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Will Microsoft give us an android smartphone?

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When Redmond-based Microsoft finalized their purchase of Nokia's mobile division, in April of this year, there was one question on everyone's mind. Will Microsoft still manufacture the Nokia X android smartphone? According to former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, now an executive with Microsoft, and two teasers on Nokia's blog the answer would seem to be yes they will keep the X in production.

If the Redmond-based giant truly is coming out with a new version of the low-end smartphone it will be the first time Microsoft will manufacture a mobile device that is not based on a mobile version of their own Windows platform. That being said though the Redmond-based giant has had a long history of signing deals with manufacturers of android smartphones.

One thing that sets the Nokia X apart from other android smartphones is the interface. The Nokia X will have modified windows tile look to it. A possible why they would give it such a differ look is that customer that buy the Nokia X could transition over to a pure Windows phone Of course it could also be just to make the smartphone stand out from the crowd or to let customers know that 'hey, the smartphone may be android but we are Microsoft'.

According to leaked documents technology blog BGR(boy genius report) The new Nokia X smartphone will likely come with a 4.3-inch display with 800x400 resolution, be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core snapdragon processor, have 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera for video chatting.

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