As the 2015 year rolls into the tech space, CES is going on, and this generally means that every tech company has press conferences and announcements of new products. Microsoft took a different path, and announced a new $29 phone, which will be available world wide, and be called the Nokia 215.
The Nokia 215 is aimed to be the most affordable Internet-ready entry-level phone ever made. It’s $29 price point is spectacular when thinking about other phones in the world, and it will be available in a single SIM and dual-SIM model. It can be for a child, adult, or anyone at $29.
The Lumia 215 has Facebook and Messenger preinstalled, and has instant notifications inside. Users can check on friends news feeds, updates their status, and keep up to date with family members. Additionally, Twitter is easily accessible, and this means that almost any social encounter can be gained.
The Lumia 215 has the Opera Mini Browser and Bing Search inside, and has MSN Weather for instant weather updates no matter where you are. It has hourly or 5 day weather forcasts. Users can also pair it to their Bluetooth headset or speaker, and share with its built in SLAM technology, which lets users share information.
Built To Last
The Lumia 215 is not a cheapie phone that is meant to be tossed around, but it built to last according to its spec sheet from Microsoft. It will be available in black, white, or bright green. It has a strong build quality that can last almost anywhere, and this means that it will have a global appeal.
It has a 29 day stand-by time, and a 21 day stand-by time on the dual SIM model. It also has a built-in MP3 player and FM radio, and has a built-in torchlight for areas with no electricity, which is 20 percent of the world. It will be available during the first quarter of 2015, and is only $29.
This is a global breakthrough for cell phones. At $29 it means that anyone can get it, and Microsoft has done it.