Microsoft bought Nokia's phone business in a multibillion dollar deal last year and has just unveiled a cheap, internet-enabled Nokia phone, the Nokia 215 which it hopes will help it increase its market base around the world. It may not be the smartest phone on the market, has only 2G capability but Nokia's latest handset has one huge advantage; a battery that can last for a month between charges. The handset costs $29 only, approxmately N5000, and Microsoft says it is ''our most affordable Internet-ready entry-level phone yet, perfectly suited for first-time mobile phone buyers or as a secondary phone for just about anyone".
  • The handset is available in two versions, with one or two SIM cards. It provides up to 20 hours of talk time, MSN Weather also included. The handset also boasts of Bluetooth, so can be connected to a headset or speaker. Weighing 78.7 grams, the 215 has a VGA camera with space for a 32GB microSD card. gistoven_nokia 215 Other Features include;2.4inch colour screen The Single SIM has a stand-by time of up to 29 days, while the dual SIM version offers up to 21 days. Preinstalled Facebook and Messenger provides up to 20 hours of talk time. Opera Mini Browser and Bing Search Twitter also available to download. Bluetooth. MP3 player and Torchlight & FM radio. VGA camera, but cannot load new apps - but comes preloaded with Facebook, Twitter, web browser and Microsoft's Bing search engine
gistoven_nokia215 It will be available in green, black and white versions, and will initially go on sale in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe in the first quarter of 2015.