While we are all excited about today's iPhone event, Nokia has shed some light to their Windows Phone schedule as well. Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, held a speech yesterday at ECT Forum in Helsinki, Finland, where he revealed that Nokia's first Windows Phone 7-based devices will be revealed within a few weeks. This isn't a surprise since Nokia will be holding the annual Nokia World Trade show on October 26th in London. However, this hints that Nokia has not experienced any further delays, although it's not clear when Nokia will actually be shipping these phones. 

How many and what kind of phones Nokia will announce, is the question. Some reports have suggested three models at the beginning, but there are no concrete proofs to support that. What is certain is that these phones will pretty much dictate Nokia's future in the smartphone market. 

Source: Reuters

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  • ICBM - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Dead? Hardly, we have 53 phones for our employees. 12 were iphones, 8 now, with those 4 moving to WP7. As the other upgrades become available, I expect more to be moving to WP7 as they are liking what they have seen and heard. Reply
  • IceBreakerG - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/e4571a02-0b...

    Want to try that again? Or do you enjoy being an ignorant troll?
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  • z0mb13n3d - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    I wonder if Nokia will stick with MS's rigid list of hardware requirements. More specifically, the SoC's in their phones. Nokia has had pretty strong relations with TI in the past and with ST-Ericsson also bringing a dual-core A9 to the party, it'll be interesting to see what Nokia chooses.

    Speaking of ST-Ericsson, how come no coverage on their NovaThor line? Did I miss something?
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  • tipoo - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Yeah, I'm curious. Microsoft's hardware limitations do allow nice optimization, its UI is smoother for example than Android phones with much more powerful GPU's, but still being stuck with first gen Snapdragons in 2011 kind of bites. I hope they allow some of the dual cores soon. Reply
  • mosu - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    If those new phones Nokia will produce are supported by major carriers, and I don't have a doubt about that, look alike other high-end smartphones and pack a high bling factor, so to say, like GHz processors and many megapixels cameras, HD recording and pack large amounts of internal memory, they got a winner. Windows is familiar to many, so if you use Windows at work and at home, why should you not use it with your smartphone too? Anyway most people buy expensive phones for the cool factor and bragging rights, not for the technology inside. Reply
  • mercblue281 - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link

    Maybe if Microsoft could get more than ONE LOWSY HTC phone (without a keyboard) on Verizon's network they'd get better market penetration.
    I was holding out for a Win7 phone before my last upgrade and there wasn't anything available so i've got a blackberry.
    I'm probably not the only one whose willing to try WP7 but simply cannot due to the options available.
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  • peternelson - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - link


    Mr Elop, I don't really care for your Windows phone models coming soon.

    What I really wanted was a very capable and similar phone, the Nokia N9, running the OS Meego (which I also have dual booting on my N900).

    I played with the N9 hands on at the Nokia QT stand at IBC (International Broadcast Convention) this year and the user interface is just as slick as the Mango release of Windows phone that I've also tried. I found the screen shape more attractive in my hand than in internet photos.

    The N9 seems to suit my needs better from a software perspective.

    Why don't you want to sell them to people?
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