Nokia’s annual ‘big’ event is slowly approaching. Nokia World, for that’s its name, will be held on October 26 and 27 this year, and Nokia is widely expected to announce its first Windows Phones over there. Yes, plural, because Nokia seems intent on introducing a few different phones, and not just one as the story went earlier this year. However, do expect some of those handsets to be shipping in great numbers only next year. It’s Nokia’s launch style – though we wouldn’t mind to be proven wrong on this one.
Alongside the N9-lookalike Sea Ray which has leaked many times before, Nokia will apparently have three more Windows Phones on display at Nokia World. The Nokia Ace and Nokia Sabre were mentioned before, but today we’ve heard about the Nokia Sun for the first time.
Its name was leaked alongside some specs, and it’s expected to hit Orange France in November. In fact, its release is pegged to happen during the 46th week of this year, which starts on November 7 and ends on November 13.
The Nokia Sun will have a 1.4 GHz single-core processor, 16 GB of built-in storage, an 8 MP camera, and a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen. It will come with a micro SIM, just like Nokia’s entire WP portfolio is expected to, apparently in a move to make switching from the iPhone 4 easier for consumers (and to save some space, we’re guessing). The Nokia Sun will have a unibody polycarbonate shell, which is another way of saying “fancy plastic, similar to that found on the N9″.
If this phone actually hits the streets just a couple of weeks or so after it’s announced, that would clearly mark a new beginning for Nokia, and we’re hoping the company will keep shortening the time to market of its future devices.
The Nokia Ace is expected to be the high-end offering, featuring the biggest screen and a 1.4 GHz processor. The Nokia Sabre has a smaller screen and a smaller megapixel count for the camera, and the Nokia Sun and the Sea Ray may end up being one and the same thing. That’s because the rumored and/or leaked specs strangely align in most points. So the Sun may be a new device entirely (perhaps with a different design or different focus), or it may just end up being the Sea Ray’s retail naming.
In any event, Nokia will probably launch at least three Windows Phones this month. Whether the Sun will be one of them we’ll find out soon enough.
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