What on earth is "Built on Krakatau?!

Hi all, Another totally new and apparently unique prototype from the "old company" had appeared:

What on earth is "Built on Krakatau?!

madbilly madbilly
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Hi all,
Another totally new and apparently unique prototype from the "old company" had appeared: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nokia-Unreleased-Unknow-OS-PROTOTYPE-Kataya-Extremely-rare/223552399018
Called Kataya, it runs an unknown and apparently unique OS with an old WebKit browser, is identified an a Nokia N900 when connected to a computer, says "built on Krakatau" on the side of the box and "Tampere powered" when it boots up. What on earth is this thing?!
I suspect it's an early Meego Harmattan prototype, since it's identified as an N900 when plugged in. Is it running a UI based on Hildon like the N900 or more like the Meego Harmattan swipe UI?
Or is it a fake?! Can anyone afford to buy it and find out?! FYI this "Nokia Ion" is still for sale: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nokia-Unreleased-mini-Android-device-PROTOTYPE-ION-MINI-Extremely-rare/223509637222
What's your opinion?
Cheers :)
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  • user1520881638007 user1520881638007
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    @madbilly
    No it I not fake even there are some online website have published the articles on this Nokia Ion device mainly Nokiapoweruser Nokia fanss.in and In Twitter also they have published articles on this .Suggestion to have a look on that sites by searching in that particular website
  • user1520881638007 user1520881638007
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    Regarding Nokia Ion it was the project where Nokia wants to enter into Android Market but due to some reason this was abandoned

    It was running on Android 4 with their own UI customized and since even known thing that due to internal testing they have the testing version of apps.Even I think webkit browser is nothing but they want to give a very own Nokia Xpress Browser to Android but when things are not in their hands and sold out sales and services to Microsoft they closed this chapter internally

    Hope that Nokia must give importance and release this type of devices which recreated the Golden days of Nokia Models .
    That's what I know so far
  • madbilly madbilly
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    The Ion mini has been tweeted about and news written about the tweets, eg on nokiamob, but I can't find any more hard detail anywhere, can you give me some links?

    For the Kataya, the only info I can find is an existing discussion on this great site: https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=100320

    It would be very interesting to know more about the Kataya

  • user1520881638007 user1520881638007
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    Hello,Even myself has found same data in all the articles.i'm so sorry for not providing additional information
  • madbilly madbilly
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    Hello,Even myself has found same data in all the articles.i'm so sorry for not providing additional information
    Hi @user1520881638007 my doubts are not that information exists in the articles, more that I am not sure if I believe that this information is true.
  • user1520881638007 user1520881638007
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    @madbilly Ok i understand but with carefull image observations i feel its true .Dont even thing that they done some graphical presentation
  • madbilly madbilly
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    Hi @user1520881638007, good idea, good to check that sort of thing. I was actually thinking that someone may have got some other unbranded phones and made some mockups. However, I am becoming more inclined to believe they are genuine Nokia prototypes, especially based on the info I found on talk.maemo.org.
    Cheers :)
  • Kartik Gada Kartik Gada
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    Found this while searching for Krakatau on Google. Could it be a phone for music?  :D
    Very low chance though.
    http://jazzfinland.fi/band/krakatau
  • madbilly madbilly
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    Hi @Kartik Gada, unlikely, but it's our best info so far! :D
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