News by Luke Jones on Monday September 07, 2015.
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Last week we reported on the Nokia C1, the company's first foray back into the smartphone world after the Lumia division was purchased by Microsoft. The leak last week revealed a computer generated render of the C1 and did not give away too much in terms of finer design details. However, a new leak today seems to show the handset for real, in an actual photo.Of course, treat this image with a pinch of salt for now, but it does appear to be a Nokia device judging the branding and is certainly a design we have never seen before.
Called the Nokia C1, this will be Nokia coming back boldly into the Android market. Of course, that in its self is strange as Nokia built on the Symbian platform previously and then became synonymous with Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system. So, will Nokia and the C1 be able to cut a path in the Android market and do something many companies on the platform fail to do, make some money? It does really depend on the quality of the device, but there are plenty of very good smartphones hardly selling any significant numbers, just ask Sony and HTC. Is the Nokia name enough to entice some consumers? We imagine it is on some level, after all this company was the biggest phone maker in the world for several years when feature phones still had a grip on the market. However, again you can look to HTC and Sony to see how consumers are increasingly apathetic towards a former industry heavyweight.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.