Redmond giant Microsoft today announced the launch of its most affordable internet ready phone, dubbed as, Nokia 215 Dual SIM in India. Nokia 215 is the first in its category that will bring consumers the choice of accessing Facebook in 9 local languages. The device also comes pre-loaded with Facebook and Messenger with instant notifications.
Moving on to the specifications,Nokia 215 dual SIM comes with 2.4-inch QVGA display, external memory up to 32GB via microSD card, VGA camera, runs on Nokia Series 30+ OS, micro USB, 3.5mm AV connector, Bluetooth 3.0 and powered by a 1100mAh battery, which give the talktime of 20hrs and standby time up to 29 days for single SIM, 21 days for dual SIM. Moreover, this device carries a dimension of 116mm x 50mm x 12.9mm and weighs around 78.7 grams.
Speaking at the launch, Raghuvesh Sarup, Director-Marketing, Nokia India Sales Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobiles Oy, was quoted saying, "India is a ‘mobile-first' market, and feature phones are the first port of access to internet for a large number of mobile users. Microsoft remains dedicated to driving innovation and introducing phones to first time mobile phone users with great technology packed inside."
He further added, "With the launch of Nokia 215 we are proud to partner with Facebook to improve the user experience further allowing more people to enjoy online experiences for the first time - like Facebook, Facebook Messenger, MSN Weather, and browsing with Opera Mini at an affordable price".
Coming in various colors like bright green, black and white, the Nokia 215, carries a price tag of Rs. 2,149.
"Facebook is one of the first apps people use as they discover the internet. The Nokia 215 with Facebook and Messenger is a great device for first time internet users to stay connected with friends and family." said Kevin D'souza, Head of Growth & Mobile Partnerships, Facebook India. "This is an excellent initiative by Microsoft to directly address a critical access barrier like affordability and such collaborative efforts will help bring millions of Indians online."