2014 had been an eventful year so far as a result of the launch of the flagship devices by big brands like Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony. But the three smartphones launched by Nokia had been among the most unexpected and surprising releases so far.
Nokia X and its siblings the Nokia X+ and Nokia XL were in the news since their launch as they were released as the Android-operated phones. Their features and specifications were disappointing but that did not stop Nokia X from topping the charts. in developing countries as per Tech Radar reports.
Saulo Passos, Head of Communications, Mobile Phones at Microsoft Devices Group, has been quoted saying that “Nokia X is getting a tremendous consumer response. In Russia, for example, it is the number one smartphone according to GfK market research firm. The phone also enjoys that position in Pakistan. We are seeing great momentum also coming from China, Indonesia and Brazil,” as per the Website.
The main reason behind its popularity is that the phone was available at cheap prices, and since the beginning it was targeted for developing countries.
Nokia X is equipped with a 4-inch WVGA IPS LED touch screen and runs on Android’s Jellybean operating system. It has a dual SIM feature, dual core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 3MP rear camera and memory expandable up to 32GB.
However, now the buzz is that Microsoft has decided to discontinue the whole Nokia X range. The recent reports suggest that in-spite of being understood as the hottest selling budget android smartphone, it has been discontinued .
The latest Nokia offering, Nokia X smartphone has been launched in the Indian market at a price of Rs. 8,599. This phone was launched at the MWC in Barcelona recently along with Nokia X+ and XL. These phones are expected to give a boost to Nokia’s dipping sales because it comes with Google’s Android operating system along with dual sim. However, it uses Android 4.1.2, which has been stripped of Google services such as the Play Store.
This new Nokia X features a 4-inch WVGA LCD display. It runs on the 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB RAM. It has a 4GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.
Nokia has recently revealed that the company is scheduled to launch its newest ‘Nokia X’ Android smartphone in India on March 15 2014. This move can be seen as part of efforts by the company to compete with Samsung and Micromax and grab some share in the country’s burgeoning affordable smartphone market.
The smartphone will carry a price tag of Rs 8500, and will be available with some pre-loaded applications including Maps, Mixradio, Facebook and Twitter.
This phone boasts a 4-inch touchscreen with dual SIM feature. The Nokia smartphone will be powered by Android’s Jellybean operating system, dual core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and memory expandable up to 32GB. Additionally, it will be equipped with a 3MP rear camera.
The company showcased its X range of smartphones – Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL – at the Mobile World Congress on February 24 2014 in Barcelona. All these X series smartphones are powered by Google’s Android operating system.
Nokia X is due to be launched in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, while the Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are most likely to be available in these markets in the early second quarter with a price tag of €99 (Rs 8,300) and €109 (Rs 9,200) respectively. Nokia X is already available in Malaysia at a price of 399 Malaysian ringgit (nearly Rs 7,500).… Read the rest
At the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona this week, companies have made it clear that they are also focusing on creating cheaper phones for the emerging markets. It is true that their focus the last few years has been on creating high-quality smartphones that the affluent lot crave. However, it’s also evident that most of these people cannot afford phones that cost hundreds of dollars.
We have seen a slate of cheap phones being launched pre-MWC as well as at the event. The much-touted Nokia X was launched at $122. It is an Android-based phone and uses the dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor. This makes it quite a steal. Sure, the features are not what you get in a $400 Android phone. Here’s why: Nokia X is based on the open-source Android that comes free. It is then instilled with features from Microsoft and then packaged to resemble a Windows phone.
For those who want to go even lower on the amount they spend on a phone, Mozilla has created cheap phones using the Firefox OS. However, it allows you to use most apps that the more expensive smartphones offer.
The compact Moto G was also launched recently with a screen size of 4.5″. It’s ergonomically designed but doesn’t have space for a MicroSD card, which means the memory cannot be expanded.
Nokia has launched its Android-based phones, earlier codenamed Normandy, at the MWC in Barcelona today. This range of phones comes with a unique system that would make Nokia X series an interesting addition to the smartphones marketplace.
The Nokia X is actually an operating system that is based on the Android 4.1 along with features of Asha and Windows phones. This is a range of three phones the Nokia X with a 4-inch screen and the Nokia X+ and Nokia XL with larger screens.
These phones will work on the dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor. However, Nokia X+ will offer enhanced storage capacity compared to Nokia X, while Nokia XL will have a larger screen.
In the run-up to MWC 2014, when giants such as Samsung and LG are sharpening their claws, Nokia seems to be prepared for its own show. In a desperate effort to enter the Android segment, Nokia now plans to unveil its first smartphone with this operating system.
Code-named Normandy, the Nokia X has seen leaks on Weibo website for Nokia. Interestingly, the images are not very predictive and do nothing but reveal an X mark. However, insiders are anticipating the Finnish makers to release two separate smartphones at MWC on the 24th this month.
Touted as a mash-up between Nokia Lumia and the pocktable Nokia Asha, the Nokia X could come loaded with specs such as:
The rumor mill has been abuzz about Normandy, which is a code name for a new Android-based Nokia phone. Recently however, @evleaks has said that a Nokia Android phone could be set for launch and it is likely to be called the Nokia X. This blog tends to give accurate information and could be right this time too.
However, no further information is available on the phone except its name. Unfortunately, there are no details except the likely name.… Read the rest