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The Nokia that we knew back then is now just a name, a name that defined class, performance and everything in between. You can now revisit those days buy purchasing an unreleased Nokia Prototypes from eBay. And no, these aren’t running Microsoft’s Windows.
Two unleased Nokia prototypes named Nokia Kataya and Nokia Ion Mini are now available for $1,499 at eBay( Via NokiaPowerUser). Interestingly enough, the seller didn’t reveal any information about what operating system it runs, but from what we’ve seen in the images, the duo doesn’t run Windows. It goes back to the era when Nokia was not heavily invested in MeeGo O.S. and just made the switch to Windows Phone O.S.
The seller has somehow managed to install Android 4.3 on this unreleased prototype, and along with Android you also get the Nokia Z Launcher pre-installed. Here is what you get under the hood.
- Extremely rare device, Nokia Ion Mini Prototype, running Android, one of the few Nokia devices running this os. This device was developed between 2013 and 2014, just before Nokia was taken over by Microsoft and ending all Android development .
- Very small and minimalistic device, it could have been a hit on the market if it was to be released.
- See in the last picture a size comp. with an iPhone 5S.
- This device was not released, not even announced.
- R&D Android OS OS installed, many dev apps also present, as you can see in the pictures.
- Phone is running Android 4.3 version with Z launcher as the default Launcher.
- 8GB Internal Storage, 1GB RAM
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SOC 1.2GHz
- 480×800 Screen resolution
- All functions work (Wi-Fi, 3G, Calling, Camera, etc. )
- Google play store is not installed on the device, however, there are some google apps installed (Chrome, etc) .
- Phone is Working normally, but please note there might be some software bugs, as is a protptype unit.
- Phone is Unlocked, so it can be used with any network you may preffer.
The only issue with the smartphone, however, is not the super old specs, it’s the price. But if you’re one of those who want to revisit those days and have enough money then surely, it’s worth a shot. You can buy the unreleased Nokia prototypes from here.