Microsoft announces the $29 Nokia 215 Feature Phone

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Earlier today we talked about the new LG G Flex 2, and it’s expected to bring a nice price when it arrives later this month. If you’re looking for something a wee bit cheaper and a lot less fancy you may want to consider the upcoming Microsoft Nokia 215.

CES is a place for gadgets of all kinds, and the Microsoft Nokia 215 is quite possibly the cheapest “phone” on the planet. If you’re thinking $100 unlocked, you’re far too generous as the Nokia 215 price is only $29 bucks. Yup, it’s a smartphone you can buy for under $50 unlocked, but it is not going to be a device for everyone.

The Microsoft Nokia 215 is geared towards emerging markets, and is built to offer folks on a budget a way to get on the net for cheap. The feature phone runs the Series 30+ OS  with the Opera mini browser and Bing Search; it also features Twitter and Facebook integration. The display is 2.4-inches with a resolution of 320 x 240, and other features to note include Bluetooth, an FM Radio, Torch light, and a 0.3MP camera. The Nokia 215 is a 2G handset, and the standby time is said to be around 29 days.

If you want a top-tier handset, you’ll want to look elsewhere but the Microsoft Nokia 215 appears to be a good, cheap option for consumers in emerging markets. No release date was announced, but the smartphone is scheduled to arrive in Asia, Africa, Europe and parts of the Middle East during this quarter with single and dual-SIM variants.

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