Earlier today Nokia, once a dominant handset maker, offloaded the hardware division to Microsoft for a slightly more price than the original announced price (USD $7.2 billion).
Now, Microsoft owns Nokia, and the history changed forever. This deal includes the sale of Nokia's handset and services business to Microsoft.
While Nokia's smartphone roadmap for much of this year or so is sure to already be in motion, it's unclear how the acquisition will affect Nokia's future lineup under Microsoft.
At this year's MWC, Nokia launched the Nokia X- a new smartphone lineup powered by Android mobile OS.
Nokia X, the first such phone, is already available for sale in India at a price point of Rs. 7,729. Not surprisingly, Nokia also said it will bring the other two devices - X+ and XL - in the Indian market in the next 60 days.
Looks like, we're close to hear an announcement related to India launch of Nokia X+. Yes, you heard it right! Few minutes back, GizBot spotted the Nokia X+( Black) available on edabba.com, an online shopping portal. The Nokia X+ has been listed there at a price point of Rs. 11,000. However, we'd like to mention that Nokia hasn't launched the Nokia X+ in India, so the listed priced its unconfirmed.
At the same time, the phone has got listed online on another e-commerce site Saholic, however the price/availability is not mentioned over there.
Talk about its spec sheet, the Nokia X+ features a 4-inch WVGA display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 768MB of RAM and houses an internal storage capacity of 4GB with microSD card support up to 32GB. There's a 3MP fixed focus camera on the rear side of the device. Other connectivity options include: Dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS connectivity options. The makers have added a 1500mAh battery fitted inside.
The phone runs Android OS, but the makers have added their own services on top of it. Users won't be able to access Google Play store, instead you have to rely on Nokia store. Nokia says 75% of Android apps will be usable on Nokia X.
Stay tuned to GizBot for the next update!