Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin has leaked what seems to be Nokia’s 2012 roadmap for its Windows Phone 7 based line of Smartphone devices.
Murtazin, who managed to get his hands on two prototypes of the upcoming Nokia Windows Phone devices, revealed that the first in the series of Nokia devices under the new partnership with Microsoft will be the W7, launched in early 2012.
The W7 device, which Nokia CEO Stephen Elop had said will be developed by 2011 end, will be similar to HTC Mozart. The device will feature a first generation 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8250 processor, a capacitive touch screen and an 8 MP camera with LED flash.
The next Windows Phone device on Nokia’s roadmap is the W8, which similar to the Nokia N8, will feature a 12 MP camera with LED flash, touting it as its main selling point. The device will also use the third generation Snapdragon processor.
The third phone that Nokia will launch will feature a QWERTY slide out keyboard and will be designed to exploit Microsoft’s growing cloud based applications platform for business users. Nokia also plans to release a budget version of a Windows Phone Smartphone sometime next Year.