Scoble gets a peek at Nokia Windows Phone? Not so fast...

Robert Scoble was in the midst of travels when he ran into Reno Marioni, who runs global partnerships for Nokia. Scoble was able to glance at one Nokia phone (seen above) and learned that there was a "secret" phone in the man's briefcase that he couldn't not check out.

We really want to believe what we see above is a Nokia Windows Phone with NFC on board--after all, he's blocking those distinctive Windows keys, right? Unfortunately, no. If you look at the top bar with the service icons (battery, time, signal) you'll see these match up with the N9 exactly. So that's a shame.

The good news is Scoble was quite impressed with what he saw from Nokia: "...but the current phone he did show me is damn nice. I might have to rethink Nokia's chances. We'll be paying attention this fall to what they announce.", lending credence to the idea that we're in for a nice ride come later this year.

Source: Google+; Thanks, Amir, for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.