CES 2015: Microsoft’s Nokia 215 offers online mobile goodness for $29

CES 2015: Microsoft’s Nokia 215 offers online mobile goodness for Bit of a change of pace here from Android fanciness like the LG G Flex 2, HTC Desire 826 and Asus ZenFone 2 – all of which launched at CES 2015 this week.

Meet Microsoft’s Nokia 215, a humble little phone that looks to provide mobile internet for entry-level buyers, priced just $29.

You can forget about QHD resolutions and 64-bit 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and multiple gigabytes of RAM here. The Microsoft Nokia 215 aims to keep things unashamedly basic.

Microsoft Nokia 215 specs include a 2.4in non-touch display with a resolution of 240 x 320, dual SIM capabilities and a VGA rear camera, while the microSD slot welcomes cards up to 32GB in size.

The Nokia 215's 1,100mAh battery promises talk time of up to 20 hours, and standby time of 29 days for the single SIM model, or 21 days dual SIM.

Other Microsoft Nokia 215 features include a built-in torchlight, MP3 playback, and an FM radio. What more could you want?!

Again, Microsoft aims to get people online for cheap with the Nokia 215, and the handset supports the Opera Mini browser, Bing search, MSN Weather, and social networking in the form of Twitter and Facebook.

"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," yells Jo Harlow, corporate VP of Microsoft Devices.

"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 will be available in bright green, black and white, and is heading to select markets in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe in Q1 2015. Again, Nokia 215 price is just $29 – before taxes and subsidies.

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Treab  Jan. 6, 2015 at 12:28

Someone quick get the defib... im running to the stores to buy one...


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