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Microsoft intros Nokia 222 feature phone

Microsoft Nokia 222 feature phone with Internet connectivity
Nokia 222
The new $37 USD Internet-enabled handset comes with Opera Mini Browser and Bing Search, offering basic features and excellent autonomy.

Although Samsung seems to have dropped completely the feature phone niche, Microsoft keeps launching cheap handsets that offer impressive battery life and a durable build, also adding basic Internet features to the package. Such a handset is the Nokia 222, a cheap Internet-enabled feature phone that will hit the market next month for less than $40 USD.

Microsoft Nokia 222 will be available in a single SIM and a dual SIM variant and its highlights include the following:

  • Display: 2.4-inch QVGA
  • Operating system: Nokia Series 30+
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • External memory: up to 32 GB microSD supported
  • Battery/Autonomy: BL-5C, 1100 mAh; up to 20 hours talk time and 29 days standby (21 days for the dual-SIM variant)

The handset comes loaded with GroupMe by Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Messenger while users will be able to download a free Gameloft game per month for the first year after the purchase. The Nokia 222 can run titles such as Midnight Pool 3 or Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.

According to Microsoft's official blog post that announces the Nokia 222, this phone "will be available globally in select markets starting rollout in September priced at $37 USD before local taxes and subsidies."

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-08-25 (Update: 2015-08-25)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.