Nokia's debut Windows Phones: the W7 and W8?

Nokia's debut Windows Phones: the W7 and W8?It was only a matter of time before some fairly concrete rumours hit the airwaves regarding Nokia's forthcoming Windows Phone 7 debutants, and when it comes to hazy punts into the distant future, it's no surprise to hear the name Eldar Murtazin popping up.

The self-styled mobile insider claims to have the inside line on Nokia's Microsoft-infused handsets – in fact he even claims to have secured an early hands-on with a prototype. Read on for all the details.

According to Murtazin, the first two WP-powered Nokias will be titled the Nokia W7 and W8, which doesn't sound too unreasonable an idea given Nokia's current naming conventions (their full titles would no doubt be W7-00 and W8-00).

Going into more detail, our insider friend claims the W7 is based on the just-launched X7 hardware, so would most likely be a gaming-focused handset, while the W8 takes its cues from the current N8.

Murtazin says that like other Windows Phone partners, Nokia is being given a fairly narrow window of flexibility in terms of the hardware, and both new handsets will be built around Qualcomm chipsets.

He says the W7 is being used as the in-house test device, and as such will most likely make it to market before the W8. But on the back of this pair Nokia has as many as a dozen Windows Phone handsets lined up to appear before the end of next year.

It's worth noting, however, that Murtazin's track record – particularly when it comes to Nokia – hasn't been bulletproof, so we're not sure what to make of these new claims. For the most part, they do seem plausible, but that could indicate an educated guess rather than a genuine inside scoop. We're unlikely to know which for a good while yet.

Via Engadget

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 14, 2011 at 09:54

Basically, lets be hones, EM is not saying anything ;)
As to his track record - I have passed kidney stones with more accuracy :p
I'm just kidding, ease up.
I never had a kidney stone.

Stelph  Apr. 14, 2011 at 11:58

Whatever Nokia come out with I really hope they continue to push the envelope when it comes to Hardware and specifications and that Microsoft dont hold them back in any way from differenciating from the other phones out there.

So far all the Windows Phones that are out have all been so very "samey" with very similar sizes, specs ect, where as the Nokia N8 stood out amongst other phones as very well specced (amazing camera, well built, striking looks) but was slated, rightly or wrongly, due to Symbian. If Nokia could combine the N8 with Windows 7 then it would be as important to WP7 as the Motorola Droid was to Android (i.e. a MASSIVE uptake of Android in the US)

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 14, 2011 at 19:06

+1

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