Bang on schedule, the Android-esque Nokia X2 has been announced. It has a 4.3″ WVGA (800×480) screen, dual- core 1.2 GHz CPU, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 1GB RAM with 4GB storage and a microSD card slot.
Microsoft… Sorry, Nokia are throwing in 15GB of online storage and the handset also has the usual WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0.
At €99 (£79.18) it’ll be available globally and has a dual SIM capability too. You can get more details on the Nokia website right now.
There’s a range of colours and it’s seen as a way to get people on the way to the Lumia handsets. Let’s hope the owners of the X Series devices don’t get too used to all those Android apps, because although there’s more Windows Phone apps appearing there’s still more on Android.
The design apparently has an “Inner Glow” thanks to a trick paint job and it’ll open up the world of Microsoft services. It has a day and smooth UI with easier switching between apps with visual multitasking.
We have a demo video and we’ll have more details soon..
osting just €99*, the distinctively designed Nokia X2 smartphone brings quality hardware, enhanced performance, the unique Fastlane experience and popular Microsoft services to a wider audience.
Striking design and features
The Nokia X2’s stylish exterior remains as bold as the original Nokia X but incorporates a brand-new cool translucent outer layer, making it really shine whatever the time of day.
Navigating around the Nokia X2 is easy, thanks to Fastlane and the home and back buttons – the latter providing quick-and-easy multitasking support.
Fastlane makes it easy to see what events you’ve got coming in the future, what apps you’ve used recently, as well as the different tasks you’ve performed throughout any given day, and with just one tap, you’ve launched an app or responded to a notification.
The Nokia X2 is also equipped with another navigation option; the brand-new ‘apps list’, which keeps your home screen clear for your most used apps, bringing Nokia X2 in line with the existing Lumia experience.
More personalisation options are now available on the start screen, too, thanks to the tile color-picker feature.
With a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor on-board, everything you do is razor-sharp and responsive. And with a bigger 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, all of your apps, games, photos and videos are brought to life with aplomb.
Speaking of photos, there’s a 5MP camera with flash and auto focus on the back as well as a front-facing camera that’s perfect for Skype calls.
Got multiple SIM cards for flexible connectivity? No problem, the versatile Nokia X2 comes as a dual-SIM.
At your service
In terms of Microsoft-made apps, Skype, Outlook.com and OneDrive with 15GB storage are available right out of the box. Bing Search app, Yammer and Xbox games, including SnapAttack, Wordament and Kinectimals are available from the Nokia Store. The note-taking app, OneNote also makes its debut, giving people another useful way to experience cloud services.
For the socialites amongst you, LINE, WeChat, Path, Facebook and Facebook Messenger are also available.
Naturally, HERE Maps and MixRadio come preloaded and can be used offline for when you’ve not got an Internet connection.
With its ability to run Android apps, Nokia X2 gives you more choice when it comes to downloading games and apps through the Nokia Store.
And, if you can’t find what you want, the latest version of Nokia Store incorporates third-party app stores, making it easier to discover great new content.
Nokia X2 will be priced at €99* and available immediately in select countries globally. It comes in glossy green, orange and black, with glossy yellow, white and matt dark grey completing the colorful range later.