The news that Nokia was to merge its software with Microsoft was not a huge shock to us this morning, as we had already assumed that it was either them or Google. However, as Android is doing ok on its own which would they want to merge with a wounded animal? What we were shocked about was how fast Engadget was able to show off a concept design of what a Nokia and Windows Phone 7 handset could look like.
In these concept images Vlad Savov said that although we should not surmise what these new devices will look like, it is hard not to see how familiar they are to both the Nokia N8 and C7 – it looks like a hybrid device. You can tell right away that it is a Nokia device, as there is a range of color designs.
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Having said that Microsoft also has a hand in the look and feel of the handset; not only are there the familiar three buttons on the bottom but also Windows Phone 7 running things. The thing that I love most about these so called Nokia Windows Phone 7 handsets is the rear; its as if the military have built it to deflect radar.
I reckon that Engadget should get in touch with the two Steve’s and put this design forward; if I was to ever give up my iPhone 4, then this is one phone that I would choose. One thing I would like to know, what happened to the white version Engadget?
Would this be a good handset to start off the new Nokia/Microsoft alliance?