Nokia Sea Ray WP7 To Launch August 17th? is reporting that Microsoft and Nokia have started sending invites to a joint event at Gamescom on August 17th. This looks like the launch of the first Windows Phone 7 device from the Finnish giant and the first European appearance of Mango on Windows Phone 7 hardware of any manufacturer.

Pairing Nokia's mobile know-how with Mango promises something of a special phone and I wonder if this could help boost Microsoft's penetration in the UK in particular, where Nokia have historically found a strong market.