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Nokia is testing the Normandy and other unannounced phones in India

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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.

source: Zauba via Nokia Power User

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