Nokia is testing the Normandy and other unannounced phones in India
Some interesting Nokia-related things are going on in India. Since early February, a website that hosts a database of Indian import and export data has been unveiling, literally, plane-loads of unannounced Nokia handsets. They are being shipped to India from China via Delhi Air Cargo, and are supposed to go through testing and evaluation. Among these are devices named RM-980, RM-964, RX-115, RM-977, RM-976, RM-978, RM-974, RM-990. Their market identities are kept in secret, unlike those of other Nokia phones in the database, which are mostly Lumia models currently on sale.
Out of these, the RM-980 has already been exposed as the Android-running curiosity Nokia Normandy, while the RM-976, 977, and 978 are the first dual-SIM Lumia 630/635 phones. Along with them, there are two very cheap phones that catch attention. One is the RM-1013, which has a per-unit-value of a measly $101 (INR 6282). The other is labeled RM-1030, and it costs only $28 (INR 1759). The only thing we know about the two phones is that both have touch-screens. Also, we suspect these low-low Indian prices won't translate directly to US market prices.
However, now we're even more certain that Nokia (ahem, Microsoft) is preparing to flood the impending MWC with phones of all shapes, colors, and prices.
9. Johnnokia (Posts: 466; Member since: 27 May 2012)
I do really hate Nokia's board.
How don't they realize that people are loving Nokia and not Microsoft?.
What they though when they appointed a torjan horse and microbitch agent as a CEO for the largest phone manufacturer?.
How this idiot convince them that Nokia could not revive with Android.On the other hand Nokia swallowed the market share of basic phones, feature phones, Symbian and now WP. And every one can see that no company could compete with Nokia at all.
Please god, are Finnish so dumb to this extent!!!.)
11. zdprince (Posts: 21; Member since: 10 May 2013)
Nokia board are wiser than you and I so they weighed the consequences of going android and choose the right way of going Microsoft.
Just imagine if Windows, OSX or Android was the only OS, where was the innovations through the competition we have today going to come from?
All those who went Windows phone have no regret but are asking for more and fast which Microsoft is responding...
One hint: do you know why Google is pushing vendors to update to kitkat?
12. akki20892 (Posts: 3280; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
I totally agree with u johnnokia. If Nokia choose android in 2011 then right now they were selling 100 to 150 million N series phones.
3. Beijendorf (Posts: 278; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Does it clarify if any of the devices are flagship-priced, or is it just another let-down like last years MWC from Nokia?
5. PBXtech (Posts: 967; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
It's a good test. Release an Android phone amongst the WP phones, all priced relatively the same, then sit back and see which phone sells the most. If MS is considering releasing an Android phone, here's the trial run to study.
7. Apoorvtheman (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
just release it nokia i am in a deperate need to buy an entry level phone, my xperia s died and i was gonna wait for iphone 6 till then i'll be using you !
8. kindlefireowner (Posts: 334; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
There is an article on PC Mag that explains what they think the Nokia X will be. The X is just a feature phone that basically uses some android apps. It's a way for Nokia to update the Asha line.
10. kindlefireowner (Posts: 334; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
15. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
I personally would want to see some high end models, hitting various sizes... Currently there's nothing in between the 4.5"-6" zone! Preferably NOT an AT&T exclusive.
16. jojon (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
mmm...and the Nokia -Windows juggernaut rolls on. Be aware Mr Apple and Mr Android, trouble this way comes..