Over at WP Central they got this photo with this story behind it.
Robert Scobble was in the midst of travels when he ran into Reno Marioni, who runs global partnerships for Nokia. Scobble 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.
Because the status bar looked like this
and the N9 status bar looks like this
They concluded that we are looking at the N9 and not a Windows Phone. I disagree, that phone he is carrying looks smaller than the N9.
Also from the way he is covering up the bottom buttons (I mean why would you hide the N9? It has already been shown off to the public?) we would have to assume he is covering up the three “Windows buttons.” Plus the smaller size lends itself to be the leaked/rumored smaller Nokia Windows Phone 703 with the 3.7 inch screen.
Do I have any proof that this is the 703? No, but someone from Nokia would not be hiding any part of the N9 from public view. I’m not sayin’… I’m just sayin’
Update: Thanks to one astute James Whatley for picking up on this and leaving it in the comments section.
“He’s not covering up the buttons, he’s demonstrating the NFC capabilities of the N9 with an NFC-enabled card [the result being a foursquare check-in at Nokia Inc].”