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Microsoft announces Nokia X2

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jun 2014 21:32 User comments (5)

Microsoft announces Nokia X2 Just months after Nokia launched the X smartphone running on Android with a user interface that mimics Windows Phone, new parent Microsoft has unveiled the sequel: the X2.
The device will be an upgrade from its predecessor and features a 4.3-inch display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, dual-SIM capabilities, 16GB internal storage and 5MP/1.3MP dual cameras. Nokia will offer the phone in green, orange, black, yellow and grey.

Nokia has smartly added a home key, which had been a criticism of the original X, along with the back key.

Besides the Windows Phone-esque tile interface, Microsoft has also added their own suite of apps including "some Xbox games," the cloud storage service OneDrive and Outlook. Nokia's HERE maps is of course included, as well, and Nokia's other featured apps are included too, making the phone packed with Microsoft/Nokia services to the point where the device looks nothing like a standard Android device.

The original device sold for 99 ($135, 80) and the X2 will sell for the same, meaning the original Nokia X is now dead. The X2 will be available "immediately in select countries globally," but Nokia has not specified where yet.

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5 user comments

125.6.2014 20:54

WTF??

1.2GHz??????

PASS!

230.6.2014 11:12

Does this mean $135 retail, or subsidized with a contract?

32.7.2014 2:42

Originally posted by roz1281:
Does this mean $135 retail, or subsidized with a contract?
I'd hazard that's retail judging by hearme0's reaction to the specs.

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Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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42.7.2014 10:11

Originally posted by hearme0:
WTF??

1.2GHz??????

PASS!
Then like a lot of people you'll go on to something with higher specs, but for a lot of people wanting a basic but up to date phone it will have it's appeal, esp at this price.

52.7.2014 13:05

That would be someone like me.


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