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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  • french toast - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - link

    Response to the statement that it doesnt matter what the specs are as long as the phone works fine, here is an anology with cars....
    As were talking about the top of the range smartphones here, they can be compared to say ferari and lambo's,

    ..So would you pay £150,000 for a lambo with a v10, gullwing doors that does 200mph ( android)
    - OR would you part with £150 grand for a ferari with standard doors with a v4 that does 120mph..just because 'you wouldnt use it?'
    .. no because your getting ripped off compared to the competition, never mind the fact your never gonna go 200mph or not, its not desirable and most of all its poor value.

    I like wp7, and its nice to see that it runs smooth on weak hardware, but thats not desirable, people want the latest, greatest, stuff, they want good value.

    So unless Nokia is gonna pull these phones out alot cheaper than say a nexus s...then they better stop being cheap skates because they wont sell many
  • french toast - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - link

    sorry galaxy nexus.
  • a5cent - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Joe Consumer might understand the differences, but isn't confident enough to make a decision and too disinterested to educate himself. The marketing push you speak of won't make any impact on Joe Consumer at all. But it will influence simpleton geeks and sales representatives. Joe Consumer will ask one or the other for help and get all the marketing BS repeated after which they will buy either an Android phone or an iPhone.
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    They can't. Most can barely switch on a computer let alone know where their router password resides.
  • ol1bit - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    I think Joe Consumer is getting smarter. Now your mom and dad, maybe not, but Joe consumer wants to do thing like listen to music and use gps, plus text at the same time or some such.

    And no matter how you cut it, a single CPU will stutter more than a dual core. So Joe consumer will see that.
  • notposting - Sunday, October 23, 2011 - link

    Except that WP7 does those things without stuttering while Android still has those little delays, microstutters, "did it take the button push?" moments far too often even on dual cores.

    The GPU might not be the latest in the WP7 phones but at least they use it outside of the stray games here and there.
  • zorxd - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Well if you don't need a high end phone you can buy (second hand) last year's androids or iphones, they will be as good as WP7 devices that will be released this year.
  • a5cent - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Exactly! These GHz/Megapixel geeks really get on my nerves.

    The phone-camera-megapixel race is getting us ever higher sensor resolutions most of us don't need, all the while sacrificing light sensitivity and color accuracy (that doesn't even deserve the name anymore).

    The phone GHz race is getting us faster phones that are overall less efficient and barely last a day on one charge. Qualcomm is the only company that's focused on significantly improving per-core performance while everyone else want's higher clocks, all else be damned.

    High resolution screens have merits, but we have reached a point where improvements offer diminishing returns, all the while happily sacrificing contrast, brightness and battery life. We all know that mentioning screen resolutions on their own is absolutely meaningless, yet it's done all the time. The only thing we should ever need to mention is pixel density... and at what point each of us perceives the benefit of higher densities to not justify the cost.

    I have no illusion that people will be able to escape the bigger-number-is-always-better trap. However, apart from replacing the largely meaningless numbers found on today's spec sheets with something more indicative of actual performance and display quality (and have everything specified relative to power usage), I don't know how to do that. Ideas?
  • Exodite - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Average phone shoppers don't buy WP7 devices either, they buy what they know or are recommended.

    Which will be Android or iOS devices.
  • zorrt - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    I disagree.

    Average consumer will buy whatever the sales guys says is good and sales guys will often bring up the fact that this phone is dual core , has absurdly high resolution which makes it this much better than that other phone, and it made of superior material which makes it much better than that other phone.

    The average consumer won't notice any speed differences between phone A and B.

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