Nokia's upsized (and pseudo-Android) XL smartphone now available online and in stores

UPDATED 27/06/14: Retailing for S$239, the XL is a strong contender for the cheaper handset range
Even Nokia does an XL version of its smartphone

It’s all about size these days when it comes to smartphones – of late, vendors have been sizing up (or down) their devices to suit our diversifying needs. And Nokia is no different.

Priced at S$239, the Nokia XL is a strong contender for the cheaper handset range will be available on our Singapore shores very soon. But there’s a catch. You can't just hurry over to your nearest telco and upgrade your handset or get it with a new contract. 

The XL's only exclusively available online (which isn’t all that bad, you get to do it from the comforts of your home). Don't be too hasty, the link will only go live from 12 noon on 6 June. You can also beat the queue by marking your interest for the device on 6 June on the website. Doing so will get you a discount code, and if you're the first 100 customers who redeem the code on 13 June, you'll get a 50 per cent discount for the Nokia XL. 

UPDATED 27/06/14: The XL is also now available at Nokia Stores and Nokia Solutions Partners, retailing for S$239.

The Nokia XL comes in bright green, orange, black and white - definitely bright enough to stand out and attract attention with any of the colour choices.  It features two screens – a home screen that you can customise to suit your needs, and another with Fastlane, which basically is a record of how you use your phone.

The smartphone, which runs on a modified version of Google Android, comes with a 5in 800 x 480 display, a 5MP rear-facing autofocus camera with flash, and 2MP front-facing camera, for big-screen entertainment. The device also comes with a month’s worth of free Skype calls to mobiles and landlines with the Nokia XL.