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Nokia’s new Windows Phones leak ahead of tomorrow’s London debut

Several photos that give away key details about Nokia’s new Windows Phone devices have hit the web today, less than 24 hours before Nokia is set to unveil the smartphones in London.

There is much anticipation by the mobile world and Nokia followers about what the company has come up with after CEO Stephen Elop bet the company on the Windows Phone 7 operating system early this year. Nokia will be entering a crowded landscape that has already seen fierce competition between Apple’s iPhone and a mass of Google’s Android devices made by the likes of Samsung, HTC and LG. But Windows Phone 7 may pick up traction in the next few years as a solid third option.

First up, a batch of photos from a kiosk have surfaced on WinRumors (one photo is shown above). From what we can glean from the leaked photos, the two phones aren’t too crazy when it comes to specs. The Nokia Lumia 800 (previously known as Sea Ray), measures 116.5-by-61.2-by-12.1 mm and weighs 142 grams. The battery appears to offer 5 hours of 3G talk time, and it has 512MB of RAM but no microSD slot for extra storage.

The Nokia Lumia 710 (previously known as Sabre) appears to be a lower-end device, with very few specs listed in the leaked photos. At the moment, all we know is it measures 119-by-62.4-by-12.5 mm and carries 8GB internal storage with no microSD slot.

On top of early details about the Lumia 800 and 710, The Nokia Blog has what it claims is a copy of specs for the about-to-be-unvieled Nokia 900 smartphone, which was previously known as Ace. The 900 appears to be Nokia’s stab a top-of-the-line Windows Phone running the new Mango OS. The 900 appears to include a 1.4-GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a 1800 mAh battery and Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities.

If Nokia does indeed introduce the 900 tomorrow, it will likely be the company’s flagship Windows Phone, with the other phones acting as less expensive or possibly even free-with-contract models. Several outlets have reported that Nokia’s Windows Phones will arrive in European markets in November and then show up in North America in the following months.


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