While Nokia is saying bon voyage to Symbian and MeeGo, it appears that there could be two Windows Phone 7 phones that could come out at the same time. We know about Nokia’s Sea Ray phone (which looks like the Nokia N9), but a leak has revealed the name of the other – the Nokia Sabre.
The leak, spotted by WPCentral, came from Microsoft Canada in their competition page in celebration of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, detailing what you have won:
The type of Windows Phone 7.5 will vary and will be selected at Microsoft’s choosing (examples include Samsung Yukon, Samsung Wembley, NOKIA Searay and NOKIA Sabre)
You can also see a full image of it here.
Speculation is saying that it will have a 3.7-inch display and support microSIM cards. We also know that it is estimated retail price is $600, per the confirmation in the terms. In addition to the leak, Microsoft has also confirmed the existence of two Samsung phones – the Yukon and Wembley, both also unknown to the tech industry until now.
However, if Nokia is to launch two phones with WP7, it could mean that Nokia is pushing Windows Phone 7, and hard. It needs to make up ground, as rivals Apple, Samsung and HTC – the latter two makers of Windows Phone 7 phones in addition to Android – are eating their market share.
Also, I should point out that Nokia World is coming in October, so maybe we could find out more details when it approaches.