Come on. It's not like Mr. Elop didn't expect this to happen.
Following a leakage from a supposedly no-cameras-allowed media sneak peek, photos and video of the first ever Nokia Windows Phone codenamed 'Sea Ray' are now all over the blogosphere.
So how does it look like?
Well, almost exactly like Nokia N9 --
Except that the Windows Phone has this extra button on the side --
right above the thumb.
And why not? Afterall, Mr. Elop himself said that Nokia N9 will introduce a number of innovations that will be seen in Nokia's next generation handsets - one of which being industrial design.
Watch this video for more of Nokia's first Windows Phone running WP7 Mango:
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical when I first learned that Nokia had decided to adopt Window Phone as its new smartphone platform instead of Android - as Android would have been the safer choice. But after holding Nokia N9 and being told that that slim yet solid form factor will be seen in future Nokia Windows phones, and then realizing that people do need more options when it comes to the smartphone ecosystem they'd want to be part of, I started to feel more optimistic about the whole thing. Nokia is facing a bright future.