As reckoned, Mr. Balaji launched Nokia X in India for a price tag of Rs 8,599 on Monday. Right after the launch, the Nokia (India) Managing Director said,
“India is one of the fastest growing markets for the smart phones in the world. With the launch of Nokia X, we are adding more ammunition to our smart phone portfolio. We believe Nokia X is a unique combination of Nokia quality and experiences, Microsoft services and Android apps.”
This device runs a forked version of Android laid up with Microsoft Services instead of the regular Google services. So you will have no Google play however Nokia will have its own store and also this gives access to 3rd Party store from where we can download Android apps. With Nokia X series in the Nokia family, we can now side load Android Apps too, subsequently this can run 75% of the Apps in the Android world while the remaining apps will need little alterations to work on the Nokia X series. Don’t expect a high performance application to work on this greenhorn.
As revealed earlier, the Nokia X will be released first followed by Nokia X+ and Nokia XL.
Balaji added, “Asha, Nokia X and the Lumia range are three separate offerings. While the price of each of these will come down with time, they have their own set of features that offers value to a particular set of people.”
Apart from the Android glee, Nokia X has its own devoted apps like the Onedrive, Skype, HERE Maps and Mixed Radio all roped in.
Just above India, China has started taking pre-orders of Nokia X starting Monday and Nokia has partnered with JD.com to sell the “X” series in China. The price of Nokia X is CNY 599 which comes to around 70 Euros. This is cheaper than the projected price at the MWC 2014.
According to the information got from JD.com, they have already got 97,272 people who have signed up for the pre-order. The first 10,000 shoppers will get free package of Chinese service subscriptions along with gift cards.
The Nokia China has joined LEWA, Android UI architects, to provide custom UI launcher for Chinese Users.
Here is a quick rundown of the specs on Nokia X
Book it or get it! Definitely a good buy!