Here's a look at Microsoft's abandoned feature phone with Windows Phone UI

After Microsoft purchased Nokia's Devices and Services division in 2014, the company made the decision to start building its Lumia Windows phones under the Microsoft brand, and continue using Nokia for feature phones. This is mainly because Nokia had such a strong presence on the feature phone market.

That could have changed though, as Windows Central's Zac Bowden has his hands on the unreleased RM-1182. Aside from the Microsoft branding, the most interesting thing is that it has a UI that's styled after Windows 10 Mobile. You can see from the image above that it has transparent tiles and a customizable background.

It comes with Microsoft services like Outlook Mail and Calendar, OneNote, and GroupMe, and according to the report, none of those apps actually work in 2018. Of course, there's also Phone, Photos, Camera, and so on. Interestingly, the web browser that it runs seems to be Opera, making this whole device sort of reminiscent of Nokia's original go at Android, Nokia X.

Bowden also reports that it includes games like Spider-Man Ultimate and Asphalt, and there should be an app store.

As is pretty widely known these days, most of the projects from the Nokia era have been scrapped. The Lumia 550, 650, 950, and 950 XL made it, but devices like the RM-1182, Lumia 750, 850, and more have never seen the light of day.

Source: Windows Central

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