Nokia 1209 and Nokia 2600 Classic. Two really cheap phones for emerging markets
Making high end, expensive and feature rich smartphones, like Nokia NSeries multimedia computers is all well and good. But they are not the only reason Nokia holds the top spot among mobile vendors and more then a third of world market in mobile phones.
It’s Nokia’s ability to to churn out cheap, good looking and reliable handsets in huge quantities, that separates Nokia from it’s rivals and props the Finish vendor to the top. And it’s best selling handset is not Nokia N95. It’s ultra basic and ultra cheap Nokia 1100, that has sold more then 200 million units since it’s launch in 2003.
But now this handset is getting pretty old and it’s time for the update. And today Nokia launched a couple of really cheap phones just for this purpose – Nokia 1209 and Nokia 2600 Classic
Nokia 1209 is a very basic phone with unsubsidized price of 35 Euro:
Nokia 1209 specs include dual band EGSM 900/1800 connectivity, built-in flashlight, dust resistant keypad, Series 30 OS, 96×68 CSTN 65K color display, battery with up to 365 hrs of standby and 7hrs talk time, dimensions of 102×44.1×17.5mm, weight 78.95g.
Nokia 2600 is a more sophisticated phone, targeted at the higher end of the ultra cheap phone market.
At unsubsidized price of 65 Euro, Nokia 2600 classic comes equipped with such features as FM radio, VGA camera, MP3 ringtones, GPRS/ (limited) EDGE connectivity, E-mail and MMS support, Bluetooth and exchangeable Xpress-on covers.
Other specs for Nokia 2600 classic include Dual band EGSM 900/1800 and GSM850/1900 connectivity, 128×160 px 65K color TFT display, battery with more then 24 day of stand-by and 6 hrs of talk time.