While I have not been able to share anything about the Nokia X with anyone because it is a pre-sales unit and so not the final version in the market, having it with me has generated a lot of discussions. As I prepared to do a factory reset on the unit and send it back this morning (it is on its way now), I mulled over the various interesting responses of different people that I have heard since Monday, though they are yet to see or handle one. But the Nokia X seems to have divided people across clear lines.
My personal observation is that techies are mostly unimpressed with news of Nokia X, while non-techies in general are ecstatic and cannot wait to get one. That is in general. I am sure that there are exceptions to the rule. I tweeted this observation and Zuma replied to express agreement:
True! RT @Mister_Mobility: Personal observation: Techies are mostly unimpressed with news of Nokia X. Non-techies in general are ecstatic.
— Zuma (@spacyzuma) February 27, 2014
But then, techies have generally been snobs of budget devices, so no surprises there. Or the techies are just disappointed that once again, Nokia didn’t cook the kind of meal they would have loved to eat.