By Stephen Schenck | October 17, 2011 7:56 PM
Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 hardware is coming soon, and we’ve been hoping for at least one such handset to arrive before the year’s out. Nokia World is coming up later this month, and with plenty of Microsoft personnel speaking, we can almost certainly expect to learn about Nokia’s WP7 plans then. In the meantime, a new leak hopes to give us an idea of when that first Nokia WP7 gear might drop.
We’ve heard names for a few of the Nokia models we’re expecting, like the Sea Ray and Sabre, but this leak doesn’t specifically identify the model in question. What it does offer, is that Italian carrier TIM is expecting some Nokia Mango-running smartphone to become available during the month of November. There’s no mention of a more specific date, and the pricing information isn’t available, but it’s promising news nonetheless. Presumably, if this November launch information is accurate, we’ll see Nokia’s phone arrive on carriers all across Europe at around the same time, but for all we know a global release could be on a staggered schedule; we’ll have to wait for Nokia World for more info.