While Nokia’s Android powered device the Nokia X has been shunned by U.S. smartphone fans, the mid-range smartphone is set to make a killing in China. According to G for Games, Nokia has racked up 1 million pre-orders for the device in just four days. The smartphone is set to go on sale in China on March 25th. Nokia posted the news on their Weibo account, China’s social networking site of choice.
The Nokia X line of smartphones was just released at MWC 2014, boasting a typical colorful Nokia design and running a customized version of Android. Akin to Amazon’s heavily skinned Kindle devices, the Nokia X runs a customized version of Android which resembles the Windows Phone platform more than Android. Nokia’s UI also blocks access to the Google Play Store. This could very well be a deal breaker for those of us accustomed to a full on Android experience, first time smartphone users will probably not notice any difference.
With 1 million pre-orders already in the bag, its safe to say that the Nokia X is off to a great start. If Motorola’s Moto G has proven anything, it is that mid-range cost-effective devices are the way to win over the hearts and minds of first time smartphone owners.
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via: G for Games