Nokia 216: Microsoft Introduces 33-Euro Cell Phone

For months, there are rumors that Microsoft would like to relinquish his Nokia license. As a potential buyer, the multinational electronics manufacturer Foxconn is traded there. But before that goes across the stage, devoted to the Finnish brand of Redmond Group again and provides a new feature-phone before so a simple mobile phone with basic functions with the Nokia 216. The device is intended for the time being for the Indian market. Similarly cheap the price drops out: the Nokia 216 should be available for the equivalent of 33 euros.

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2.4 inch display on board

The phone has a 2.4-inch screen that resolves with 320 x 240 pixels. It is operated mainly through two menu buttons and a d-pad with a confirm button in the middle. There is also a T9 keyboard available. The operating system, Microsoft uses so-called series 30 +, which offers also the one or the other smart feature on that. So has the Nokia 216, for example, on Facebook, Twitter, and a browser to surf the Internet. For the latter, but only the mobile phone standard EDGE is with a speed of 236,8 kilobits per second ready.

Up to 24 days running time

Nokia 216 offers a camera on the back and a Frontknipse that each resolve 0.3 megapixel (VGA). The random access memory (RAM) is only 16 megabytes in size. The data memory capacity can be extended via a microsd card slot to maximum 32 gigabytes. Battery comprehensive a 1,020 mah includes additional features of the phones Bluetooth 3.0 and a USB 1.1 port. Microsoft cites as maximum run time in stand by mode 24 days.

Available from October

Nokia 216 appears according to Microsoft as single-SIM model, as well as in a dual-SIM version. The launch is planned for October 2016.