Nokia Sabre Windows Phone pic, specs revealed?

Nokia Sabre Windows Phone pic, specs revealed?So all the months of speculation will come to an end next week and we'll finally get to see what Nokia has up its Scandinavian sleeve when it comes to some Windows Phone mobile magic.

But that means we've still got a good few days left for rumours and speculation, so cast your eyes over this bit of leaky pic action of what's claimed to be the Nokia Sabre we heard about a few weeks ago

We have PocketNow to thank for this shaky-handed photo, which handily comes with a good few specs too for our added deliberation.

But first, the visuals, and let's face it, if this is the Sabre it's hardly the sleekest handset in the world. The screen is clearly on the small side – 3.5in across, we're told – but that's a decidedly chunky bezel running around it. Could a QWERTY keyboard be lurking underneath – the Windows Phone range could certainly do with a few.

Anyhow, as for the rest of the specs, we're assured that the Sabre has a 1.4GHz processor, along with 1GB of RAM – which isn't too bad it must be said, though less impressive is the claimed 5-megapixel camera.

Lastly, we're led to believe the Nokia Sabre will be priced at between €300 and €350, which seems an unlikely detail to know ahead of time, but that's just us.

Will we know more about the Sabre come Nokia World next Wednesday? Let's hope so.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 21, 2011 at 16:22

omg, could there be more bezel?

Treab  Oct. 21, 2011 at 16:32

no wonder nokia is failing... that looks hideous...

jason48  Oct. 21, 2011 at 17:25

Nokia, stop embrassing yourslef now and leave the mobile game with dignity.

bettsy  Oct. 21, 2011 at 20:45

It's a fake picture

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 22, 2011 at 01:19

Bettsy, I think you might be right. It looks a bit too Nokia 2008 to fit in with current designs.

Treab  Oct. 22, 2011 at 01:36

or it could be real just very very ugly.

bettsy  Oct. 22, 2011 at 11:39

Some people over at engadget saw some portrait pics and the WP7 tiles didn't look straight with the screen making it looked like it was photoshopped

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 22, 2011 at 14:42

jason46, what's the last Nokia you used? (I don't mean pointing at the display dummy in CPW by "use")

Treab  Oct. 22, 2011 at 15:21

tbf to jason. ELOP should quit the mobile game...

hmm nokias share of the mobile market is falling... I KNOW WE WILL JOIN UP WITH MS WHO HAVE THE SMALLEST SHARE OF ALL :D cant possibly go right can it :p

bettsy  Oct. 22, 2011 at 22:52

Nokia always get a lot of criticism for their smart phones, but they still own the sub £100 feature phone market.

bettsy  Oct. 22, 2011 at 22:55

NB. i used an E7 for a while, was actually a nice bit of kit. Only problem was the processor gave it a little slow experience in terms of running applications, emails etc. Their Nokia Maps (soon to be called Nokia Navigation) is by and large THE best mobile sat nav application, **** on some standalone sat nav units by TomTom and Garmin.

Their OS has always been something which let the whole package down, Windows was their only choice in moving to a new OS and i'm hopeful that if Microsoft do their bit in pushing WP7 then Nokia's hardware will make it a serious third option in the market place.

Treab  Oct. 22, 2011 at 23:15

Windows was their only choice...

shall we count the os's

Android
Palm os - Webos
sticking with symbian

yep windows is truely the only option...

and nokias smartphones are crap due to low hardware/high cost...

i agree most aren't geeks but if you walk into phones4u and spend 2 mins looking at smartphones and see 1.2ghz dual core vs 600mhz single core most if they didnt know what that meant (for a 400 quid phone) would ask and be told its to do with how fast the phone can process information...

which would you choose?

bettsy  Oct. 22, 2011 at 23:50

Android is thrown across too many manufacturers so there is no differential for them to release a product in that crowded marketplace. They'll stand out with Windows.

As for specs, probably 80-90% of the public couldn't care less about the tech side. All that matters is cost, looks and what applications/messaging abilities is there. It's only geeks that care about the specs which in reality of the retail sales environment, count for a tiny, tiny amount. It's just that the internet seems to make them have a bigger voice that what they actually are.

Treab  Oct. 23, 2011 at 01:04

Do me a favour. walk into phones4u carphone warehouse etc and see whats written on a phone description.

I argue for the un-nerds (they exist people) but i would say 90% know about tech these days they may not know what everything means most wont know the the difference between RAM and ROM.

but ask them which is bigger 1.2ghz and 600mhz and they will know.

if they see dual core and single core they will know what it means..

so seeing a nokia N9 at 1ghz single core for the same price as a samsung galaxy s2 at 1.2ghz dual core they will know the difference.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 23, 2011 at 10:53

Treab, yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn. :p Zzzzzzzzzzz

bettsy  Oct. 23, 2011 at 11:53

The only numbers they care about is price, not about specs.

Treab  Oct. 23, 2011 at 13:04

if 2 phones are the same price next to each other you honestly think people will just buy it

again bettsy as you seem stupid.

1.2ghz dual core

vs

1ghz single core

BOTH COSTS £400

which would 90% of the world buy.

if you need me to do this with hand puppets let me know.

jan just because your a symbian fanboy :p the only symbian fanboy :p

bettsy  Oct. 23, 2011 at 13:29

You're not getting my points, people will look at price first. Of course if they're EXACTLY the same price (just so you can entertain a fantasy scenario) then other elements will come into it. If someone is looking for a phone and aren't some form of geek on the internet whacking one off to specs then their main motivation is price over & above everything else.

Keep your hand puppets, you'll need them as back up for people to listen to you :)

bettsy  Oct. 23, 2011 at 13:36

E7 is down to £249.99 at Amazon now, much better priced than @ the £400 odd price that they had previously, E6 down to £219.99 as well

Treab  Oct. 23, 2011 at 14:00

the nokia E7 because you are annoying..

announced september 2010 (12 months back)

with a whopping 680mhz processor...

compare that if you will to...

htc desire feb 2010 1ghz processor... cheaper and more powerful...

Motorola atrix at as low as 250 for a dual core mobile... @ 1ghz each

or the xperia play at 150 @ 1ghz

now be honest with yourself and others. whos going to pay 250 for a phone that old with a low spec when you can buy newer phones for less with better specs.

price is king. simple as. its why nokia is rock bottom.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 23, 2011 at 15:06

Treab, a) no need to call anyone stupid. You may disagree, but that doesn't mean you're unstupid/less stupid/more intelligent. Get on with it without offending anyone if you please!

And while we're at it: you argue that users/shoppers have gotten smarter, and if they saw 1.2GHz vs 1GHz or 600 mHz, they'd go for the bigger figure. That is the equivalent of rating a car by exhaust pipe size. It doesn't proof smarts. Just pseudo-informednes.

Different OSs have different requirements. Most current dual-core Linux PCs will outperform quadcore Windows setups. A 1GHz Symbian phone will outperorm a 1GHz whatever - in stability, speed, and battery life. Yes, the UI animations may be smoother, but that means zip.

The Nokia N9 that you brought up (though it has little to do with Nokia's Mango range, and though it was never meant to be a mass market device (like the N91 and N900 before) - that N9 is the most searched for device on GSMArena and many other sites. People do have an interest. And I am tired of saying this, but up to Elop's February Platform speech, the Nokia N8 was outselling every single Android phone. Make of that what you want, but do not pretend noone wants Symbian.

I have said it many times: Android has great potential, the SGS2 is a great Android phone yada yada yada... I have owned more Android devices than ones of any other OS in the last 2 year. I'm no Nokia fanboy. Why would I be? What's in THAT for me?
There are people who like to experiment with their gadgets, and there are people who primarily USE a phone as a utility "with benefits" - no interest in rom-cooking, overclocking, unlocking, rooting or any of that. Nothing wrong with that.
Mobot is relatively new. Almost all of the longer help-threads are related to buggy Androids. To confusion about updates and upgrades etc etc... Android's not the holy, infallible grail. And there are people who like it and people who don't. We can get along. If the arguments don't work, an insult won't either ;)

bettsy  Oct. 23, 2011 at 15:16

And I am tired of saying this, but up to Elop's February Platform speech, the Nokia N8 was outselling every single Android phone. Make of that what you want, but do not pretend noone wants Symbian.

I have said it many times: Android has great potential, the SGS2 is a great Android phone yada yada yada... I have owned more Android devices than ones of any other OS in the last 2 year. I'm no Nokia fanboy. Why would I be? What's in THAT for me?
There are people like you, or matty, and there are people who primarily USE a phone as a utility "with benefits" - no interest in rom-cooking, overclocking, unlocking, rooting or any of that. Nothing wrong with that.
Mobot is relatively new. Almost all of the longer help-threads are related to buggy Androids. To confusion about updates and upgrades etc etc... Android's not the holy, infallible grail. And there are people who like it and people who don't.


Amen.

Treab  Oct. 23, 2011 at 15:34

"And while we're at it: you argue that users/shoppers have gotten smarter, and if they saw 1.2GHz vs 1GHz or 600 mHz, they'd go for the bigger figure. That is the equivalent of rating a car by exhaust pipe size. It doesn't proof smarts. Just pseudo-informedness."

umm... im trying to work out that argument but can't.

sorry jan but thats daft... im saying most know what these terms mean and recognise from exposure to personal computers etc that with processing speeds often bigger is better no point buying a comp with a 600mhz processor for the same as a 1.2ghz dual core is it? most people who are in the market for high level phones can recognise that sort of terminology.

now take OS Brand etc out of the argument and we hit the nail on nokias head,

It's all down to price v specs.

if you havent used android IOS or symbian (etc) but want a smartphone and see 2 phones as above

take the nokia E7 vs Motorola atrix what would you buy?

now jan if you want to make this into a symbian vs android debate let me know as i dont see a history of me mentioning it :p I argue from the position of the layman the ordinary bloke on the street who doesnt know the differences between the OS systems just whats on the cards at P4U etc.

so jan i ask again.

2 phones (personal opinions aside)

from P4U

both PAYG

and you dont know about OS systems etc which of the 2 would you pick..

N900 - £429.95

The Nokia N900 is so much more than a phone; it's a device you never want to be without. No longer will you need a separate camera, modem, memory, GPS or music player, all you will need is the Nokia N900.

With a powerful 600 MHz processor, 1GB of application memory, plus a Linux-based operating system, the Nokia N900 gives you enough power to open as many documents and websites as you want to - quickly, effortlessly, and simultaneously.

(first few lines only)

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/NOKIA-N900/PPAY&clearance=false

or

HTC Sensation £449.95

HTC Sensation brings you a brand new smartphone experience, with stunning multimedia features, the power of Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) and the latest version of HTC Sense™.

Big, beautiful display
See the whole web, every tiny detail in your family photos, and all the colours of the rainbow on Sensation's cinematic 4.3" QHD display. With Super LCD technology and a high resolution of 540x960 pixels, could this be the ultimate smartphone screen?

2x the power
Sensation is the first HTC phone to have a 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, for unparalleled speed and performance. It makes multitasking easier, while improving the web browser and making games and movies run faster.

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/HTC-SENSATION/PPAY&clearance=false

Remember from the position of a layman which would you honestly pick? if you knew nothing about phone OS etc

bettsy  Oct. 23, 2011 at 15:38

Comparing a 2009 phone to a 2011 phone? Come on....

Treab  Oct. 23, 2011 at 15:40

no. comparing 2 phones at the same price.

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