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Microsoft launches internet enabled feature phones the Nokia 222 and Nokia 222 Dual-SIM

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Aug 26, 2015 )    |    Mobile

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We may have now fully embraced smartphones that drives our daily lives but still there are things that when kept simple, it always does the best out of them. Nokia has been a middle-man in the fields of communications for decades and with the launch of the new Nokia 222 and the Nokia 222 Dual-SIM feature phones, the brand looks firmly tells us that it’s here to stay and provide a straight to core services for actually talking on the phone with a little extras.

Simple as it gets, the new feature phones comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display with full set of numeric keypads, this feature is one to missed in the era of smartphones and we’re glad that Nokia haven’t left to provide feature phones even today. Both the Nokia 222’s also promised a long battery life with up to 20 hours of talk-time which you couldn’t even get from a top of the line smartphone nowadays.

Besides calls and texting, the handset also comes with a few little extras including the ability to connect to the internet however you are only restricted to GPRS on GSM as it does not support either 3G or Wi-Fi, thankfully there’s an application that will just work on this primitive connectivity feature and that is none other than Opera and Bing search which does the job pretty nicely. It also supports Bluetooth 3.0 with BT SLAM local file-sharing feature.

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With the Nokia 222 and the Nokia 222 Dual-SIM, entertainment comes in a compact and affordable price. The handset feature a 2.0 Megapixel back camera with support for video recording at 15 fps. There’s a built-in mobile games out of the box with Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Midnight Pool 3, it also comes with an MP3 player and an FM Radio to keep you entertained. The handset comes with 16 Megabytes of RAM and unfortunately doesn’t come with a built-in storage but instead accepts up to 32 GB of microSD cards.

Tools and utilities are part of Nokia’s feature phones even in the past, the Series 30+ that it’s based on comes with a preinstalled tools including a calendar, calculator and converter.  It also sport an LED torch-light but this one is located on the top of the device and cannot be used as a flash for the camera which is weird to think that it could potentially help when taking pictures on the Nokia 222, but it’s designed to be that way so users will just have a take to get used to with that.

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Both the Nokia 222 and the Nokia 222 Dual-SIM will come out in September and will be available in emerging market for just $US37 before duties and taxes.