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Nokia X hits one million units pre-ordered in China ahead of launch

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Mar 2014 10:38

Nokia X hits one million units pre-ordered in China ahead of launch Nokia has proudly boasted that their new X Android smartphone has already reached 1 million units pre-ordered in China.
The device goes on sale in the nation on March 25th, and pre-orders began on the 11th.

Nokia's X, which will sell for just 89 euros, has a 4-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480 resolution, 512MB RAM, a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon, 4GB internal storage, a 3MP camera with no autofocus, a microSD slot and no LTE support. The device runs on a custom Android 4.1, one that strips away Google's applications and services and replaces it with Nokia and Microsoft's own.

On the software end, despite being Android the phones look nothing like Android. Instead, Nokia has built a poor man's Windows Phone, with tiles rather an app drawer, and the tile sizes can be adjusted for the apps you want to take more screen real estate. Some tiles are "live" like the calendar and weather, but they won't work as well as Android's widgets. Nokia has added its "Fastlane" stream which can be accessed by swiping across the screen. It will show contacts, recent photos, app notifications and more in one place.

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