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June 23, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Video: First Nokia Windows phone revealed, dubbed “Sea Ray”

The first Nokia Windows Phone — the shining hope of Microsoft’s future in mobile devices — was revealed in this video by Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop.

Elop asked the room full of employees not to take any pictures or video of the “super confidential” device but someone did anyway. I found this via Liveside.net.

In the video, Elop talks about how the advances seen in Nokia’s new N9, which was unveiled Tuesday, will be extended to the Windows devices. No wonder Nokia didn’t deny this speculation when the N9 was revealed earlier this week.

“There’s a whole collection of innovation in the N9 that’s going to live on,” he said, before revealing a phone code-named “Sea Ray,” Nokia’s first Windows phone.

The phone looks great, which may be the reason that details of Apple’s upcoming new iPhone were released early, in Wednesday’s Bloomberg story.

Sea Ray has roughly the same physical design as the N9 and sports an 8 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. It appears about a minute and a half into the video.

I wonder if the code name is a reference to a Sea Ray boat, the kind that Microsoft executives may use to visit each other’s homes along the eastern shore of Lake Washington.

Here’s a larger picture of a Sea Ray:

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Comments | Topics: Microsoft, Nokia, nokia n9

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