Nokia has confirmed the date of its Nokia World conference.
The annual get together is happening on October 26, 2011.
According to multiple sources, Nokia says that it is still bang on schedule with its Windows Phone project, which means no delays and a device by the end of the year as promised by new head-honcho, Stephen Elop.
France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, England, and Spain will be getting the Nokia/Windows Phone first – those in the US will have to wait.
What we’re not sure of is what kind of specification the handsets will be packing.
Of course Nokia will need to make a statement of intent with these handsets, so we’re thinking big hardware (dual core processors), NFC, DLNA, 4G, 1GB of RAM, lots of storage, an awesome Carl Zeiss camera (8 or 12-megapixels) and a beautiful design.
If Nokia gets all these in, which we really hope it does, the ailing Finnish phone giant might just be able to turn around its fortunes. We’ve just got this sneaking suspicion that Nokia is going to play it safe – and by safe we mean 2010 specs.
Why? Simple, just look at the Nokia N9 – it’s hardly breathtaking in the specs department. Sure it’s got MeeGo, but is that enough? We don’t think so, and when you stack it up against the likes of the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S2 it will, no doubt, pale in comparison.
Nonetheless, Nokia will be releasing 10 Windows Phone handsets in the coming 12 months.
At present though, no one really knows what the devices are going to be like – will they all have similar spec? Will some be better than others? How will Nokia differentiate the handsets?