The Nokia 703 leaks: is this the Sea Ray?

The Nokia 703 leaks: is this the Sea Ray?It's looking increasingly likely that Nokia's first Windows Phone handset will be announced at the Nokia World conference in London at the end of next month, and a newly leaked image of the phone in question on a poster has given us some interesting new info to mull over too.

Top of the list is the name Nokia 703, which is now being touted as the potential new identity for the device codenamed 'Sea Ray', which suggests the first Nokia WinPho handset might be more mid-range than we were first presuming.

There have been rumours to that effect, it has to be said, which are suggesting that the first device – or first round of devices if there's more than one – will simply establish Nokia on the platform before the real heavy hitters land early next year.

And this slightly blurry product poster image surfaced by WMPowerUser seems to fall into line with that theory. The device pictured does look an awful lot like the 'Sea Ray' famously flashed by Stephen Elop just after the Nokia N9 launched a couple of months ago.

And according to the spec sheet it measures 112 x 60.8 x 12.3mm, weighs 114g and packs a 3.7in LCD with a 480 x 800 resolution, along with a 5-megapixel camera with 720p video smarts, 8GB of storage and 512MB of RAM.

In terms of spec, that's similar enough to the recently announced Nokia 701 to make the product number sound about right, though we'd have to say it isn't exactly a breathtaking list of features.

At the bottom of the poster it looks like it says something about the date 27 November (next to the word “General”).

While we're a bit confused by why the information would be presented that way, we can only think it must be referring to when the handset is expected to go on sale.

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blizzard7  Sep. 1, 2011 at 19:08

Not Sea Ray. Sea Ray had an 8MP Carl Zeiss camera, not 5MP. Sea Ray is more likely to be a Nokia 800 or 900 series phone.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 1, 2011 at 19:47

I agree with Blizzard, this phone doesn't have high enough specs for it to be Sea Ray.

nokiafan1  Sep. 1, 2011 at 20:34

i'd say the sea ray would be more like an 800 (like the N8)

bigfatty  Sep. 1, 2011 at 22:51

this is the new Searay device. You plonkers.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 1, 2011 at 23:31

bigfatty, if you're right (which I'm not sure you are, blizzard seems to have the better argument here), then Nokia have once again failed to produce anything even half interesting.

blizzard7  Sep. 1, 2011 at 23:51

Might as well admit now this is the album art fiasco all over again Matt :p

Jokes aside, I've spotted something else. While I know the Sea Ray that got "leaked" by Elop was a prototype, it had 4 buttons on the right side, not 3 like this slide shows (if this slide is even legit).

Something that's worrying me is the lack of storage on these Windows Phones. I would love to try out Windows Phone but even HTC's newly announced Titan (sidenote: HTC have already released a bloody Titan and a TyTN) has a miserable 12.6 GBs usable. Come on guys, my music library alone is 10 GBs, how am I going to put apps, videos and photos on that as well?! I hope Nokia has the common sense to release a 32 GB or larger model.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 2, 2011 at 00:27

Album artwork...I don't know what you're on about Blizzard ;).

I agree with you about this not being Sea Ray though, it's nothing like the phone that was leaked a few months ago. It's worse in pretty much every spec department, I mean 8gb of storage...that's it...really...?

I also agree with you about WP7 devices needing either a microSD card slot or far higher memory versions. The titan is quite clearly aimed at watching films, which is going to be hard with only 12.6gb of usable memory, apps included. I'll stick to android thanks. The galaxy note looks, AWESOME :D!

blizzard7  Sep. 6, 2011 at 21:17


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