10 Things Your Nokia Windows Phone 7 Phone Will Have
Now we’ve had plenty of time to digest the news that future Nokia handsets will feature the new Windows Phone 7 operating system, we’ve been thinking about what features these smartphones will offer. Join us after the break to find out 10 things your Nokia Windows Phone 7 phone will have…
We can’t wait for the first Nokia Windows Phone 7 smartphone to hit the market, but in the meantime we’ve been thinking about the features it will offer. Read on to find out more.
Decent camera functionality
We know that Nokia will continue to offer the best camera features on the market, along with its brand new operating system. Devices like the Nokia N8 have proved that the Finnish company stands well above its peers when it comes to photography, and this will help to differentiate Nokia from other Windows Phone 7 manufacturers.
We know that all Windows Phone 7 devices must have a touchscreen display, and the Nokia variants will be no different. However, as we’ve seen from devices like the Nokia N97 Mini and Nokia E7, there’s nothing to stop Nokia from adding an excellent QWERTY keypad as well, serving all types of user.
Excellent build quality
The Nokia N8 is a great example of what Nokia is capable of when it comes to build quality, with its anodised aluminium casing and super tough glass screen. It feels great in the hand, and it’s one of the most robust smartphones we’ve seen to date. Bundled with Windows Phone 7 functionality, it promises to be an unbeatable combination.
All of the Windows Phone 7 devices we’ve seen so far have featured high-resolution 480 x 800-pixel displays, and you can expect the Nokia Windows Phone 7 smartphone to feature a screen with a similar resolution, if not even sharper. Throw in Nokia’s new CBD (ClearBlack Display) technology, and it’s a pretty exciting combination.
Nokia smartphones with Windows Phone 7 will feature a processor that runs at 1GHz or more, in line with the specs required for the OS. If this is combined with dedicated GPUs – as found on the Nokia N8 – you can expect performance to be incredibly quick.
USB on the go
We’ve already seen this technology introduced for Symbian ^3 devices, and it really does make it a lot easier to transfer files to and from your Nokia. We hope the company keeps it for Windows Phone 7 smartphones as well then – especially as the current crop of handsets only feature integrated memory.
Microsoft stipulates that phone manufacturers must include Bluetooth 2.1 in their Windows Phone 7 devices. Nokia has already introduced Bluetooth 3.0 in its latest handsets – the quicker and later version of Bluetooth – so we hope that this technology will also make it onto Windows Phone 7 smartphones.
Nokia is keen to keep its own current technology, as well as embracing Windows Phone 7, so you can expect to see the excellent Ovi Maps make an appearance on your Windows Phone 7 smartphone. As one of the best free apps on the market, this is another feature that will help differentiate Nokia devices from its rivals.
The Nokia and Microsoft partnership will see more of Microsoft’s software being included on Nokia devices, including its Bing search engine. This will be implemented in software like Ovi Maps, as well, improving search functionality on the move.
Nokia makes music phones that are up there with the very best, and has an excellent music service to back it up. You’ll be able to plug in your own headphones on your Nokia Windows Phone 7 smartphone – thanks to the 3.5mm headphone jack – and we’ve every confidence that future Nokia music phones will be as capable as those we’ve seen already. Throw in a store like Ovi Music – where you can buy millions of DRM-free tracks, and it’s a perfect all-round package!
OK, this is the 11th feature, but with all the other goodies on offer we forgot about it! Future Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices will come with Xbox Live technology – letting you see your Xbox Live tag on the move and moving mobile gaming up a step.