Nokia working on four Windows Phone 7 handsets

Nokia working on four Windows Phone 7 handsets

Nokia is hard at work on its debut Windows Phone 7 smartphones – Stephen Elop told us so just the other day. But aside from knowing they'll probably run the Mango update to WinPho from launch, there's not a whole lot else we have to go on.

Enter mobile soothsayer Eldar Murtazin, who has dished up some interesting info via Twitter on just what Nokia has in the pipelines.

Murtazin has a knack for revealing inside info way before anyone else has an inkling it even exists, and while he's not always on the money, it happens often enough for us to listen when he talks.

Or tweets, in this case. The Mobile-Review frontman has revealed that Nokia has four Windows Phone handsets in the research and development phase right now.

He says two of them are Windows Phone “chassis 1” devices, meaning they will follow the standard WinPho spec seen on current models from other manufacturers – that is a 1GHz or faster processor, at least 8GB of on-board storage and a 5-megapixel camera.

Intriguingly, though, the other pair will be “chassis 2” phones, a class we haven't come across yet. Murtazin refers to the HTC Ignite (or we assume so – he's spelled it “Ignate”), which had an 800MHz processor inside, so we assume chassis 2 is a step-down spec for mid-range phones.

He also confirms Nokia has a tablet in the pipelines, though unlike other rumours we've heard recently he seems fairly convinced it'll run Windows 8.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 23, 2011 at 12:00

I'll keep this short - don't want Eldar to trace my connection lol.
That is kind of a no-brainer (he's good at those)... "r&d working on..." That statement is impossible to disprove. R&D won't talk, and if we never see those phones, blame Nokia. Not Eldar. Of course, Nokes aren't just working on one phone. In the same way that Microsoft constantly work on 3 or more new Windows versions, phone makers using a new OS will always work on any number of prototypes. #commonsense
Not to deminish his enormous clout in the scene, but as you said, he's not always right, and even when he is, he can go wrong - despite his hatred for Symbian ^3 both the N8 and the C7 are hits for Nokia. Now I'll better reset my modem and find that Venezuelan passport :p


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