If you miss using the T9 keyboard-equipped Nokia feature phones, here is some good news for you. Microsoft has just brought the most elegant looking feature phone to the market.
The Nokia 230 is the company's latest feature phone and a long-overdue upgrade to last year's Nokia 130. The new handset perfectly blends new features in a decade-old disguise.
The Nokia 230 also comes in a dual SIM variant and dons a premium design. The handset boasts of an aluminium cover for the battery and the matching accents complement the elegant design. But what's really interesting is the camera. It is one of the best USPs for the Nokia 230, which comes with decent 2MP cameras on both sides along with LED flash units. Now your selfies won't be dark anymore.
While this is seen as a great addition to feature phones, which usually have a primary camera, Nokia 230 doesn't cease to impress. The new handset supports social media apps such as Facebook and Twitter as well as Internet connected apps such as WhatsApp, Skype and many games that can be downloaded from Opera Store.
The Nokia 230 may not be a smartphone but it sure isn't a "dumbphone."
Other features that complete the Nokia 230 are 2.8-inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) resolution display, microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB, 16MB RAM and a 1,200mAh battery. Given the low-end specs, the battery of the handset is expected to last 27 days on standby and 23 hours on talktime, according to the company's official blog.
Microsoft revealed the price of its Nokia 230 in the U.S. for $55 (around Rs. 3,500), which these days is almost close to any basic smartphone with much better specs. But Nokia 230 might be able to win consumers who love classic phones.
The Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM will be available in India and other Asian countries from December. Global availability is expected in 2016.