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Details of Nokia's upcoming Windows Phone 7 handsets are starting to appear if we're to believe the rumours. As with every other Windows Phone handset maker, Nokia seems to be limited to the same Qualcomm SoC and in this case it's the MSM8x55 depending on CDMA/UMTS support, even though the rumours are only mentioning a 1.4GHz processor without specifying the model.

Details of Nokia's upcoming Windows Phone 7 handsets are starting to appear if we're to believe the rumours. As with every other Windows Phone handset maker, Nokia seems to be limited to the same Qualcomm SoC and in this case it's the MSM8x55 depending on CDMA/UMTS support, even though the rumours are only mentioning a 1.4GHz processor without specifying the model.

The Sabre appears to be similar to the already leaked SeaRay, as both handsets are said to feature a 3.7-inch display, although with Sabre being the lower-end handset it gets to make do with a standard LCD display over the AMOLED display fitted in the SeaRay. Sabre is also said to feature 8GB of internal storage, 25GB of free SkyDrive storage and a 5Megapixel auto focus camera. The only novel feature here is interchangeable back covers, a typical Nokia feature.

The Ace on the other hand will be Nokia's flagship phone, but we have a hard time getting excited about a single core 1.4GHz Windows Phone 7 device, even though Nokia is said to be kitting it out with a 4.3-inch AMOLED display and an 8Megapixel Carl Zeiss branded camera with auto focus. It's also said to have 16GB of storage, a 1,800mAh battery and HSPA+ connectivity. Nokia will of course launch all of its upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices with the Mango release of the OS.

We can't but feel a little bit sorry for Nokia, as its new handsets will be running last year's hardware by the they arrive in quantity in the market. It's less than three months left of this year and the handsets aren't expect to launch at the earliest towards the end of this month. Nokia World 2011 has been suggested as a potential launch platform and that takes places on the 26th and 27th of October in London. At this rate, Nokia is willingly giving away its market share to its competitors, as the company simply doesn't have competitive products, unless of course you only count other Windows Phone 7 handsets that is.

Source: My Nokia Blog