Get excited, people. Get very excited.
Based on a supposedly leaked video—evidence suggest this was instead a masterful bit of media manipulation—we now know what the first Nokia Windows Phone device, codenamed “Sea Ray,” will look like. And it is beautiful.
Here’s a mockup I created in Photoshop (no comments on the quality, please):
Look familiar? It should: This is simply the recently announced (and Meego-based) Nokia N9 handset hardware, with added Windows Phone-centric buttons and of course the Windows Phone OS. And the reason we know that this is what the Nokia Sea Ray will look like is that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop allowed a “leaked” internal video to make its way online this week, giving us all our first glimpse of this wonderful, wonderful hardware. Here it is:
The N9 has excellent hardware specs, and I think we can expect the same or better for Sea Ray: A masterfully made, single-piece body that comes in multiple, scratch-resistant colors; a 3.9-inch AMOLED screen with curved Gorilla Glass; an 8 megapixel, wide-angle, 16:9 HD auto-focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, superior low-light performance, and 720p HD video at 30 FPS capabilities; 1 GB of RAM; 16 or 64 GB of storage; a 1 GHz dual-core ARM processor; and up to 11 hours of talk time, 450 hours of standby time, and 50 hours of music playback time. Also included are turn-by-turn navigation and NFC capabilities.