Nokia World: What to expect

Nokia World kicks off in London tomorrow (26 October) and Nokia is expected to unveil its very first Windows Phone 7 handsets.


Steve Ballmer has said that the Finnish giant 'will have a chance at their Nokia World show next week to show a bunch of new devices running Windows Phone'. Already leaked is the Nokia Lumia 800, along with a few other devices codenamed the Sabre and Ace.


The Nokia Lumia 800 (above) was originally leaked back in August as the Sea Ray, and comes with a 3.7-inch ClearBlack display as seen in Nokia's N9 and X7 handsets, Carl Zeiss eight-megapixel camera and a zippy 1.4-GHz dual-core processor. The on-board storage is a beefy 16GB.


The Nokia Sabre shares all the above specs, except with a five-megapixel camera and half the on-board storage at 8GB. Windows phones do not have expandable microSD memory slots. 


Last of all, the Nokia Ace looks to be the flagship, with a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen, 1.4-GHz processor and eight-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. It comes with 16GB storage.


All three handsets will run on the latest version of Windows Phone 7, Mango.


Back when Nokia and Microsoft first announced their partnership, it was expected that Nokia's ace in the hole would its ability to produce Windows smartphones at a lower spec and lower price than the existing, very high-end devices from  HTC, Samsung, LG and Dell.


However, the leaked devices clock in with a similar spec list to its high-end predecessors – and most likely a similar price of around £500.


Will Nokia World see the announcement of a lower-end Windows Phone from Nokia? We'll be there from tomorrow reporting with further news, photos and hands-on videos!



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