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Move over, Windows? Nokia turns to Android!

February 25, 2014 11:17 IST

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Anil Satpathy

These phones come with tile-based home screen like that of Windows Phone and has Fastlane notifications centre like Asha devices.

Nokia has finally unveiled its Android operating system based smartphone. The handset, named as Nokia X, has been showcased at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain.

Nokia has also announced two other Android operating based handsets – Nokia X+ and XL.




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The Nokia X, X+, and XL are priced at € 89 (Rs 7,500 approx), € 99 (Rs 8,500), and € 109 (Rs 9,300) respectively. However, only Nokia X will be made available in India by March end this year.

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These phones come with tile-based Home screen like that of Windows Phone and has Fastlane notifications centre -- a second Home screen if you like -- from the latest Asha devices.

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Nokia X comes with a 4-inch IPS LCD display with 800x480 pixels resolution. It has 512 MB RAM, 32 GB micro SD card slot, 3 megapixel fixed focus camera, and a 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon 8225 processor.

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There is no front camera in this handset. The handset has 115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm and weighs 128.66 grams.

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It is said to have 10.5 hours of talktime and 22 days of standby on 3G network.

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Nokia X+

It too comes with a 4-inch IPS LCD display with 800x480 pixels resolution. Besides, it too comes with 32 GB micro SD card slot, 3 megapixel fixed focus camera, and a 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon 8225 processor. It has however 768 MB RAM.

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Nokia XL

It is bigger and better than the other two smartphones.

The Nokia XL comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD display but with the same 800x480 pixels resolution. It has a better looking 5 megapixel auto focus camera and has a flash too.

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Also, it comes with a 2 megapixel front camera.

It has the same 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon 8225 processor and 768 MB RAM. It measures 141.3 x 77.7 x 10.8mm and weighs 190 grams.

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