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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  • tipoo - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    I wonder if this will be metal like the N8 or polycarbonate like the N9. The N8's case was one of the most indestructable I've seen in a full touchscreen smartphone, whatever else you can say about the device.
  • haukionkannel - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Yes. This is not like Galaxy 2S, but if it is cheaper and if the battery last for example twice as long or longer due not so beefy CPU, this may be the phone that I have been looking for. (if it does work, and is durable enough...)
    I am guite sure, that there will be flagship models allso in mobile windows format, but real money is in the low and middle prized stuff, like in GPU market.
    Not so many have 590, but 560 is good enough and very popular and so on.
  • Spivonious - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Agreed. Pricepoint is what will make or break these phones. Hopefully they can keep them under $400 or under $100 with contract.
  • dtreader - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    The N9 is an exciting new phone that I'm very likely going to purchase, and would really love to read AnandTech's analysis...Thanks!
  • trivor - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Although WP7 doesn't NEED dual core there are a number of features that could probably USE dual core down the road (not everyone wants to by a new phone every 12-18 months). Better photo processing by the software. Web browsing can always be accelerated with the CPU/GPU combo. I'm sure they are working voice recognition (Tell me) to compete with SIRI and whatever Google is working on. There is no LTE for either Verizon or ATT. They have limited ram (don't tell me it can't use more RAM - only Apple can dictate that), it has limited storage with no expandibility (8 or 16 GB - even Apple a has 64 GB option) - don't tell me it's in the cloud because all the carriers are going to data tiers or throttling. And by the way the iPhone 4 doesn't NEED dual core either and yet the 4S shows some great increases in responsiveness of the OS, web browsing, etc. IF all MS wants to do is sell sub $100 budget phones then they'll do OK (maybe - their market share is still negligible (1%) after whole year. If they want to compete against Android and Apple they need better phones with better specs - not just to compete in the marketing wars. I'm not an Apple, Android or WP7 fanboy (in fact, currently looking to upgrade from WebOS - excellent OS that just ddn't make it). MS is treating this like XBox - if we stick in there long enough we'll get some market share because we have a great product - isn't going to work in the mobile space.
  • rogueagentsix - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Which one has the bigger GBs?
  • dcollins - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    I feel like a broken record because I have to say this over and over. The biggest advantage of having dual cores is RESPONSIVENESS, not performance. With two cores, you never worry about a system or background process slowing down the program you're using. Plus, one program can deadlock and consume !00% cpu and the system will remain responsive. This is more important on a full computer, but still an important consideration on phones and tablets.

    Once dual core SOC's become ubiquitous, I can also see Dalvik supporting things like garbage collection in a separate thread, which will give both better performance and responsiveness. Needless to say, dual core processors will have real advantages for regular consumers outside of technology nerds like us.

    PS. the nerd in a basement stereotype is getting really old; for all those well adjusted, society-contributing nerds like me and most of you all, please don't repeat it.
  • Belard - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - link

    Thats a pretty nice looking phone.

    Will have to see how it looks and works in the real world. Its resolution would have to equal at least an Android screen, such as a Galaxy S.
  • Orionsbelt - Friday, October 28, 2011 - link

    Id pick it up. It's great looking. I prefer the apple like simplistic elegance in design too. It's not some black brick copy cat. I'll use my phone like a phone and my iPad 2 and pc for all else. Like the guy said: the average user don't give a rats ass about dual core PHONES for gods sake. Only wonks do. Two, three, ten cores who's a phone with a tiny screen, so there's only so much you'll want to do with it regardless of specs.

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