Android-touting Nokia X (Normandy) more likely than ever, as it gets certified in both Indonesia and Malaysia
0. phoneArena 04 Feb 2014, 06:32 posted on
There's nothing like a good back-and-forth mystery, and the Nokia X (also known as Nokia Normandy) proved to be top of the class in the genre. Starting out as a fragile rumor, the Android-powered Nokia X has continued to direct attention towards itself, as more and more information is revealed almost on a weekly basis now. We've seen this happen before, and, generally speaking, when as much intel starts leaking, we're usually not just on the right path -- the device itself is close to making an official entry...
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9. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
MWC guys.....it's coming. Nokia you will make money from this device.
2. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Still have my doubts... Will believe it when I see it, probably at MWC... >_
15. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Nokia India executives (anonymously) have already confirmed it as well as this certification process.
Where it goes and how much it is forked will be the real questions going forward...
3. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
why is nokia releasing this halfhearted effort? android fans longed for a nokia with android because of the camera (aside from the solid build). without the pureview camera, who would be interested to get that? it's just one of the many android phones around.
4. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Because it's meant to replace Asha OS?
6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
this is a low end phone , it is designed to give the moto g a run for its money and this might be the start for Nokia's Android venture , ..to be honest i wont expect to see a pureview Nokia android phone because the nokia smartphone line belongs to Microsoft , this is from the Asha division so there is a possibility that this will be the first and last android nokia if microsoft tightens its leach
14. NFSHesham (Posts: 264; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)
not a chance , it is not going to give moto G anything , You're talking about a 4 inch (vs 4.5 inch for Moto G) 800*480 223ppi (vs 1280*720 pixels 326ppi) , CPU Dual Core 1.2 GHZ snapdragon 200 ( vs QUAD CORE 1.2GHZ Cortex A7 Snapdragon 400 ) , no flash of any sorts ( vs a led flash ) , adreno 302 ( vs adreno 305) , NO Front Camera (vs 1.3 Mp Front Camera ) , the killer 512 MB of ram ( vs 1 GB for Moto G ) , 4 GB internal memory expendable via MicroSD Card (vs 16 Gb non-expendable which is better since you can install more without worrying about space which should be enough for users and NO , Not all people will be rooting the nokia just to be able to install heavy games on MicroSD , they wouldn't play it in the first place ) , 256K coloured screen for crying outloud , and battery probably won't be 2070 mAh as Moto G ( Less may be ), Similar Price Tag ( Outside Of US) , and after all this you're talking about giving the moto g a run for its money , Yeah right .
16. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
i doubt it will cost the same as the moto g outside the US. moto g costs around $230 here. it should go between $120 to $180 and on par if not better than other companies' phone offerings excluding chinese whitebox manufacturers
17. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
No removable battery, no Micro SD support...yeah...you can keep your Moto G with your NSA cloud backup.
Plus, all your future support will come from Lenovo and the Chinese government.
The G is itself a Trojan horse with a max life of two-years tops.
On a side note, if you want to run console-quality games on your phone, you probably don't need a phone in the first place, you should invest that money in a new armchair and joystick.
27. NFSHesham (Posts: 264; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)
then go and buy a lagging device instead and suffer the fact that you cannot download x no of games or apps and the rooting way begins , why should you do that, i seriously doubt that any one would get more than an 8 gb microsd card for that except if nokia gives out free 16 gb cards which is highly doubtful , and the update thing is still pretty much a tie between both google and lenovo , and unfortunately so far since this is middle east egypt we didn't get the moto so far but it's a far better choice than nokia , the flash , front cam , 720p screen (recording - decoding ) , 16 gigs of memory are enough to convince any one of the moto
20. boosook (Posts: 1429; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
if this is designed to give the moto g a run for its money, they've come up with the wrong design!
5. bakarock (Posts: 53; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)
In Malaysia, people move to Samsung as Nokia moves to Windows Phone.. This would be like 1/2 remedy to NokiAndroid fans...
7. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
This is good news for those who have been waiting for a Nokia phone powered by Android.
10. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Not at all...android fans where waiting for a high end nokia with pureview camera and powered by android...
8. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
if only nokia would realease an android version of the 1520 then it would be a huge hit.
11. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
Yay...I from Malaysia and this new really shocked me n why??
Its certified in Malaysia n Indonesia n that means people in Malaysia n Indonesia are the first in the world to get it in their n our hands...
13. Arirank (Posts: 40; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
Samsung n Nokia are always faster comes to Indonesia than other :*
19. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
not always the lumias not. . But yeah Samsung is so fast come to Indonesia
18. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Where's the Elop's poolboy today?
Mr. It's-Not-Coming Windows-Only Rodney?
There's more crow to eat, a straight-up buffet, leading right to MWC...
23. domfonusr (Posts: 384; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
Well, he'll probably be right about it in one way... this is likely to never be sold in the US. However, he won't be totally right, either, as this is clearly on its way to consumer channels in Malaysia and Indonesia. It will likely be a big change for the Asha series, which is not commonly seen in the US market. As long as you trust these foreign governments to know what they are approving, then you need not rely on WPCentral as the sole source of reliable news for all things Nokia.
21. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)
Ok.. A heads up. RM here means Ringgit Malaysia meaning the currency of Malaysia, it could be the price of the device.. 980.. Usually when something is priced here it usually is followed by RM###.. Unlikely it's a model number though. BTW 980 is roughly 320USD is by no means cheap for a budget Nokia phone.
22. domfonusr (Posts: 384; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
Nope. RM-980 is the internal reference code for the software version of the device. Just about every Nokia phone has a ref code that begins with RM.
24. domfonusr (Posts: 384; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
More precisely, it is the product code that determines what firmware chain gets attached to the device. For those who have used either Pheonix ROM flasher or Nemesis, this is a need-to-know concept for identifying what you can or cannot flash onto your Nokia device.
25. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
Yo im from Malaysia n thats not true lah..