Nokia, remember them? Yes the Finnish mobile phone maker, which once ruled the handset world but ended up being bought by Microsoft. Well the brand is certainly fighting back under its new owners and today it has unveiled a new mobile in the guise of the Nokia X2.
Confusingly though, for a company that was expected to be majoring on producing Microsoft created Windows phones, the new model is an Android handset. Still that means that you will be able to download the many thousands of apps already created for the platform.
It is roughly speaking a mid market model which should comes with a price tag of around £100. I guess that it means it is largely going be aimed at emerging markets (where Nokia are still very strong) but expect to see it in the UK too. Think of it as a mobile for sophisticated pay as you go handset buyers and you’ll get the idea.
Headline features include a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash. It is powered by a Snapdragon 200 processor featuring a dual core 1.2GHz CPU and features next-generation Nokia X Software Platform 2.0 which includes major enhancements to the user interface. It boasts a standby battery life of a very impressive 23 days.
Microsoft has packed out the handset with lots of goodies including Skype, OneDrive, Outlook.com and more available from the Nokia Store, including the Bing Search app. It is also compatible with two of the hottest apps around OneNote and Yammer.
It will be available at launch in glossy orange, black and green, with glossy yellow, white and matte dark grey coming later to the lineup.