Nokia, which at one point of time, was the leader when it came to the markets of mobile phones has witnessed some of the worst times towards the end of their run.
The company, which at one point of time held the pole position in the markets of mobile phones saw a major decline as the Android and iOS devices picked pace.
At one point of time it was hard to even imagine that a company can ever topple the Nokia markets.
The company was however, taken down from the top and was pinned down. Situations were so bad that Microsoft had to buy out Nokia.
Towards the end of their run, Nokia depended hugely upon the Lumia series of devices which used to run on the Windows based, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 Mobile OS.
Back in the month of September, we reported that Nokia has been gearing up to return into the smartphone markets.
Off late, more news has now released stating that the C1 is indeed more than just a rumor as latest pictures have released which show the phone running an Android OS as well as a Windows 10 Mobile OS.
The leaked imagesshow the Nokia C1 handset in White, Gold, Pink, and Grey colored variants alongside two more units.
While the unit in foreground is seen running the Nokia Z Launcher for Android, the one in the background is seen running Windows 10 Mobile
.Going by past leaks and rumours, the Nokia C1 is tipped to include a 5-inch FHD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. It is said to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow as well. Previous reports have suggested that the Nokia C1 will be powered by an Intel chipset and feature 2GB of RAM.
The phone is expected to come out in April of 2016, as Nokia is legally bound to not release any phones before that due to a non-compete clause that they signed with Microsoft.
In hindsight, Nokia’s move to refuse towards adapting the Android OS back when it was entering the global markets was what turned out to be against their favor.
The then CEO Stephen Elop was asked about why he refused to enter Android, and he simply stated that it was supposed to maintain a ‘key point of differentiation’.
This attempt to maintain their own identity in the world caused Microsoft major damage and the company ended up losing out in the markets.
However, could the NokiaC1 be a new ray of hope? Comment below and tell us what your thoughts are on this?