Nokia X Won't Show Up in the US, Canada, Korea or Japan

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like the Nokia X was never meant to go far beyond the European (and possibly Chinese and Indian) markets. Jussi Nevanlinna, Nokia’s VP for Mobile Phone marketing, recently made it clear that the Nokia X will not be coming to Canada, the US, Japan or Korea. Despite all of the rumors, it was still a shock that Nokia would suddenly (and at the last minute before falling under the ownership of Microsoft), announce not one, but three Android handsets. That's exactly what happened at Mobile World Congress 2014 though.

    All of the devices sport very low-end specs, but they also come with very inexpensive off-contract prices. That's probably why they are not destined for countries known for carrying the more expensive and premium level handsets. Pricing before taxes and subsidies is expected to be €89 for the Nokia X, €99 for the Nokia X+, and €109 for the Nokia XL.

    Consumers in these excluded markets probably shouldn't be too surprised, and probably won't be too disappointed either...

    Source: Nokia