Those of you hoping for a little Sea Ray in your stocking may end up sorely disappointed, if this report from AdAge is correct about the timing of Nokia’s foundational Windows Phone. Chances are, it won’t be home for Christmas.
That’s based on marketing buys for the unannounced device, which don’t start until early 2012 in the US. In fact, Nokia has yet to name a stateside agency to help usher its hail mary product into one of the world’s largest smartphone markets.
The near future’s looking brighter for European Sea Ray hopefuls, who may see the device hitting their shelves in the next few months. Europe may be one of Nokia’s only footholds in the smartphone market, and the company’s priority seems to be protecting what it has versus building what it doesn’t. Which is probably smart, from a business perspective. But a little bit heartbreaking for those of us who are looking for a handset that lives up to Windows Phone’s promise. [AdAge]