Airtel to propel Nokia X into 17 African nations

A new partnership has been struck by Bharti Airtel and Nokia under which the former will be bringing the latter’s X smartphone into a total of seventeen countries within the continent of Africa. The network provider has prepped up various data bundles for its customers for letting them access social media portals and chat applications through the new handset.

Unveiled for the first time at this year’s MWC event in Barcelona, the Nokia X range consists of three different phones dubbed X, X+ and XL. These are the first ever devices from the company to run the Android OS. And although they feature a severely modified version of the software, they are indeed able to provide support for a bevy of Android apps.

Nokia X

The Nokia X handset was recently released in India as well, dressed in all its six color options. Equipped with a 4-inch display that garners a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, it offers compatibility for two GSM SIM cards at a time. A 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor nurtures the Nokia X from within, aside from 512MB worth of RAM. The device also features a 3MP rear camera.

This move from Airtel to sell the Nokia X in 17 African countries is expected to benefit the company a lot, thanks to the fact that these emerging nations are great markets for affordable handsets.

Here’s a neat look at its specs:

– Display: 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480)
– Processor: 1GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor
– OS: Nokia X software platform 1.0
– Camera: 3MP rear
– Memory: 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM
– Battery: 1500mAh
– Dimensions: 115.5mm x 63mm x 10.4mm
– Weight: 128.7 grams