Nokia Sabre, other Windows Phone 7.5 device codenames outed by Microsoft CanadaAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
So far, neither Microsoft nor Nokia has offered up much in the way of information about the Finnish manufacturer's upcoming Windows Phone handsets, although we've seen a couple of leaked videos showing off one device codenamed "Sea Ray." Thanks to the folks at Microsoft Canada, though, now we've got the name of another Nokia-made handset to keep an eye out for: Nokia Sabre. In the terms and conditions page for a Microsoft Canada Mango app contest, the company seems to have accidentally outed four unannounced Windows Phone 7.5 handsets, listing them as prize examples. The page mentioned the aforementioned Nokia Searay and Nokia Sabre as well as the Samsung Yukon and Samsung Wembley. The names have since been removed, but the full quote is as follows (you can find a full screenshot at the source link):
"The estimated retail value of the phone is $600.00. The type of Windows Phone 7.5 will vary and will be selected at Microsoft’s choosing (examples include Samsung Yukon, Samsung Wembley, NOKIA Searay and NOKIA Sabre)."
The downside to learning about these new device codenames? We don't know much about the actual hardware. The folks at WPCentral have heard that the Sabre could be a mid-range handset that accepts microSIMs and has a 3.7-inch display, but obviously nothing has been confirmed by Microsoft or Nokia just yet. Still, at least we've got a few new names to watch for. How many of you out there are looking forward to the arrival of Nokia's Windows Phone devices?
Via WPCentral, Microsoft Canada