There’s still a few hours till Nokia World at the time of writing (er, I might not be in the UK at the mo), but by the time you read this it’ll be just an hour – or less – away.
Various leaks have pretty much given the game away in terms of which handsets we can expect, so we figured we’d have a quick recap before Nokia spills its can of official beans.
Nokia World is a big deal for both Microsoft and Nokia. Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 hasn’t performed particularly well to date, and has only a few handsets backing it up. In fact, it'd be a pretty depressing state of affairs if it weren't for HTC. Nokia to the rescue. Well, that's the theory, anyway.
For the Finns, it’s crucial they convince us that they made the right decision by (a) ditching MeeGo, and (b) backing Windows Phone 7 as their “primary smartphone platform”.
The Nokia 800 was referred to as the Sea Ray for months, but a recent leak seems to indicate that it’ll be called the Nokia Lumia 800. Crucial specs are still a mystery, but we can probably expect a 3.7in display, 1.4GHz processor, and 8MP camera.
A few weeks ago we heard about a modest Nokia 800 variant called the Sabre. Well, looks like it’ll be the Nokia Lumia 710. Remember, Nokia’s numbering thingy means the higher number – the sweeter the phone, so the Lumia will probably have less internal storage and fewer megapixels. Probably.
Rounding off the trio, we’re also expecting a bigger Nokia Lumia, much like the 800 but with a larger display. Cripes knows what the numbering for that bad boy will be, if he does indeed exist.
Finally, Engadget has spotted a portrait QWERTY being unloaded, with the tagline: “You. Me. Everyone. Let's QWERTY.” It’s possibly the low-end Nokia 303 Series 40 phone that leaked a few weeks ago.
All eyes on London. Let’s be hearing you, Elop.