It’s less than a month until Nokia World, where there’s every chance we’ll get our first official look at the company’s Windows Phone 7 devices. We’ve known about the Nokia Sea Ray for a while, thanks to the CEO himself showing it off earlier in the year, but now we’ve got a pair of new names to add to the list; the Nokia Sabre and the Nokia Ace.
The news of the Sabre comes from a most unlikely source, the terms and conditions of a competition held by Microsoft Canada! The text has subsequently been amended, but the original (referring to the prize) read ‘The type of Windows Phone 7.5 will vary and will be selected at Microsoft’s choosing (examples include Samsung Yukon, Samsung Wembley, Nokia Searay and Nokia Sabre).
So, not only was the Nokia Sabre mentioned, but two new Samsung Mango phones we’ve also yet to see - the Yukon and the Wembley. Unfortunately, the blurb didn’t give anything else away.
That would normally have been the end of it, however a tip published by My Nokia Blog spiced the leak up even further by not only providing details on the Sabre, but talked about another device: the Nokia Ace. Now, anonymous tips are always highly suspect, but when HSPA+ is confused with LTE 4G, it doesn’t help boost our confidence that the following specs are anything other than idle dreams.
The Ace will supposedly have a 4.3-inch screen, an 8 megapixel camera, a 1.4GHz processor, 16GB of storage and be Nokia’s first AT&T phone to utilise their 4G network. Or will that be HSPA+? Thanks to the USA’s happy-go-lucky treatment of the phrase, would-be leakers everywhere are confused as to which is which.
As for the Sabre, the tip adds it’ll have a 3.7-inch screen, a 1.4GHz processor and a 5 megapixel camera. But like we said, all this should be treated with suspicion.
Not to worry though, as by the end of October, we’re likely to know all about them from Nokia themselves.