Nokia’s starting to make a habit out of announcing many new affordable phones at the same time.
The Finnish giant has just unveiled five new models that will be available around the world soon: Nokia 1280, Nokia 1616, Nokia 1800, Nokia 2220 slide and Nokia 2690.
Nokia 1280 is the company’s cheapest phone to date, as it will retail at only €20 (about $30).
The 1280 looks more like a toy than a real phone, and features S30 UI, a 96 x 68 pixels monochrome display, GSM-only connectivity, flashlight, alarm, calendar, MP3 ringtones, FM radio and – interestingly – a 3.5mm headset jack (although there’s no headset included in the box). The handset is dust and scratch resistant, and has changeable color covers. Its battery should last up to 8.5 hours in talk-time mode, or 22 days in stand-by mode.
The Nokia 1280 also supports Nokia Life Tools, the service that’s already available in India and will be launched in Indonesia in December 2009.
The next two phones, Nokia 1616 and Nokia 1800, look similar and feature 128 x 160 pixels color displays, flashlight, FM radio and support for Nokia Life Tools.
The Nokia 1616 and 1800 will cost €24 and €26 respectively.
Next we have the Nokia 2220 slide, a slider that we’ve seen before in several leaked photos.
The Nokia 2220 slide features Ovi Mail, GSM/GPRS connectivity, a 128 x 160 pixels color display, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, MP3 player, MMS, FM radio, Nokia Life Tools support, VGA photo camera, and 32MB of internal memory. The phone will cost €45.
Finally, the Nokia 2690 is a candybar that looks pretty nice and has most of the features the 2220 has, plus EDGE and MicroSD card support (up to 8GB).
Nokia 2690 will be available for €54.
Via Press release
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