Nokia Normandy, the Finnish mobile maker’s much–rumoured Android project,appears to be very much back 'on' after a new leak showed the device in action.
The pics, revealed by @evleaks, display three different screens working on a device without hard keys. They show dual SIM support, a caller display and access to Skype.
While the device uses Google’s Android platform, it’s a so-called forked version, modded to Nokia’s own specifications. Amazon uses a similar approach with its Kindle Fire tablets.
The Normandy would be aimed at emerging markets, where Nokia’s Asha range has proved popular, but lacks access to a wide range of apps.
The forked version of Android would allow Nokia to use Google’s Play Store to deliver key add-ons, boosting its sales among smartphone-hungry users in developing countries.
Last month it was suggested by Chinese sources that the project had been killed off by Nokia at the insistence of its new owner Microsoft. Now though, this leak suggests we might be seeing the handset hit the market after all.