The first Nokia Windows Phone — we just assume it will be the SeaRay but we’ve heard names like Nokia 703 and 800 too — is going to ship in the middle of month October, according to recent reports. We initially heard that Nokia is planning a Europe-only launch limited to six countries this year and one month from now allegedly seems to be the date.
Of course, the phone shipping in Europe mid-October is still just a rumor as we’ve heard nothing official from Nokia. We didn’t even hear anything official from Microsoft either, but a Mango launch announcement is expected really soon (tomorrow, according to some rumors).
Update: Nokia tweeted the following: “We cannot confirm local availability but the 1st Nokia w/ WP devices will ship in Q4 and with volumes in 2012”. Corroborate that with rumors of a Europe-only launch in 2011 and Q1 for U.S. and Australia and we get a cleared image.