First Nokia Windows Phone 7 Concept RevealedWritten by Rob Nichols on February 12, 2011 · Filed under Tech
Well, it was said that both Microsoft and Nokia have been collaborating, and working hard for a long time now on Windows Phone 7 concepts and ideas, and already we have proof of the first concept device thought up by the great minds at the two firms.
In an Engadget exclusive, the images of the devices display an ergonomic design, fitting in similarly to Nokia’s recent hardware designs in the N8 and C7, which obviously run Symbian. The device, which appears in a variety of electric colours, seems rather large on first inspection and features the customary set of three buttons aligned along the bottom, below the screen.
A raised Nokia logo hugs the rear of the device, and there is another on the front (not raised). Also, there is a set of connectivity options along the top as per, with what looks like a space for a camera as well, a serious strength of Nokia of late.
So, whilst this is a concept, it’s a nice one. Very beautiful, ergonomic design quite typical of Nokia, but more contemporary, with what I would describe as a ‘proper’ mobile OS, despite it’s fledgling status in the industry and relatively meagre sales figures and app support.
Don’t be expecting too much right now, as this is a concept and I can’t stress that enough. People have a tendancy to crave concept designs too much and end up criticising the companies behind them when they don’t come to fruition. This may or may not become comercially available at some stage, but at least we know that both companies appear to be thinking along the right lines.