Concepts have been leaked, images revealed and videos released giving us a glimpse of what the final phone will look like.
A few weeks ago engadget revealed that Nokia together with Microsoft, are scheduled to hold an event in Cologne, Germany. Regarding the event Nokia said they will include “exciting actions and surprises” that will make the event “an evening to remember.”
Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, said that the company wanted to get its first Windows Phone 7 Mango-powered handset into the market before the end of the year but an August release date would come much sooner than expected. However news of the event has sparked rumors that the Nokia Windows Phone 7, known as the “Sea Ray” will be unveiled at the event.
Concepts show what it could have looked like
For many months after the initial announcement Nokia and Microsoft kept tight lipped about the Nokia WP 7 but that didn’t stop people from speculating. There were many concepts showing up online that claimed to be the Nokia WP 7.
The first of which was released by engadget who claimed, “we have it on good authority that the technicolor phones on show are conceptual devices produced by the two companies.”
It has also been claimed the Nokia WP7 would look like the Nokia C7 and N8. The mock-up below shows what the Nokia WP7 mock-up. It shows off many features that are similar to the C7 and N8. The camera and the buttons below the screen are features that have been seen on previous Nokia smartphones.
What it will actually look like
In June a video of Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop presenting the “Sea Ray” was leaked online which put an end to any concept and fake pictures. Elop mentions that the device is “super confidential” and says “no pictures” during the presentation.
A few weeks later another video appeared on the web giving us a hands on glimpse of the Sea Ray. The video was supposedly captured right on the factory floor.
Most recent leaks
Just recently a marketing video leaked online which appears to show off the new range of Windows Phone 7 devices, including the Sea Ray. The video appears to be a mixture of two videos that we have seen before – one which shows off some unknown Nokia Windows Phone Smartphones and one being the Microsoft Office Labs Productivity Future Vision.
The event in Cologne on the 17th August is almost sure to finally unveil the Sea Ray but until then we’ll be keeping an eye out for any more leaks. Follow us on twitter to make sure you don’t miss out on the latest news regarding the Sea Ray, we’ll let you know as soon as we know more.