Posts tagged with: Normandy
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    Man... we were this close to seeing Nokia wrap-up all the loose ends surrounding its embrace of Android, with the phone we expect to launch as the Nokia X. Come Monday, that handset should take its place on stage for the world to see, but a new rumor suggest that it could be just the tip of the iceberg, and Nokia may have a pair of additional Android-based smartphones still in development. What makes this rumor so juicy is that unlike the meager hardware expected to make up the Nokia X, these two other phones would deliver higher and higher specs, and one could even flirt with ...

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    Rumors are flying about the Nokia X/Normandy, which appears like it's going to be a lower-end Android-based handset, likely to be announced at this year's MWC. All that sounds great -- but it's an insanely stupid idea! A US$110 Nokia X would just be the company shooting itself in the foot! Nokia is, and always has been, a great manufacturer. It makes phones that really hold no equal. Nokia has an entrenched user-base across Europe, and makes some of the best looking smartphones that you can find. The company can make a smartphone that's well-worth a $500 price tag. But the Nokia X is ...

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    T-minus six days to go until Nokia's Mobile World Congress event, kicking-off a day that's going to be full of announcements. We've been anticipating a couple different devices from Nokia, but easily the most interesting (not to mention controversial) has been the Nokia X, the Android-based Asha successor that was developed as codename Normandy. Once the thing of crazy fever dreams, Nokia X has been looking all too real in recent weeks. When Nokia changed its color scheme on a number of its social pages to green, we wondered if it might be making allusions to Android, a theory that grew ...

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    Last week, we saw Nokia make some changes to its online social presence, redecorating many of its pages in green. While the changes have since been reverted, speculation at the time suggested that the use of green might reference Android, the platform expected to form the core for the upcoming Nokia X, the phone we've followed as codename Normandy. As we settle in to the last week before Nokia's MWC event, where we might hope to start getting answers, a new Nokia X teaser has leaked, and once again the color green is a major focus. A few things strike our eye about the above image. First ...

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    Just about an hour ago, Nokia changed its logo and the background on its Facebook page from the company's iconic blue to a shade of green. Jumping over to Twitter, and even Google+, we see the same change taking place. What could be the meaning behind this move? If it was about some sort of general environmental consciousness, wouldn't this be happening in April, closer to Earth Day? Instead, might it have something to do with the company's MWC announcement, scheduled for Monday, February 24? A couple theories are being tossed around: one of the most obvious looks to a connection between ...

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    Snow storms have their ups and downs. On the one hand, they keep you from partaking in all the Nokia unboxing fun your comrades in more seasonable climes are enjoying - but on the other, they put you in mind of all the friends you have in the great Arctic North. One such person is friend of the show Nick Gray of HTCSource and Android and Me, who joins us today for a special extended episode taking a long look at all the HTC M8 rumors of the past few weeks. That's followed by the rest of the news, which this week ranges from Galaxy Gear 2 and iPhone 6 speculation to riffing about Android ...

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    What we've been able to put together so far about Nokia's plans for the X/Normandy have painted the picture of a lower-end Android-based handset. The hardware's presence in a number of regulatory databases for developing nations fit with that low-end assessment, and suggested that Normandy could be a vehicle to get Nokia phones into the hands of very budget-conscious shoppers. With models like last year's Lumia 520, we know that Nokia can build some crazy affordable hardware, but we haven't had a solid grasp on precisely what Normandy might sell for. As we wait to see if Nokia really ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Asus VivoTab Note 8 on the Microsoft Store for a very attractive price. Then we talk about the Nokia Normandy and the reports that the Wall Street Journal is pushing. Samsung follows the news as we talk about a possible "value edition" galaxy S 4, aside from a Galaxy Tab 4. HTC then hits rumor mill with the possible launch of mid-range phones along with the M8, and a possible Nexus 10 tablet. We end today's show talking about a recent study that shows the iPad mini as very easy to break. All this and more after the break. ...

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    Just a few months back, suggesting that Nokia would be releasing an Android-based smartphone could be seen as fighting words. Despite all odds, the rumor hasn't only stuck around, but it's since built up a sizable body of evidence backing it up, and at this point the model we've been following as codename Normandy – hardware that may launch as the Nokia X – seems very much real. But even if the phone really will be hitting retail, just when might that be? Nokia's got its MWC press conference coming up in a couple weeks, and the mention of the date Tuesday the 25th in a leaked ...

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    Despite how unbelievable the idea sounded back when we first heard it, it's looking increasingly likely now that Nokia will end up releasing a smartphone based around an Android core, the model we've been following as codename Normandy and now (possibly) the Nokia X. The latest evidence in favor of Nokia going through with a launch comes to us from a pair of national regulatory agencies (think: like the FCC), both giving the phone the thumbs-up for operation. One of these actually dates back quite a while, with Nokia model RM-980 (again, presumed to be Normandy) listed in an Indonesian ...

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    The Nokia X will be part of the Asha line-up. This is basically what an unnamed Senior Nokia India Executive unveiled, under the condition that his identity should be not unveiled. Additionally, said executive also unveiled that the phone will be available in India in March, in which context an MWC announcement could be highly likely. The specs that got leaked include a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, four-inch screen with WVGA resolution, 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), five-megapixel shooter sans flash (from all the renders and leaks), ...

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    The Nokia Normandy that recently changed its name to Nokia X has had its specs tentatively leaked while some benchmark results try to both confirm and size them up. According to some, the phone will never see the light of day as an Android (forked though) powered Nokia, while others believe February 25 or March 25 should be the date of the unveiling. Whatever the case, we're seeing some more images of the phone in real life. Please keep in mind that these are most probably images of a prototype and that the color is either a red one (with a camera that has poor white balance), or one ...

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    The latest chapter in the sage of the Nokia Normandy – which is sounding like it may be launched (assuming that actually happens) as the Nokia X – hasn't exactly been the most exciting one, as a set of leaked hardware specs implied some underpowered performance for the Android smartphone. With details like a meager 512MB of RAM and a dual-core Snapdragon running at just 1GHz, the phone sounded more on-par with a handset form 2010/11 than anything current and competitive; even the Moto X, which has become a great point of reference for non-flagship specs still delivering high-level ...

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    Tuesday, 25th, as it appears on the home screen of the leaked Nokia Normandy, is the date on which the phone will hopefully be unveiled. Whether that's February or March is yet unknown, as both months seem to have matching dates and days. We've just recently learned that the phone, codenamed Normandy, will likely be unveiled as the Nokia X, and now we're seeing it alleged specs being leaked. In order to run its rumored "forked" Android version the Nokia X will rely on its dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz, and a suspiciously low amount of RAM: 512MB. The screen is nothing to ...

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    Nokia has started sending out official press invites for a Barcelona event, and the speculation can now officially begin. Some believe that the Nokia Lumia 1520 Mini (aka 1520V) will be there, alongside the Nokia X, and maybe some others. But what exactly is the Nokia X? According to @evleaks, it's none other than the Normandy. This certain Normandy is expected to be the first official Android-powered Nokia device, running a "forked" version of Google's operating system. It's latest alleged screenshots showed off part of the interface, and a date of 25th is featured on the Calendar, which ...

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