What’s to become of the Nokia Normandy? The smartphone’s been captivating us with its mystery for the past couple months now; what we first assumed would be some kind of Windows Phone handset has since drastically shifted in terms of our expectations, and found itself attached to the story that Nokia’s been using the hardware to test the Android waters. Even if that were true what would it mean now? With the sale to Microsoft, was Normandy dead in the water? That may have been the smart bet, but rumors persist that something is still to come of this project, even as we get into the new year.
The lion’s share of the intel available on Normandy – and heck, even the first time we heard the model’s codenamed mentioned – has come from tipster @evleaks. Over the holiday, he sent out the tantalizing message that “the reports of Normandy’s death have been greatly exaggerated.”
That doesn’t help us out any with the exact from in which Normandy would launch – and certainly, aside from these Android rumors, the hardware itself sure looks like a fit for Asha – but @evleaks sure seems to speak with confidence that there exists evidence pointing to ongoing interest in this project. In addition to what we don’t know about the software, we’re also left guessing as to any possible schedule moving forward, so it could still be some time before we get our answers, but one way or another, this is one mystery we’re very interested in seeing resolved.