Microsoft announces Nokia 215 available in UAE
AED109 Internet-ready handset aimed at ‘connecting next billion people to Internet’
Microsoft Devices this week announced the availability of the Nokia 215, an Internet-ready phone that will sell for AED109.
The 215 is designed to connect and introduce first-time mobile phone buyers to the Internet and "new digital experiences", Microsoft said in a statement.
The handset is available in both single SIM and dual SIM variants, and comes with an Opera Mini browser, Bing search, MSN Weather, Twitter and Facebook. It also includes SLAM, which enables content to be shared between devices and callers making hands-free calls, using Bluetooth 3.0 and Bluetooth audio support for headsets.
Microsoft claims the 215 has a battery life that allows up to 20 hours of talk time and up to 29 days of standby time for the Single SIM variant and up to 21 days for the Dual SIM. The battery is also said to support MP3 playback of up to 50 hours and FM radio playback of up to 45 hours.
"With our ultra-affordable mobile phones and digital services, we see an inspiring opportunity to connect the next billion people to the Internet for the first time," said Vithesh Reddy, general manager, Lower Gulf, Microsoft Devices. "The Nokia 215 is perfect for people looking for their first mobile device, or those wanting to upgrade to enjoy affordable digital and social media services, like Facebook and Messenger."
The Nokia 215 and Nokia 215 Dual SIM are available in Bright Green, Black and White.