The expectations are high when it comes to Nokia and even higher since the strategic alliance with Microsoft. People want excellent software on stellar hardware so Nokia has to deliver. Some probably will get the first Nokia Windows Phone this year while others will need to wait until 2012.
Joe Marini though, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft for Web platform on Windows Phone, has the opportunity to play with a Nokia Windows Phone. He says it’s “one of the slickest looking Nokia phones” he has ever seen. Of course, we need to take his word for it as we’re not that lucky. He would rate the phone an eight out of ten, the device having a “good camera, responsive UI, and nice little touches on the body construction”.
We’re quite sure we’d be stricter if we were to review the phone. According to Marini, “the camera was good” but it didn’t have optimal lighting. Also, he would have preferred a larger screen. Whether he is referring to the SeaRay or another Windows Phone from Nokia is yet unknown but if a Microsoft Program Manager rates it an eight out of ten, we’re sure the phone could have scored a rough 3.5 in our review, which is definitely no flagship from Nokia. It will have to compete with the HTC Titan and Co.