Here’s an interesting leak – in a quite possibly accidentally-on-purpose manner, Nokia has spilled some details on an upcoming handset in its range, the Nokia 710.
As you’re no doubt aware, Nokia is poised to release a new generation of smartphones based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), which it hopes will revitalise its flagging mobile fortunes. Microsoft hopes it’ll do the same for its flagging OS fortunes.
Although the Nokia 710 phone which the Finnish firm posted details of on its website, then swiftly took them down, wasn’t specified as a Windows Phone 7 device.
Oddly enough, it was down as an “Internet tablet OS 2008” powered device, which we presume is just a mistake as it really has to be a WP7 device. We can’t imagine it’ll be Symbian, Maemo or some other flavour, and besides the specs clearly point to a Microsoft phone.
So what are the specs? A 3.7 inch 800 x 480 display, a 1.4GHz (single core) processor and a 5 megapixel 720p capable camera. There’ll be 8GB of storage, as is standard on most WP7 phones.
There’s nothing to get particularly excited about at this stage, basically, with the Nokia N9 outdoing these specs on most fronts except for the processor speed. A 1.4GHz core should see Windows Phone 7.5 nipping along very nicely.
Unless, of course, the specs turn out to be mistaken – as the OS was. Or indeed, the operating system isn’t actually Windows Phone, and we’re wrong on that point. We shall find out soon enough, no doubt.