Back in February, Microsoft and Nokia announced a partnership where Nokia would manufacture numerous Windows Phone 7 handsets. Since that announcement, we have seen the release of the Nokia N9 MeeGo handset, but have yet to see one with Windows Phone 7. Now, thanks to a video leaked by a Chinese manufacturer, we know that Nokia is at least working on a new device with Microsoft's software.
Unfortunately, the video above does not really give us too much information about the device, which could be called the Sea Ray. All we can say for sure about the hardware is that there are some Qualcomm components, the device has a camera with flash, and that the device forgoes buttons on the front just like the N9. In fact, this lines up with rumors that the first Nokia-made Windows Phone 7 device will actually be a minor revamp of the N9.
The software shown in the video (albeit briefly) is a lot more interesting. As you can see by the shutdown sequence, the device appears to be running Windows Phone Mango, the latest version of Microsoft's OS. This build of Windows Phone 7 has been highly anticipated, and if the Sea Ray can be the first device running Mango, it should get a lot of attention.
Even if it is not first Mango device, the Sea Ray should still be a desirable device, and will be a preview of the many devices that will come out of the Nokia/Microsoft deal.[PCMag]