Nokia’s First Windows Phone 7 Devices: W7, W8

18 Apr

Rumors point to Qualcomm chips and 12- and 8-megapixel cameras.

Earlier this year, Nokia announced its decision to make Windows Phone 7 its primary smartphone OS but made no mention of any plans for upcoming WP7 handsets. Now, we have rumors that the first Windows Phone 7 handsets out of Espoo will be the W7 and the W8.,8-R-267291-13.jpg

According to Russian phone blogger, Eldar Mutazin, Nokia’s W7 will be based around the company’s X7 handset, and is similar to the HTC Mozart. It sports a Qualcomm processor and an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, and is believed to be the first Windows Phone 7 device Nokia will launch.

Meanwhile, the W8 will be a variant on the Finnish’s company’s N8 handset (pictured here) and will have a 12-megapixel camera. It will also have a Qualcomm chip inside (exact model TBD), and is supposedly coming in Q2 of next year.

Specs for the devices aren’t yet final, and Nokia supposedly has a total of 12 Windows Phone 7 devices planned for 2012 alone, so expect a lot more WP7/Nokia news in the coming months. The company is said to be trying to offer something different than what’s already available from competitors, and with a line that big, we imagine they’ll have a little something for everyone.


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Posted by on April 18, 2011 in Windows 7, Windows 8, WP7


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