Nokia W7 and W8 set to be first Windows handsets

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Since Nokia and Microsoft announced they would be working together on some new smartphones, much speculation has been debated when we will first see the companies work. But a person who leaks a lot of Nokia information is claiming to have spent time with a Nokia Windows prototype.

Thomas Ricker from Engadget is reporting that Eldar Murtazin has used a prototype, and the first handsets to be available will be the Nokia W7 and W8. The W7 is said to be based on the Nokia X7, and the W8 will be similar to the N8 camera phone. All the prototypes currently being testing are alleged to be using Qualcomm chips.

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The W7 is thought to be the first handset to be available and is currently being used for in-house development. It is also claimed this will have an 8-megapixel shooter with autofocus and flash. Eldar reckons the W7 reminded him of the HTC Mozart, and without out much change to the OS.

He also claims that Nokia were planning around a dozen Windows Phone handsets for launch in 2012, but there is plenty of time for this to increase. Murtazin has also commented that Nokia plans are changing each week. The W8 which is loosely based on the N8 will feature a 12-megapixel camera.

Whether any of these prototypes actually resemble a finished handset remains to be seen, but Nokia are known to make good hardware that just lacks decent software, so times could be changing for the company.

Will you consider a Nokia Windows Phone handset?