When one talks about Nokia smartphones, we would more or less figure out that these would run on the Windows Phone platform, as Nokia has been associated with Microsoft’s mobile operating system for a fair number of years already. Well, it seems that things might have taken a different turn this time around, with word that Nokia has decided to use Mobile World Congress 2014 to unveil a trio of new smartphones, namely the Nokia X, X+ and XL. These will be priced between the existing Asha and Lumia lines,where they ought to offer a fair bit of appeal to new smartphone users who are on the lookout for popular apps as well as their first cloud services. The new Nokia X family would bring along with it Nokia’s exciting, high quality hardware design alongside a range of bright colours. The brand new, tile-based Home screen would offer one a simple, elegant method to manage your apps and phone functions, not to mention having reintroduce a redesigned version of the enormously popular Fastlane notifications centre, which is somewhat deemed to be a second Home screen if you would like to call it just that. You will also find acclaimed Nokia and Microsoft services and experiences arrive right out of he box, as HERE Maps with turn-by-turn navigation and offline maps are also thrown into the mix. Not only that, Nokia MixRadio ensures you get to enjoy hundreds of free streaming and offline playlists. There is also free cloud storage from Microsoft OneDrive with 7GB of space for free right from the get go.All three of them will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core processor and will be able to wield Dual SIM cards. Other third-party apps that arrive preinstalled include BBM, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Viber, Vine and Twitter. The Nokia X would be the entry level model, sporting a 4-inch IPS LCD screen, 512MB RAM and a 3-megapixel camera. As for the Nokia X+, it comes with 768MB RAM and a 4GB microSD card, while last but not least would be the 5” Nokia XL that features 768MB RAM, a free microSD memory card and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera as well as a 5MP shooter at the back.
Price: Nokia X, X+ and XL. These will retail for Rs 7500, Rs 8300 and Rs 9200, respectively.