Prototype of the Android-powered Nokia Normandy surfaces online

Ian Hardy

January 13, 2014 8:08am

Rumours of Nokia launching an Android-powered device has been hot on the internet for a few consecutive weeks now. This smartphone is reportedly “full steam ahead” for a release sometime later this year and a new, clearer, image of the “Normandy” has arrived online via Sina Weibo. This image above is apparently a prototype of the Normandy but lacks a true sense of what the device looks like and it’s in a protective case, but matches up with previous leaks and renders with the noticeable back button. Nokia’s core focus is producing Windows Phone handsets, but if and when this Android gets released it’ll be a heavily- customized version of the OS and targeted to the entry-level crowd.

Source: Sina Weibo
Via: Twitter, TNW

  • It’s Me

    So, when MS assumes their mobile handset business, do they keep this? If not, doesn’t seem like money well spent.

    • It’s Me

      Completely agree. But in this story, this part stand out:
      “This smartphone is reportedly “full steam ahead” for a release sometime later this year”

      Which is basically saying this is still planned for release.

  • Columbo

    What a thrilling looking phone…

  • Dylan D’Croix

    only a back button?

  • ScooterinAB

    I’m curious how long it’ll take for this to show up on eBay.

    • Olivier L.

      Seriously, all these photos are just a good photoshop done by some kid in China who wants attention. This device looks nothing like a Nokia phone. It is yet another Chinese clone with a Nokia bootloader for Chinese people who love Nokia. Nothing to see here.