The much-anticipated first device for the Windows Phone platform by Nokia has been revealed and it looks and awful lot like the Nokia N9 that was released just a few days prior and this is definitely a good thing. The website Technet.hu has leaked the video and images.
The devices code name is “Sea Ray” and aside from some minor differences, it is identical to the very slick Nokia N9. The N9’s specs are a 3.9-inch AMOLED screen, Gorilla Glass, 16-64GB of onboard memory, 1GB of RAM and a completely solid body made of polycarbonate all the way through, so no scratches on the device will show through.
Interestingly enough, the device seems to be missing a major Windows Phone component — main screen hardware buttons. The three hardware buttons (Search, Home, Back) are staples of the Windows Phone chasis on all other devices, but Nokia “special” deal seems to relieve them from this standard. The dedicated camera button is, however, on the right-hand side of the device, which the N9 currently lacks. Personally, I like the minimalist design, but I’ve come to rely heavily on my back button especially, so the lack of these buttons is disturbing, but it’s still early.