Nokia's first Android device has a whiff of the Windows Phone about it

Mobile World Congress

The Nokia X – or Normandy as it has been known – leaks continue, with this claiming to be an actual full front on shot of the device. The image is one of a series that has appeared in China at Coolxap and shows the design we've seen many times before along with a very Windows Phone-esque user interface.

As we'd expect, there's no sight of anything Google related, but Nokia's own Here Maps are present and correct. There's also a Store clearly shown, so providing everything is legit, Nokia it seems has decided how the X will be getting its apps.

Other pointers we can gather from the images are that this is indeed budget hardware as expected. There is no rear camera flash, the display even from these images looks pretty low res, and the side on images – see the source link for the full set – don't exactly scream high-end. Two SIM cards are clearly shown in the status bar – even though they're missing – and it looks like you'll be able to increase the size of the homescreen tiles as you can with Windows Phone.

Actual details still elude us, but we'll know for sure this coming Monday, February 24 what this is all about. We'll be live from Barcelona for Nokia's press event, so keep it locked to Android Central for all you need to know.

Source: Coolxap via NoWhereElse


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Nokia X shows its tiled face before Mobile World Congress


Tell coolxap that they need more watermarks, I had a really hard time figuring out who leaked the image there...

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Must have taken a page out of Verizon's branding, having to brand front, backs of phones in huge lettering in case I forget who I'm suppose to mail my bill too.

This biggest reason I want this phone to come out already is because I was the Here Maps apk! I've always wanted to use a legit version on Android, instead of that awful browser based crap. Lol.

How do we switch to android but not shock or current customer base... Make android look like windows phone! Nokia is mistake after mistake.

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Hardly looks like an Android phone to me.

Get rid of these tiles and crap and let me have vanilla Android instead.

Hell, I'd go as far as to say TouchJizz looks better than this.

This is a horrible , horrible little thing.

Everyone involved in making this should feel bad and have their dog run away from home for a day or two. Maybe even their wives.

Microsoft is using this to try and familiarize Android customers with Windows Phone's UI. So when you walk into your carrier's store at upgrade time, that Lumia sitting alone in the corner might appeal to someone.

Wouldn't expect anything else.

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I don't know what people have against bezels. I mean does it kill you or what? Coz I really don't get it. I personally have no problems against it though and I try to figure out why does it bother the folks here :E

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Imagine if you bought a 40 inch TV and there was a 4 inch black bar at the top and a 6 inch bar at the bottom.

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just spoils the appeal of the display. if you use a phone with small bezels, you will never go back. Just unnecessary bulk imo, unless it's for something useful (like the stereo speakers on the htc one). This, it just reminds me of a bulkier Sony Xperia. I myself use a G2 so i'm a bit antsy bout them

Interesting code name considering the UI looks like windows phone. Should have been code named "Troy" or "trojan" seems like they are trying to get more people used to the windows style of things and then bring them over to the dark side. lol

I still hope that they make Asha feature phones after this. I like that kids can have a phone with Wi-Fi connectivity that is not a smartphone and so I don't have to pay for a data plan.

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