As we inch closer to the Nokia World event in London at the end of the month (October 26 to be precise), details are starting to trickle on Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” device. Pocketnow and GSMArena have supposedly come across ads for the device that carry the Nokia 800 moniker.

It would suffice to say that the device codenamed “Sea Ray” hasn’t exactly been Nokia’s best-kept secret. In fact, back in June, Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO publicly showed off the device during a presentation. The device takes after Nokia’s MeeGo-toting N9 with a few changes.

The full curved glass façade of the N9 has been replaced to accommodate three buttons, while plastic unibody enclosure remains unchanged for the most part. As you might recollect, the N9 isn’t exactly a budget phone; with a suggested price of around 475 EUR for the 16GB and 534 EUR for the 64GB variants, it’s sitting comfortably in the premium segment. So if the Nokia 800 has to succeed as Nokia’s first Windows Phone device, the price is definitely going to be an important factor.

While the ads themselves shed little light on what’s inside, folks over at GSMArena seem to believe the device will pack a 3.7” WVGA (800x480) AMOLED screen (down from the N9’s 3.9” screen) and a processor running at 1.4Ghz (possibly a Qualcomm MSM8255 with an Adreno 205 GPU).

As promised by Mr. Elop, it looks like the Nokia 800 is all set to launch just in time for the lucrative holiday season.

Source: Pocketnow, GSMArena

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  • Cali3350 - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    How can the GPU not be known? Doesnt it have to be Adreno? I was under the impression Microsoft wrote very specific and very tight drivers and that was it. Reply
  • Saumitra - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    Fixed ;) Reply
  • davepermen - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    Afaik, with mango, there are some more hardware options to use. But yes, it's tight and welldefined. And in the end won't matter, as all of the hw has to be "good enough to be always smooth". and it is. so what would more bring? nothing.. (and no, not a thing in games, too, as they're fixed, too) Reply
  • GuinnessKMF - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    You'd be surprised what people are willing to pay to say they have the "best" even if there is no noticeable or measurable difference. Reply
  • DarkUltra - Saturday, October 15, 2011 - link

    How about upgrade ready? The 205 gpu is four times faster than the 200, and supports hardware accelerated flash and svg. Maybe MS will come out with a windows phone 8.0 os that has prettier tiles with shadows and fades and bends differently (sweeter) than the current setup?

    I wonder if i should buy a windows phone 7 this fall or wait for the next gen wp8 that might come out next year, like a adreno 220, more ram and two cpu cores? I had hoped a nokia would have everything I wanted but 3.7" is too small for me.
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  • B3an - Saturday, October 15, 2011 - link

    They wont really add any more eye candy to to UI. Windows 8 Metro UI dont even have shadows, fancy animations and bends and stuff, simply because that would look crap and dated, like OSX.

    UI design in general is heading in a more simple and clean fashion, and in this area MS are far ahead of the competition.
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  • Alexvrb - Saturday, October 15, 2011 - link

    There are bigger WP7 devices coming out. Much bigger, if you want. I don't think a dual core would help anything, certainly not your battery. Also keep in mind this is one of their first WP7 devices, if you're stuck on Nokia.

    I will say I wouldn't mind having an Adreno 220 though, even if it wouldn't be of much use initially.
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  • Penti - Sunday, October 16, 2011 - link

    The Adreno 205/Snapdragon S2 does limit them to 720p encoding, and other stuff. However as Mango doesn't have any official native code-apps dual-core wouldn't do much difference in terms of how much power the apps has to their disposal, neither are you allowed to do traditional multitasking. Adreno 200/1GHz Snapdragon will also be the lowest common denominator that software is design for. But all that does mean that Nokia can't beat say Apples 1080p video recording. Reply
  • alphaod - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    This is something I've been looking forward to. I've been using Symbian for many years, but when they produced phone after phone that's been crippled in hardware in one way or another, I had to jump ship to iOS. I picked up a Samsung Focus beginnig of the year and have been very impressed with Windows Phone 7, so this device is definitely on my watchlist.

    I just hope they don't take the same cost-cutting measure they've been employing in their past devices of recent years and make this a true flagship Nokia smartphone.
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  • Exodite - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    To my knowledge the N9 has a polycarborate body, much the same as I'd expect the N800 to have.

    The N8 is an aluminum unibody construction, however.
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