Are you missing NOKIA ? Is it only the reason that it is never with highly customizable Android OS?
Then it’s going to be a good news for the Nokia lovers. According to THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Nokia is releasing its first Android smartphone this month. The handset is supposed to be of low-cost range and is rumored to be named as NOKIA NORMANDY (Nokia X). It is reported to be showcased during the MWC in Barcelona.
Similar to the Amazon’s Kindle products, the smartphone is tipped to launch without GOOGLE PLAY support. It will be focused on services provided by Microsoft and nokia.
The handset will be reportedly be priced in line with Nokia Asha Devices. The specs that are rumored are: Dual core snapdragon 200 SoC, Dual SIM, 4” WVGA display, 4 GB of inbuilt memory and 512 MB of RAM.
Source: WSJ, Gsmarena
Nokia engineers had been developing the Android phone before Microsoft struck the €5.4 billion ($7.4 billion) deal last September to buy Nokia’s handset business and license the Finnish company’s patents. It hasn’t been clear before now whether Nokia would move ahead with the Android phone, expected to be introduced at the Mobile World Congress industry trade show starting Feb. 24.
The decision to release the Android phone underscores how badly Microsoft and Nokia each miscalculated in the mobile market. For technical reasons, Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system doesn’t yet work on the low-cost smartphones that have become big sources of growth, particularly in emerging markets.