Shocker! Espoo goes Android with the Nokia X

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It’s official. In a somewhat surprising yet expected turn of events, Nokia has announced their first Android phone – the Nokia X.

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Surprising ’cause, in a few months time, Nokia will officially be under Microsoft, the brains behind Windows Phone.

Expected ’cause there’ve been a bunch of rumors and leaks leading to this big announcement.

But here’s the kicker – the Nokia X isn’t the lone phone in Espoo’s Android line-up. Nokia announced two other Android phones to accompany the X, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL.

All three are dual SIM phones running on a tweaked version of Android, a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 4GB of onboard storage.

The Nokia X and X+ are basically twins. Both are 4-inchers with a 3MP fixed focus (boo!) cam, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, HSPA connectivity and a 1500 mAh battery.

The X+, however, comes bundled with a free 4GB microSD card and features more RAM – 768MB, to be exact – while the X only comes with 512MB RAM.

The Nokia XL, for its part, is – you guess it – the big brother of the trio. It rocks bigger 5-inch display, a better 5MP autofocus main cam (with flash), a secondary 2MP front-facing cam, and a juicer 2000 mAh battery compared to its two other X siblings. The rest of its, though, RAM and connectivity features and all, is the same with the X+.

So yeah, all three pale in comparison to the other ‘droids out now, including even most of the local branded ones.

But hey, kudos to Nokia for even trying. I’m just hoping they’ll do better the next time around.

As for availability, all three will begin rolling out in the 2nd quarter of this year.

For more deets, read more about Nokia’s X family of Android phones over here.

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