Microsoft is looking to release another budget handsets with Nokia called the Nokia 215. This affordable smartphone is only USD$29 (MYR104) and is able to run a variety of apps on its OS. According to Microsoft’s Lumia Conversations blog, the Nokia 215 is:
“The most affordable Internet-ready entry-level phone yet, perfectly suited for first-time mobile phone buyers or as a secondary phone for just about anyone.”
The physical built of the phone well, it’s not much to talk about. But the Nokia 215 does come pre-installed with apps such as Facebook and Opera Mini. It can even support some nice games such as Modern Combat 2 from Gameloft. The Nokia 215 has the normal features of the old Nokia handsets that use to come in black and white screens. The ancient handsets that we use to be able to throw from a double storied building and it would still survive such as the Nokia 3310. Yup, that’s exactly what the Nokia 215 is meant to reminisce. It has the built in torch, FM radio and Bluetooth. It also supports SLAM technology which enables a user to share content wirelessly by placing the gadget against another SLAM capable device.
The Nokia 215 will come in a single SIM variant as well as a dual SIM version. The single SIM should be able to give up to 29 days standby time on a single charge cycle while the later gives a user 21 days. Both boasts 20 hours worth of talk time and 50 hours worth of music playback.
We’re expecting to see the device around Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia by the end of the first quarter or 2015.