Before the start of CES 2015, Microsoft has just launched the Nokia 215 feature phone, which the company claims is its "most affordable Internet-ready entry-level phone yet". It has been launched at a price of just $29 before taxes so expect it to cost below Rs 2,500 when it launches in India later this year.
Talking about Nokia 215, it comes pre-loaded with with Facebook, Messenger, Opera browser, and Bluetooth connectivity as its primary features. There is a LED light on top as well which is meant for use as a flashlight on op of Nokia 215. This will be the cheapest internet enabled phone in the company's lineup. It's battery – it has a 1,100 mAh battery unit – is one of its strongest suites, which promises a talk-time of up to 20 hours and a standby time of up to 29 days.
Nokia 215 specifications
- 2.4-inch TFT LCD display, 320 x 240 pixels resolution
- Symbian Series 30 operating system
- Opera Mini browser, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Bing Search, and MSN Weather apps
- VGA camera, MP3 player, microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, and SLAM
- 1,100 mAh battery, 20 hours talk-time, 29 days standby time (single-SIM)/21 days standby time (dual-SIM)
The Nokia 215 will be available in Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe in the first quarter of 2015. It comes in Black, White and Bright Green colours and comes across as a handset which will get the basics done pretty easily without buring a hole in your pocket.