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Microsoft launches Nokia 215 feature phone

Microsoft Nokia 215 is a $29 USD feature phone with basic Internet capabilities
Nokia 215
This $29 USD phone has a 2.4-inch display, microSD support, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, offers up to 20 hours of talk time and comes loaded with Opera Mini.

Microsoft's latest feature phone shows that this category of handsets is not extinct yet, although it mainly targets emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Priced at only $29 USDNokia 215 packs the features that made handsets like Nokia 1100 notorious about a decade ago - amazing battery life, durability, as well as a flashlight. In addition to these, the handset can be used to go online with Opera Mini, but can also run Twitter and a few other apps.

Microsoft Nokia 215 has the following technical specs and features:

  • Display: 2.4-inch QVGA TFT with 240x320 pixels resolution, 256K colors, and 166 ppi
  • Memory/Storage: 8 MB RAM; microSD support up to 32 GB
  • Camera: 0.3 MP camera on the back
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB 2.0, no WiFi or 3G
  • Operating system: Series 30+
  • Battery/Autonomy: 1,100 mAh; up to 20 hours talk time and up to 29 days in standby (single SIM version) or 21 days (dual SIM variant), 5o hours MP3 playback, 45 hours FM radio playback
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.17 pounds; 4.57X1.97X0.51 inches
  • Colors: black, white, bright green

According to Jo Harlow, corporate vice president of Microsoft Devices Group, "The Nokia 215 is perfect for people looking for their first mobile device, or those wanting to upgrade to enjoy affordable digital and social media services, like Facebook and Messenger."

Nokia 215 and Nokia 215 dual SIM will hit the market in Q1 2015 "for an estimated retail price of $29* before taxes and subsidies" that will vary depending on market and operator.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-01- 6 (Update: 2015-01- 6)
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.