Nokia boss Stephen Elop quashed rumours whilst showing a glimpse of Nokia’s smartphone future in an interview, which we’ve put below for your viewing pleasure.
In the discussion, Elop says Nokia wouldn’t be showing a handset running Windows Phone 7 today, and then produces what is probably an early test unit from his jacket pocket.
All Things Digital host, Walt Mossberg, does a double take but the phone soon disappears back into the Nokia CEO’s jacket. No peeks at the screen- was it running WinPho 7 already, or a lump of plastic?
It’s a blink and you’ll miss it moment in the interview; the phone appears around the 4:40 mark.
It reminds us of LG’s Optimus 2X, with a central metal strip that we expect houses the camera lens. Generally, the model doesn’t seem too divergent from the stylings of current Windows Phone 7 handsets. Where’s those vivid pastel colours we saw just after the tie-in announcement?
Later in the interview, Nokia’s Elop also took the opportunity to shut down rumours of Microsoft buying out the recently troubled phone giant: “There is absolutely no discussion. The rumours are baseless. As clear as that.”
We hope that other rumours of a Nokia-made Windows Phone 7 arriving before the end of 2011 prove to be true. More when we get it.
Source: All Things D