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Nokia is planning to release two more budget devices running its own forked version of Google’s Android software, it has emerged.

The news comes as the Finnish company, soon-to-be owned by Microsoft, readies itself to reveal the Nokia X, its first phone to use the Big G’s platform, at Mobile World Congress.

One of the two rumoured phones will be called the Nokia XX, according to reports. There are no spec-sheet details, but it will apparently be a mid–tier effort and a jump up from the Nokia X.

The other mooted handset is yet to be named, but is said to be a flagship version aimed at better-off tech fans.

That Nokia is working on pricier versions of the Nokia X suggests it could launch such phones beyond the emerging markets where it needs that phone to be a success.

Full details of the Nokia X will be revealed later today. If the Microsoft merger does take place in the next few weeks, expect these other Android phones to be put on ice.



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