia’s first-ever Windows Phone Mango-powered smartphone will be unveiled to an expectant tech world in just under two weeks’ time, a press event invitation suggests.
Journos are being enticed to the August 17th joint Microsoft and Nokia press call in Cologne with the promise of “exciting actions (sic)” and “surprises”. There’s no specific mention of what ought to be causing us so much excitement, but the smart money is that we’ll get our first proper look of the handset provisionally dubbed the Sea Ray.
This would tie in with the mooted September release date for the first Mango phones, which are set to include efforts from LG, Fujitsu and Samsung.
Thus far, we’ve had to be content with snatched glimpses of the landmark smartphone, which marks the first time that Nokia has ever developed a handset running a third-party operating system.
Specs remain thin on the ground, but a leaked blurrycam clip revealed that claims it would be free of front-facing physical buttons (a la Nokia N9) were wide of the mark, with three pads clearly available beneath the screen.
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