Unreleased Nokia “Lauta” Leaks; What If This QWERTY Slider Were A Windows Phone?

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Nokia’s work with MeeGo (as well as Maemo) handsets never quite got the chance to succeed that it might have deserved. The hardware arrived around a pivotal moment in Nokia’s history, where the company’s direction in the smartphone world was about to take a sharp turn, perhaps leading to these models just not receiving the attention they needed. As a result, it appears that Nokia ended up shelving plans for some of the hardware it had been working on, and today we get a chance to take a look at just such a model.

This is supposedly the RM-742 “Lauta”, planned as the direct sequel to the N9, itself released just last year. As the N9’s design morphed into what became some members of the Lumia series, we’re curious what the chances might be for seeing a Nokia model like this Lauta come to Windows Phone someday; like most platforms, it’s lacking a lot of options when it comes to hardware QWERTY keyboards.

Nokia may have moved on to other things by now, but what do you think; would it be wise for Nokia to revisit a slider design?

Source: My Nokia Blog
Via: Engadget

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!