Microsoft's $29 Smartphone

The Nokia 215

#Telephone

Tue, Jan 6th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

With a stand-by time of 29 days (21 for the dual-SIM version), Microsoft's Nokia 215 is an entry-level smartphone that comes complete with everything you'd expect. No mention of performance, but considering cost, that it only supports 2G, and the market it is intended for (Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe), it probably will be a slow but reliable piece. More info here.

"With our ultra-affordable mobile phones and digital services, we see an inspiring opportunity to connect the next billion people to the Internet for the first time," said 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." The Nokia 215 and Nokia 215 Dual SIM come in Bright Green, Black and White, and will roll out first in select markets in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe in Q1 2015. The Nokia 215 is expected to be available for an estimated retail price of $29* before taxes and subsidies.

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