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Nokia set to debut basic Android phone
Posted on 12-Feb-2014 08:21 by Bill Bennett | Tags Filed under: Articles



The Wall Street Journal reports Nokia plans to show a low-end Android phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month.

Apparently the phone was in development before Microsoft purchased Nokia’s handset business.

According to the report the device is code-named Normandy and includes  a Qualcomm dual-core 1GHz processor, a 4- inch WVGA display, 512MB of Ram and 4GB of storage. The phone has a 5 megapixel camera and can take two Sim cards.

The specification is similar to many of the low-end Android phones hitting the market. Prices for similar hardware is typically less than NZ$300.

One twist in the plan is that Nokia will block access to the Google Play store and direct customers to a Nokia-branded app store. The report also says some Nokia phone services found on the its Windows Phone models will be included on the new handset.

While this runs counter to Microsoft’s phone strategy, the software giant does well out of Android collecting a royalty on each Android licence sold.

[digitl 2014]

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