A little while ago, Your Mobile Site reported on a couple of new Nokia phones that were in the works. The Sea Ray leak was probably a very controlled leak, but we can’t be sure. Things have been fairly quiet around Nokia as of late. They are facing heavy competition from the Android, whose growth persists relentlessly. Nokia has teamed with another small player in the smartphone market: Microsoft.
Together, Nokia and Microsoft hope to help each other out in these times of brutal competition. The Sea Ray is a phone by Nokia, which will run Microsoft’s mobile operating system: Windows Phone. Windows Phone is not yet on par with the likes of iOS and Android, but it is slowly getting there. The soon to be released Mango update will bring a couple of much needed improvements to the operating system.
The first Sea Ray video may very well have been a controlled leak, because it certainly looked suspicious. But in this new video, whether it be a (controlled) leak or not, Nokia makes no attempt to disguise the fact that they really want to show off their latest smartphone. The video clearly shows the phone from all sides.
The phone that is shown here is most likely a prototype phone. The video shows all the usual stuff that you’d expect from a modern smartphone. There are volume and camera buttons on the sides and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. Below the display, we see the Windows Phone buttons that you see on every Windows smartphone.
The design of the Sea Ray looks very much like that of other Windows Phones. It resembles Nokia’s own N9 Meego phone the most. The video shows that the phone responds very swiftly to the user’s touch. It looks like Nokia has really stepped up to the plate on this one.
Naturally, they can’t afford to look silly next to other smooth looking and fast responding smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Sensation. These two phones, which have set the bar high, pose a real threat in terms of competition and Nokia knows it. It’s good to see Nokia coming up with a decently performing phone. Maybe it can help them regain some market share.
The Sea Ray, when officially released, will run Windows Mango.