Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Feb 2014 23:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Nokia plans to release this month a smartphone that runs a version of Google's Android mobile software, according to people familiar with the matter, as it concludes the sale of its handset business to Microsoft.

It's all but confirmed now that the Nokia X Android phone will actually be released. Number one question: will this be Nokia's next N9 (dead on arrival, released because it's done anyway), or will it be a true attempt by Nokia - and thus Microsoft - to establish a lasting replacement for Asha?

Second question: how successful can a Play Services-less Android phone really be?

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RE[3]: Intentionally?
by tkeith on Tue 11th Feb 2014 15:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Intentionally?"
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This seems like the most plausible explanation. Until the merger is final they have to carry on like it wasn't happening.

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