Is Windows Phone 7.8 Really Running On This Lumia 800?

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Depending on whom you talk to, Windows Phone 7.8 could still be quite a way’s off, arriving some time after Windows Phone 8 hits the scene. That might explain some of Microsoft’s recent behavior, like asking for user input on features at a time when most of us would have thought that the code was locked and the release version should already be in-testing. We’re still not sure just what the current status of WP7.8 is, but if this new leak is to be believed, there’s already a version up-and-running on Nokia’s Lumia 800.

We’ve already seen WP7.8 on a 900, but this may be our first look at it on one of Nokia’s earlier handsets. It’s difficult to speak to the authenticity of these, but the still shots certainly look like we’d expect them to, and the video (embedding disabled, so check the source link below) of the ROM running in a simulator does seem to have all the proper animations in place.

What do you think, is this an early look at Windows Phone 7.8, or just some clever fakery?

Source: Windowsmania.pl (YouTube) (thread)
Via: My Nokia Blog

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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!