Report: Nokia X will debut at Mobile World Congress running Android with a Windows Phone twist

nokia normandy

Whispered about for months now and showcased in a series of leaks, it appears the legend of the Nokia Normandy could be finally made official later this month. According to The Wall Street Journal, Nokia is planning on unveiling their first this awkward Android device — dubbed the Nokia X — during Mobile World Congress in just a few short weeks.

We’re still reeling from the fact that this device could be more a simple concept or prototype, keep in mind that the Nokia X is said to be running a heavily forked version of Android for reasons unbeknownst to us. Because of the amount of heavy forking, don’t expect the usual suite of Google apps to accompany this device. Apparently, Nokia has their own plans for the Normandy, making specially designed apps for services like Facebook and Twitter.

One the spec front, you can expect the Normandy to storm the beaches of the low-end market with a 4-inch display, dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a 5MP camera. As we’ve mentioned before, Phandroid will once again be in attendance for this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, so be on the lookout for additional coverage should this NX actually see the light of day.

[via WinSource]

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  • WhoaManWtF

    This is stupid, they are going to be upset with the lack of sales then and give up on Android even though it is their fault for releasing a very sub par phone.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      I’d be surprised to see this launch anywhere outside of “emerging markets”.

      • WhoaManWtF

        I guess that make some sense, but even then doubling the ram would have cost them next to nothing and vastly improved the user experience.

        • Kevin

          My 3 year old HTC Thunderbolt had more RAM than that.

  • shmigga

    Looks like fail right out of the box.

  • harold

    Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Jody Schoolcraft

    It’s been said many times….Go home Nokia you’re drunk!!!

    • Sean Royce

      That “go home .. you’re drunk” has been used to many times on the internet. It was never funny.

      • Jody Schoolcraft

        Would it be funnier if I had started with “Nokia and Microsoft walked into a bar…”

  • blest

    Dafuq is this?

  • Phaz0n

    Dead on arrival.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Emerging markets or for folks who liked Lumia 520/521.

  • ratnok

    Dead on arrival.

  • Cynik21

    DON’T BUY IT IF ITS FORKED VERSION OF ANDROID. If it is, then u will get all the ASOP versions of Google Apps, which are getting sorely neglected after Google releases a new version of the app in the Google Play Store. it also means that apps that depend on API’s that are built into the Google Play Store apk won’t be available and the app will fail to run. just ask any developer deploying apps to Amazon app store what that is like.

  • lolwut

    Instead of everyone crying over something that doesn’t effect them at all, maybe we should be excited that we’ll have some new features/assets/fonts to integrate into our custom ROMs?

  • domahman

    This is 3rd world country spec…or iphone spec. ;)

  • jnt

    forked Gingerbread…