It is irony, but Microsoft has announced a new non-Windows phone, dubbed as “Internet-Ready” entry level phone, the Nokia 215. The phone looks like any another feature phone from old Nokia but lets users stay connected to the internet at very small price of $29 only (without taxes).
According to the company, the Nokia 215 is ideal for those who are stepping in the world of digital services for the first time or can be a secondary phone for others.
Software-wise, it comes with pre-installed Facebook and Messenger with instant notifications. So users can enjoy their chit-chat with their friends without losing any messages and can update their status, and discover news feed from the circle.
Twitter is also there for those who prefer to write less than 140 characters. Moreover, being an “Internet-Ready” device, the phone has Opera Mini and comes with integration of Bing search. Besides, you will never miss live weather information of your desired city as MSN Weather app is available out-of-the-box.
Specs-wise, the Nokia 215 inherits its design from old-Nokia feature phones, but it looks still pleasant with a range of color options i.e. black, white and bright green. The phone simply integrates a 2.4-inch color display with QVGA resolution and runs Series 30+ platform. It has 8MB of RAM, support for microSD expansion up to 32GB, and Bluetooth 3.0 so to pair the phone with a headset or a wireless speaker easily.
Although the Nokia 215 lacks 3G supports but there’s also a Dual SIM variant. With an 1100 mAh battery, the handset ensures 20 hours of talk time and 29 days of standby time (single SIM). The phone will go on sale sometime Q1 2015 in select markets such as Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.