New Nokia Normandy screenshots seem to confirm dual SIM capabilities, "two ways of interaction"
Until we know anything for sure, the most recent Nokia Normandy screenshots (revealed by @evleaks) seem to further confirm that the handset supports two SIM cards. @evleaks also notes that there are “two ways” to interact with the Normandy. It’s not entirely clear what that means, but it seems that you can significantly change the aspect of its home screen. You can enlarge the image on the left for a closer look.
We assumed not long ago that Nokia may use Android (with obvious modifications) to replace its Asha platform. So this is what the Normandy could be when (and if) it hits shelves: a new, affordable Asha-like handset based on Android.
As we reported back in December, another dual SIM smartphone that Nokia may announce soon is the Lumia 630 (codenamed Moneypenny). This, however, is a Windows Phone device. We’ll bring more details on the Normandy, as well as on the Lumia 630, as soon as we get them!
10. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Midrange device with mid specs. What good is this?
14. nokia12 (Posts: 450; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
if this becomes a smashing success which it will because it will be priced at 100$ ...
india and China alone will make this device best selling device of 2014..that would gurantee a comeback in 2016 with android ..
awesome finally what every Nokia fan have been waiting for 4 years.. this is true Nokia without eflop and his moles.. we will wait for your return..
15. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
They basically want a cheaper way to provide users in emerging markets with a WP experience hence the Asha on Android.
26. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Why not make a real Android phone??
12. akki20892 (Posts: 3775; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
dude this device running Android. that's y u see bbm there.
looks like there are lots of apps and games so i guess we can access play store as well.
3. tech2 (Posts: 2904; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
That's one ugly UI and that Mix Radio icon is hideous !
BTW, what's with that Ginerbread Notification ? and also why is notification just showing apps name only, why not any information pertaining to app ?!
6. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Come on if it runs Android !! then no need to worry ...you can change everything in android ... That's the beauty of android .. You don't like something get Rid of it !!!
7. tech2 (Posts: 2904; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
That looks very heavily customized similar to what Amazon does (look how different is notification panel). If that is the case then I doubt it will have PlayStore and be more customisable.
Besides, if I wanted my android phone to look like Windows phone I would've bought WP and not this WP wannabe android !
16. PBXtech (Posts: 1020; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
I was thinking the same, load Nova Launcher and not miss a beat.
11. hemedans (Posts: 310; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
it look like combination of notification centre and fastlane of asha. i like idea of fastlane and because its android you can change the way you want
4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1436; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
i can see some android apps there , hopefully it might accept .apks
5. geetam (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 May 2013)
ASPHALT 8 also supported O.o R.I.P SAMSUNG :D
13. akki20892 (Posts: 3775; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
It's call Nokia Powered Android.........!!!
18. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)
If this supports Asphalt 8 easily then its better samsung to stop budget phones.
17. mmmanuuu (Posts: 322; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
I believe we won' t be able to do any kind of customization in this nokia's android version which we can in other android phones. They dont support google services. That means no play store, no maps, no gmail etc etc. This might just have the name ANDROID as the os is a heavily "CHAINED" ANDROID. And people will run behind it like crazy thinking its just an another android phone and this time its from NOKIA. We are all gonna get fooled by Nokia.
19. sergiobr (Posts: 524; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Give us a Pureview camera with Android and ... rules the world ! Bring it on Nokia Normandy.
29. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1016; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
I highly doubt that would happen if this were to be part of the Asha series
25. corporateJP (Posts: 2322; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Apparently you've never tried anything that says "Huawei", "ZTE", or "Pantech" on it.
You must be hard into Samsung.
I've owned, tested, and sold phones from pretty much every manufacturer, and to this day, I will take a NOKIA over ANYTHING else, this phone (if it sees the light of day) being no exception. You can't touch their quality or design.
30. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1016; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Me too. Even the HTC One V (you know, the entry-level phone from 2012 with aluminium unibody) can't match the quality of the Nokia Lumia 925
28. boosook (Posts: 1236; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Au contraire... this is an embarassment to Windows Phone! Why did Nokia have to resort to Android after three years of Windows Phone?
Android is open and customizable. This is just a proof of its capabilities, and it's not embarassing at all. The market will decide if they prefer the Nokia customized interface with Nokia and Microsoft services or the classic interface with Google services (and my personal opinion is that this phone will not be a great success without Google Play and all the integrated Google services).
21. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)
If this thing has got Play Store, Nokia is bracing for self-cannibalization!
23. Teja171 (unregistered)
One word : Sucks
27. SandraB (banned) (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
To late nokia, its now microsoft :(
32. lyndon420 (Posts: 2702; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I agree. I would have jumped on this myself before...but now that ms owns them I won't be touching this one. What a shame...the one OEM that didn't listen during the formation of the Open Handset Alliance is the one that most Android users were hoping for.
31. lyndon420 (Posts: 2702; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
This seems fishy due to the fact that ms now owns Nokia. But hey...Nokia may actually have a phone now that people will want to buy. (better late than never...and to think where Nokia would be now if they had just done this along time ago - they'd still be their own company and a powerhouse that would have kept Samsung from dominating). Curious to know if they are also paying ms's Android bully fees????
35. vananucho (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)
If this thing is real, hope it gets some stable custom roms soon, I'll definetively buy one! Even if it's a mid-range dual core phone...