Tech Tuesday: The Nokia 215 $29 Phone
Long have I been a fan of Nokia’s cell phones, since my first Nokia, the 151, then years later, the 9500 and 7380 (I’m still waiting for the Nokia Morph, guys). Not a true Nokia, however, since it doesn’t have the Symbian ecosystem, however, I’m willing to overlook this due to the sheer functionality of this emerging market phone.
Microsoft has unveiled a budget, Internet-connected phone under the Nokia brand, which will cost $29, as it steps up its efforts to capture the rapidly-growing emerging market consumer.
The Nokia 215’s Internet connection – albeit 2G – sets it apart from Microsoft’s other low-end devices, giving users access to Facebook, Twitter, a weather app and a web browser.