CES 2015 is full of devices meant and in time for the new generation, smartphones in particular are one of the most awaited devices in the yearly event. Despite smartphone’s popularity today, Microsoft on the other hand went on stage to unveil the company’s newest entry-level handset in the market the Nokia 215. The Nokia 215 is Microsoft’s latest entry-level mobile device that takes us back to the popularity of feature phones with a twist.
Committed to bring people closer together, the Nokia 215 besides the standard calls and text, the candy bar feature phone is also an “internet-ready entry-level” phone. Users will be able to use the handset to connect and browse the internet. It comes with Facebook and Messenger as one of the pre-installed apps. But unfortunately, users will have to rely on 2G networks for all internet related contents as the handset do not support Wi-Fi that is why Microsoft has included an Opera mini browser together with Bing search to maximize your internet browsing experience.
Unlike many smartphones in the market, the Nokia 215 doesn’t spend so much on specs but instead on features. In addition to the internet browsing capabilities of the handset, it also features a built-in MP3 player and an FM Radio which the device is about to deliver 50 hours and 45 hours of continuous playback. Also for safety needs, the Nokia 215 comes equipped with torch light function needed to see things in the dark.
Microsoft has continued one of Nokia’s biggest selling point, its durability and reliability as the company promised to feature the same feel, build and quality of every Nokia device that we used to enjoy over the years. The handset will be available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants. It also comes with a standard battery with a standby-time of up to 29 days for the single-SIM variant while the dual-SIM variant could last of up to 21 days. Both Nokia 215 variants could provide of up to 20 hours of talk-time so it’s pretty long enough for all your chatting needs.
The Nokia 215 and the Nokia 215 Dual-SIM on the first quarter of the year and will roll out first in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe and with a price tag of only $29 before duties and taxes. Now that’s what you’ll ever need for a fairly basic mobile phone for your everyday needs.
[ Microsoft: Nokia 215 ]
2.4-inch 256K colour TFT display with 240 x 320 resolutions
0.8 Megapixel back camera
Single-SIM | Dual-SIM
MP3 Player | FM Radio
Bluetooth | SLAM Technology
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