Nokia will be revealing its first Windows 7 phones next week at its Nokia World 2011 event, Microsoft's Andy Lees revealed in an interview at AllThingsD's AsiaD conference. These phones will be the first products to come from the Microsoft-Nokia partnership that was announced earlier this year.

According to the report, Nokia will show off several new phones, all running the new "Mango" version of Windows Phone 7. The Nokia 800, pictured above, is expected to be one of them - several leaks have already given the tech press a pretty good look at this phone, which sports a slim design and multiple colors.

Microsoft is betting that these new phones will help it compete better againt iOS and Android handsets, while Nokia is hoping that they'll help reverse declining in sales: the company is so optimistic that it announced it would no longer be selling Symbian or feature phones in the United States by the time its Windows phones came to market.

Source: Engadget

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  • clarkn0va - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - link

    "Average phone shoppers do not masturbate on gigahertz gigabytes and quad cores like you, they choose whatever is slick, smooth, fast, responsive, comfortable, easy to use and looking/feeling good"

    Awesome. That's exactly the tune Apple was singing in the 80's as their ship was sinking under Iceberg Microsoft.
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  • neelaplohith - Sunday, October 23, 2011 - link

    Well said dude :) ......its all about end user experience....device makers who understand this will survive and the rest will perish.... Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Nokia may concentrate on the middle-class market more. The high-end market is pretty crowded and requires that you update your phones fairly often. Single core and 800x480 are fine if the price is significantly lower too. Reply
  • zorxd - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    That would be fine as long as they don't do like the first wave of WP7 devices and price them like high end phones. Reply
  • Arsynic - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Who gives a shit what the specs are if it has all of the features and performs great? You spec whores never cease to amaze me!!!

    If a phone can do what the most powerful Android phone can do and then some, does it matter what's under the hood?

    All I care about is a great camera, 4G, a great browser and apps! If the phones had a 386 with a Voodoo 1 chip and ran better than Android, I would still buy it.

    If MS and Nokia can land these things at $100 with a contract that would be awesome and would undercut Google and Apple.
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  • stm1185 - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    "Who gives a shit what the specs are if it has all of the features and performs great? "

    The average consumer who is looking to buy one and does not know the difference and is bombarded with marketing about dual core cpus and high res displays.
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  • Andrew.a.cunningham - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Part of the reason you want to keep at least one eye on specs is future-proofness - since lots of contracts last for two years, you'll want it to keep getting updates and running well for at least that long (I think Apple has done right by the 3GS with iOS 5, and would like to see that sort of trend continue). Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    "All I care about is a great camera, 4G, a great browser and apps!"

    Guess you won't be getting a WP7 then.
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  • rajopotamus - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    the people commenting that the avg user doesnt know are out of their mind. Their argumetns that the avg user doesnt know, is exactly why microsoft cant do this...THEY DONT THAT A SINGLE CORE WORKS AS WELL AS A DUAL CORE! They only know whats being marketed and what the majors trends are. Everyone else is doing higher resolution and dual cores....if you dont have it...then your product isnt as good...thats what they know...they know that barely anyone has windows phone, so SOMETHING must not be right...thats what they know.

    The argument that the avg person only cares about how it functions overall is so wrong. Are you telling me that the average joe wouldnt take a mercedes benz over a hyundai?? Even though both are really good cars at this point. WRONG...they arnt engineers and they dont know the technical differences between a 65k dollar hyundai equus and similarly equipped 150k S class...but they still want and will buy the S class. In this economy, luxury car makers are seeing an INCREASE in sales... because the people with money, are usually not the ones sitting on blogs all day... this is why the iphone sells! Its not always logical for tech people that follow this...but as an example in my profession...how much time do you think you would need to invest to make good medical decisions as a doctor...id probably call you a moron too...but rather than do that...you trust a doctor and listen to what they say... Thats what most people who dont want to specialize in every single thing in life, because hey have other obligations...do... In every field, you see how the unknowing people get manipulated and taken advantage of and marketed to... the best product is rarely the most marketed and best selling...
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  • munky - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    By that definition, the original iphone should have been a colossal failure. Even the latest iphone 4s should have failed with its microscopic 3.5 inch screen and snail-speed network without LTE. Reply

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