Microsoft's planned surprise today was indeed another Android smartphone dubbed Nokia X2

Microsoft recently teased today's announcement, which turned out to be the X2 – the next-gen Android-Microsoft hybrid. When Microsoft purchased the hardware and services division from Nokia, it was responsible for not only the Lumia line of Windows Phones but also the Nokia X. It's worth noting this launch since Redmond appears to be sticking to the plan to attract consumers through Android hardware.

The device itself has a LCD display, which comes in at 4.3-inches, complimented by a 5 MP camera (with LED flash), 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB internal storage (with microSD expansion), Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, and Bluetooth 4.0, all powered by an 1,800 mAh battery. The company has continued where Nokia left off by adding more services and changing things around to both provide a better experience and make everything look and feel like Windows Phone.

With the X2 out of the way, we're sure many of you are looking forward to see what Microsoft has prepared for the Lumia family of Windows Phones. What do you make of Microsoft's X hardware?

Source: Microsoft

Rich Edmonds
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