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.

Connect in new ways

Calling and texting are important, but what if you could do more? The Nokia 215 has Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, Bing Search, MSN Weather and the Opera Mini Browser. Want to connect with a Bluetooth headset or speaker? No problem. The Nokia 215 supports Bluetooth audio.

Read specifications here.

You won’t find this in the Americas, however, the Nokia 215 will be released in “select markets” in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe in the first quarter of this year.