Microsoft CEO says some Nokia X devices will be revamped to Windows Phone ones

Microsoft CEO says some Nokia X devices will be revamped to Windows Phone ones
There are a lot of news coming from Redmond today. For starters, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella disclosed the not-so-pleasant piece of news that the company will give the pink slips to roughly 18,000 workers (12,500 of which are former Nokia employees). Now, it becomes clear that the company's workforce might not be the only thing that gets the axe, as Mr. Nadella stated that Microsoft is on the verge of revamping some representatives of the Android-powered Nokia X family and making them Lumia devices, which will be running the company's own OS, Windows Phone.

While it's more than certain that we are talking about entry-level phones here, it's still unclear if these ex-Android Nokias will be positioned below or on par with the existing low-end Windows Phone devices, such as the Lumia 525. Thus, an unexpected upward spike in their suggested retail price is highly unlikely.

In addition, it's pretty unclear which Nokia X devices will be refashioned to Windows Phone Lumia ones. We would wager that the recently-unveiledNokia X2 might be spared from this upheaval. However, the original Nokia X, along with its first-gen peers, the X+ and the XL, immediately come to mind as possible candidates.

source: Microsoft via Engadget

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