Windows Phone 7 is a surprisingly good modern OS, but it has been slightly hampered by average hardware. The devices have been decent, but there hasn't been any hardware that made me stop and consider a Windows Phone. Well, thanks to a leaked Nokia smartphone, that just changed.
According to the leaks, Nokia is building a device called the Nokia Series 900, also codenamed the Hydra. The S900 is purported to have a 4-inch 1280 x 720 AMOLED display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 12 MP Carl Zeiss camera with shutter button, and a front facing camera. It would be released in Q1 of next year, probably with Windows Phone 7 Mango on board.
Regrettably, the only source of this information is a forum post made by an unknown member. Different people have either backed him or tried to disprove him, but it is up to you to decide if this leak is plausible. Clearly, the image to the right is a very rough draft anyone could have made, but the specifications seem to line up with other devices that will be released in the next couple quarters.
I've never been a fan of Windows Phone 7, but if this device does turn out to be real, I may have to pick it up based on hardware alone. Do you think stellar hardware is enough to bring Windows Phone 7 back to the forefront?[GottaBeMobile]