Nokia X, X+, XL
Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's devices unit won't be complete until next month. In a last-minute release before it goes full-on Windows Phone, Nokia revealed not one, but three Android smartphones: the X, X+ and XL. Nokia's smartphones aren't your everyday-looking Android devices. The hardware is unapologetically Nokia with the plastic candy-colored polycarbonate design in tow.
The X features a 4-inch (800 x 480) display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card), 512MB of RAM, 3-megapixel camera and a 1,500mAh battery. The X+ has everything the X has, except it has more RAM: 768MB.
At the big end of the spectrum is the XL, a 5-incher (800 x 480) with a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), 768MB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera, LED flash, and a larger 2,000mAh battery.
The devices run Android 4.1, but as you can see, it's skinned to look nothing like Android, and almost like Windows Phone with flat square tiles. In Android-forking fashion, Nokia's Android phones won't support Google's official apps or the Google Play Store. Instead, it'll run Nokia's on suite of homegrown apps. Think of these devices as Nokia's walled garden alà Amazon Kindle Fire.
The X will cost about $122 (89 Euros), the X+ about $136 (99 Euros) and the XL about $150 (109 Euros).