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Nokia Normandy Android phone runs KitKat, says gadget shop

Alleged specs for the hotly-rumoured Android-powered Nokia Normandy have appeared on a Vietnam retailer's website.

Like a tanned trustafarian posting their latest bants-worthy gap yah misadventures on Facebook, the hotly-rumoured Android-powered Nokia Normandy -- also said to be known as the Nokia X -- has appeared in Vietnam.

The phone appears in a listing on Vietnamese gadget shop The Gioididong -- which is a fantastic name for a shop, it must be said -- but it doesn't appear to be on sale yet. The listing doesn't appear to give a release date.

A Nokia spokesperson told me the company hasn't announced a product of that name.

Although the price and release date are conspicuously absent, the Vietnamese listing does provide a few details on the purported specs of the hotly-rumoured phone. If they're to be believed, this new phone only boasts a dual-core 1GHz processor under its 4-inch screen.

Most interesting of all, the listing claims the phone runs Android 4.4. KitKat software. That said, the attached picture tallies with previous leaks in showing a radically different interface for Android, based on big colourful squares not a million miles away from Windows Phone.

Other features include a 5-megapixel camera and space for two SIM cards, although that's likely to be something only available in certain parts of the world. Dual-SIM phones don't really exist in this neck of the woods, at least in part because networks aren't keen on them.

Previous leaks have shown the Nokia Normandy or X in an assortment of bright Lumia-like colours, as pictured above.

Does this mean the Nokia Normandy is on its way? Should Nokia release an Android phone or would that be admitting Windows Phone is a failure? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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