When we first heard of the Nokia Normandy, a low-cost Android phone by a company who swore never to make an Android phone., we thought it was dead on arrival. Why, you ask? Because it ran Android. And because Nokia is now owned by Microsoft.
We imagined it’d be a cold day in hell before we ever saw Nokia use Android for one of their handsets again, which had everyone writing the Normandy off as a dead skeleton in a pretty cold closet.
But @evleaks is giving folks reason to believe that the device shouldn’t be written off. The Twitter leakster took a break from his typical image-posting affairs to make a word-ridden statement:
The reports of Normandy’s death have been greatly exaggerated.
In typical @evleaks fashion, that line has us just as clueless as we were before. That doesn’t necessarily tell us that the device is, in fact, launching at some point soon, but it does seem to suggest that we haven’t heard the last of it.
It would explain why we’ve seen more and more leaked renders of the Nokia Normandy in recent weeks despite Nokia being full-steam ahead in its quest to come up with crazy Windows phones and tablets. That said, folks should know that plans can always change in the blink of an eye, so if this “great exaggeration” is true, it doesn’t say anything about the future of the Normandy.