Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nokia X Smartphone Officially Launched Locally

Nokia X Smartphone Officially Launched Locally
Nokia X Smartphone Officially Launched Locally

Yesterday, Nokia Philippines officially launched the Nokia X smartphone, a member of Nokia X family, which runs on a forked version of the Android operating system, a first of its own kind.

Nokia X Smartphone Officially Launched Locally, Karel Holub, General Manager of Nokia Philippines
Karel Holub, General Manager of Nokia Philippines

The X was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month and it brings the best of both worlds from the Nokia Asha line and Nokia Lumia line-up, a true smartphone which seek to cater the lower end of the market.

Nokia X Smartphone Officially Launched Locally, Nokia X Fastlane
Nokia X Fastlane

It features a 4-inch capacitive WVGA touchscreen display powered by a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. There is a 4GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB via micro SD card.

The Nokia X has a dual homescreen mode, one is the tile-based design similar to Lumia series and the other one is the Fastlane which first appeared on the Asha phones. The Fastlane is the collection of all information - notifications, app history and social network, you can customize it based on what are the things you want to be displayed on the screen.

Nokia X Smartphone Officially Launched Locally, Gary Chan
Gary Chan, Head of Marketing, Nokia Pan Asia

The X smartphone also brings Nokia HERE, an offline navigation app which was originally from the Lumia line as well as One Drive (formally known as SkyDrive) which is a cloud service of the software giant Microsoft.

The X has no Google apps which means you cannot download apps and games directly from the Play Store. You can get those from the Nokia Store as well as other third party App Store, but if it is not enough, you can just "sideload" them from your SD card using the ".apk" files.

Buying apps but no credit card? That is not a problem, with the Nokia Store you can use your prepaid or postpaid SIM (Smart and Globe, Sun Cellular to follow) to purchase them, just be sure you have enough load or your account is in good standing.

Check out the hands on pictures below:

Nokia X Smartphone Officially Launched Locally, Front
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Nokia X Smartphone Officially Launched Locally, Back
Back
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Nokia X Smartphone Officially Launched Locally, Bottom
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The Nokia X is now available for Php5,990, you can choose from four different colors - bright green, bright red, black and white.

Specifications:

  • Dual SIM Dual Stanby
  • Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Dual Band 3G
  • 4" capacitive WVGA (800x480) touchscreen display
  • Dimensions:  115.5mm x 63mm x 10.4mm
  • Weight: 127g
  • Nokia X Software Platform
  • 1GHz Dual-Core Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 203 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via micro SD
  • 3MP fixed focus main camera without LED flash
  • FWVGA video recording
  • Multimedia Player
  • FM Radio
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot (up to 8 devices)
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth v3.0
  • GPS with A-GPS, Offline Maps
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity
  • 1500mAh battery
  • Price: Php5,990

3 comments:

  1. Sir, have you found a way to sync Google contacts with the Nokia X line of phones without having to root the device? I would be very interested to own one if you show us how to. Thank you! :)

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  2. No direct solution, but below is a way I believe will work.

    Import/connect your Google contacts to LIVE account (either by using Windows 8 computer or by doing it through a browser). After that, add your Live account on your Nokia X then sync it.

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  3. If I connect my Google contacts, will it be a 2-way sync? For example, if I save a new contact in my Live account, will it be synced back to my Google account?


    It may be difficult for an invested Android (by Google) user to switch to this platform if we will not be able to utilize the Contacts, ano po? One really has to transfer to Microsoft services to fully enjoy the potentials of this platform. Hmmm, a game well played by Nokia and Microsoft indeed!

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