Posts Tagged ‘nokia c1’

Is the Nokia C1 Nokia’s first Android Mobile handset?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

With the recent sale of Nokia earlier this month to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global Oy for $350 million, all eyes are on the tech giants next move.

There are strong hints that the Nokia C1 will be the comeback handset, running on Android OS and offering a predicted 5.5 inch display.

Nokia C1

Here’s the predicted Spec sheet (according to GSMArena):

  • SIM: Micro-SIM
  • DISPLAY:  5.5 inches (~79.9% screen-to-body ratio), IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
  • OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • CHIPSET: Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • CAMERA: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, 5 MP front camera
  • VIDEO: 1080p@30fps
  • CONNECTIVITY: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth, v4.2, A2DP
  • FEATURES: Sensors, Accelerometer, proximity, compass, Messaging, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • BATTERY: Non-removable Li-Ion battery

As for the software, it’s going to be Android-based, with Nokia UI on top.

Register your interest on Pre-orders for the Nokia C1 Sim Free, and be the first to hear Specification confirmation.


Nokia to make a comeback with Android Mobiles and Tablets

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

When most of us think of Nokia, we get a warm nostalgic feeling of  near-unbreakable handsets powered by phone batteries that lasted weeks, even after the longest of Snake gaming session.

nokia snake game

Nokia was once Europe’s biggest mobile company, with a market cap of £205bn, making the best selling mobile in every year from 1998 to 2007 (the birth year of the iPhone).  After 2007 Nokia’s sales took a nosedive, with the iPhone dominating the market.

In 2011, Nokia joined forces with Microsoft in an attempt to strengthen their position in the market. We saw Nokia Lumia Windows mobiles, such as the Nokia Lumia 730, with colourful casing and windows tiles. However, a reorganisation of Microsoft saw their mobile phones becoming an unwanted sector, with the tech giants looking to sell. Earlier this month  Microsoft Corp. went on to announce that it reached an agreement to sell the company’s entry-level feature phone assets to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global, Oy. The price tag was a cool $350 million.

Many are optimistic for Nokia’s future; “While the feature phone market is declining, shipments were still in excess of 400 million units in 2015. The Nokia brand is very strong in certain markets too and HMD will probably target these emerging markets.”commented Ian Fogg from the IHS Technology research team.

Nokia C1

Is this Nokia’s comeback kid? The Nokia C1 Android handset.

After the deal rumours were circulating the net that the future of Nokia is with Android OS, a direction the company were considering before the Microsoft takeover 5 years ago. Nokia’s company blog confirms the OS news, stating:

‘Under a new agreement, Nokia Technologies has granted HMD, a new company led by some of the world’s top mobile specialists, an exclusive global license to create a full range of Nokia-branded smartphones, tablets, and feature phones for the next decade.

The new smartphones and tablets will be based on Android, uniting one of the world’s iconic mobile brands, Nokia, with the leading mobile operating system and app development community.’

News is that the Nokia C1 will be the comeback kid for the company, with Android OS – register your interest here.

If you’re not ready to move from Microsoft to Android, check out the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL, now available with free Microsoft Display Dock and 1 year of Office 365 Personal.



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