Nokia denies Android handset

Nokia has denied rumours that it is looking into developing an Android smartphone, a move that would see the company moving away from its Symbian root

The Guardian reported that the phone was set to be unveiled to the world at the Nokia World conference in September, in an attempt to tap into the rising popularity of Google's mobile platform.

However when got in contact with Nokia to check the claims, they were swiftly shot down.

"There is no truth to this story whatsoever", said a spokesperson. "It is a well known fact that Symbian is our platform of choice for smartphones".

Nokia bought out the partners in its Symbian mobile software venture last year, so a move to Android would certainly seem a little odd to say the least.

We'll keep you updated on any news with this – but in the meantime check out our hands-on video and first impressions of the Android-packing HTC Hero.