Nokia's first Android phone clocks up one million pre-orders in four days

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Who’d have thought it – it turns out what people really wanted all along was Nokia to produce Android phones. According to GforGames, even though the Nokia X hasn’t been released yet it has already reached a million pre-orders… in China.

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The phone is significant because it is Nokia’s first foray into Android, and the first non-Windows Phone since the company made the big switch a couple of years ago. To celebrate Nokia posted the above image to Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter.

Even more remarkable, is that it reached the million mark in only four days. Impressive – and a further indication of China’s growing significance.

Though the phone is aimed at emerging economies like China and India, and the spec on the phone is decidedly entry level (only 1ghz, 4GB of storage and a 3 megapixel camera), could it be significant that the phone has proved so popular?

Given the slow growth of Windows Phone, is this proof Nokia made the wrong move by sticking with the ailing platform? Given the calibre of Nokia’s hardware, are we not all crying out inside for a Nokia Android handset?

James O’Malley