Conor Pierce, general manager for the UK and Ireland at Nokia, has said that their first Windows Phone handset is "absolutely stunning" in an interview with Pocket-lint.

"To the partners we have shown the device to, their words, not necessarily mine - although I agree - upon showing it to them. It's spontaneous and unprompted. They say ‘the first Nokia Windows Phone is absolutely stunning’ and that’s die hard gurus in this business, who have thick skin. For them to say that spontaneously without any sales pitch shows what we are bringing is pretty spectacular. And that’s only the beginning."

Pierce went onto say that he has the device on him right this moment but is not able to show us what we're soon to be expecting. He mentions that this device is the success that Nokia so desperately needs and Windows Phone is the right choice for the company.

"Nokia has made a decision to play hard on Windows Phone. That is our primary operating system. The scale and quality that we will bring to the WP7 ecosystem is unique. We aren’t dividing our time with other platforms. We will deliver a very superior smartphone, a very different experience."

While we're all excited to see what Nokia brings to the table, it should be an interesting end of the year to say the least. Nokia World looks to be the event where the handset will be unveiled and Microsoft is certainly not to be absent when the fireworks are released.

Source: Pocket-lint, via: WinRumors