Microsoft these days unveiled a low-cost, web-enabled Nokia phone that it hopes will assist it enhance its marketplace share in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
The telephone expenses $29 (£19) and arrives with the Opera Mini Browser and Facebook Messenger created in, and can run Twitter and other applications. In spite of that, it is largely a reduced-spec mobile phone â with a 320 x 240 pixel screen, a .3 megapixel digicam, a radio and a torch as its headline characteristics.
But that is probably to aid it choose up buyers in the price range market place, especially in building countries. And the absence of hi-tech attributes indicate that it is a sturdy cellphone, constructed to be resilient and with a battery that Microsoft claims can last up to 29 times on standby.
The software is also built for more tough terrains, and the constructed-in applications can work without a 3G connection.
And the torch may audio like a minimal addition, but Microsoft points out that it will be beneficial in the marketplaces that it hopes the telephone will be shipping into such as the twenty% of the entire world that really do not have standard obtain to electrical power.
Microsoft introduced the cellphone as it’s most affordable web-prepared entry-stage mobile phone yet, expressing that it would be âperfectly suited for very first-time mobile telephone purchasers or as a secondary phone for just about anyoneâ.
The cellphone will be introduced in Europe as well as the Center East, Africa and Asia in the very first quarter of 2015. It is available in a normal model as properly as a twin SIM 1.