Nokia is testing the Normandy and other unannounced phones in India

Nokia is testing the Normandy and other unannounced phones in India

Some interesting Nokia-related thingsare going on in India. Since early February, a website that hosts adatabase of Indian import and export data has been unveiling,literally, plane-loads of unannounced Nokia handsets. They arebeing shipped to India from China via Delhi Air Cargo, and aresupposed to go through testing and evaluation. Among these aredevices 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 ofother Nokia phones in the database, which are mostly Lumia modelscurrently on sale.

Out of these, the RM-980 has alreadybeen exposed as the Android-running curiosity Nokia Normandy, whilethe RM-976, 977, and 978 are the first dual-SIM Lumia 630/635 phones.Along with them, there are two very cheap phones that catchattention. 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 bothhave touch-screens. Also, we suspect these low-low Indian priceswon't translate directly to US market prices.

However, now we're even more certainthat Nokia (ahem, Microsoft) is preparing to flood the impending MWCwith phones of all shapes, colors, and prices.

source: Zaubavia NokiaPower User



1. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Go Nokia/MS! :D

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Go Nokia...just Nokia...

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yes go Nokia only Nokia.

9. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 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: 24; Member since: May 10, 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: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Go Microkia!

3. Beijendorf unregistered

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: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

6. shyguy3763

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

Can't wait to see some new phones!

7. Apoorvtheman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 25, 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: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

15. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 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: 437; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

mmm...and the Nokia -Windows juggernaut rolls on. Be aware Mr Apple and Mr Android, trouble this way comes..

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