With hopes to connect more of the world to the information superhighway, Nokia have just unveiled a sub-₦5600 device with internet connectivity. The Nokia 215 is not only one of the cheapest phones ever made, but it’s the cheapest internet connected device Nokia has ever made.
The 215 will be preloaded with Opera Browser and Facebook Messenger, and will also be capable of running a variety of apps, including Twitter. You might be wondering how that is possible on a device with a 320 x 240 screen, a torch, radio and a mere 0.3 megapixel camera, as headlining features. Sure, this isn’t a device for the tech enthusiast, however in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East it could be a fantastically affordable way to get connected to the internet.
Another massive benefit of the device is the battery life and build quality. The device is built to be rugged and tough, so that users can make the very most of the 215’s 29 day battery life. The torch is actually a surprisingly useful addition when considering the fact that the 215 will be shipping into markets where electricity is a luxury, and not a regular occurrence.
According to the official release page the 215 will also have Bluetooth, SLAM-Technology, and three different colours to choose from. The battery life boasts 20 hours of talk time and owners will also be able to listen to mp3s along with the radio courtesy of the devices media playback capabilities.
Users will also be able to decide between a single or dual sim model, and the Nokia 215 will be available to purchase in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia in the first quarter of 2015. Microsoft stated that the Nokia 215 is the “most affordable internet-ready entry-level phone yet,” adding that it would be “perfectly suited for first-time mobile phone buyers or as a secondary phone for just about anyone”.