The rumors about Nokia creating an Android-based smartphone, code named "Normandy", have been going on for a few months now. They have been fueled in part by images posted on the Internet that allegedly show renders of the device. Today, a Twitter account showed off what it claimed is a photo of an actual prototype Normandy phone.
The photo, posted by "Seamissu", shows that the device has a lone back button on the bottom, which is consistent with the previous leaked images of the Normandy. However, today's new leaked photo also has a rubber case that surrounds much of the device and therefore blocks the view of most of the phone's design and features.
Naturally, Nokia has not been commenting at all about the Normandy rumors and photo leaks, and there's no word on if the smartphone will ever be developed and released beyond its prototype stage. Nokia is still awaiting the final notification on when its deal to sell its Devices and Services division to Microsoft will go final. It's supposed to close by the end of the first quarter of 2014.
Update: Yet another Nokia Normandy image has leaked via Chinese blogger Zhang Zhicheng and this one reportedly shows the Android app launcher UI for the device, although it may just be a placeholder since it looks rather primitive.