The name Nokia has not been seen on a mobile phone since the company was purchased by Microsoft for over $7 billion back in 2013. Even though they have now sold the company on to Foxconn company FIH Mobile in a deal that is set to close later this year, they have this week announced the launch of the bargain basement Nokia 216 for the Indian market.
This new handset is not going to set the world on fire or go head to head with Apple or Samsung’s finest, but it does offer plenty of bang for the bucks at a bargain price of just £30! It runs on Nokia’s Series 30 operating system, with the Opera Mini browser and has a battery life of twenty-four days on standby, making it ideal for developing countries.
The spec is interesting, with a 2.4 inch (none touch) TFT screen, front and rear mounted cameras with flash, micro SD slot, 16MB of RAM and even a headphone socket! It comes in a choice of three colours; Black, Grey, and Mint and measures just 4.5 by 2 inches. It will give the user full access to the internet including Facebook, and they are also promising one free Gameloft download each month as part of the deal.