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Normandy Smartphone To Be Called Nokia X, Might Launch at MWC 2014
It seems the Finnish smartphone maker, Nokia will reveal its heavily leaked Normandy smartphone at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2014. The press conference would be held on February 24th, as per the recent announcement the company made. Earlier the rumors suggested that the smartphone would be officially announced on March 25.
On the other hand, the undoubted Twitter user, @evleaks has also revealed another interesting information pertaining to the Normandy smartphone. The tweet from the leakster reads, "Project Normandy = Nokia X", which is quite self-explanatory.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Project Normandy = Nokia X</p>— @evleaks (@evleaks) <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/statuses/426502642538270721">January 23, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
For those who are unaware of the smartphone, it is worth mentioning that the device will run on a heavily customized Android platform. Normandy or Nokia X which is called "forked Android device" would not support Google Play service.
Well, it terms of design, the Normandy smartphone looks pretty much like the Asha handset with a back button at the bottom bezel.
But the question is, will Microsoft owned Nokia by any chance release the Nokia X commercially?
Nokia has pioneered on the Windows Phone devices and there is hardly any competition in Windows Phone market. Is Nokia actually trying to check out the amalgamation of Windows and Android platform with its Normandy or Nokia X smartphone?
Android fans, don't get jumpy already, it might get you excited more because it comes from Windows Phone maker. It should be noted that the Nokia X is not a high end device but a low-end smartphone.
As per the rumors and leaks, the 4-inch FWVGA display. It would be powered by a Snapdragon processor supported by 512MB of RAM and 4GB storage with microSD card. Also the screenshots leaked earlier showed a Dual SIM functionality incorporated in the device.