Extremely cheap Nokia 220 and Nokia Asha 230 also announced
It turns out that the trio of Android-powered handsets that it just unveiled weren’t the only things Nokia had in store for us this MWC. The Finnish company has also taken the wraps off of two extremely affordable phones, the 220 and the Asha 230.
The Nokia 220 is a classic non-touch candybar design, with a T9 keyboard below the screen. It’s Nokia’s most affordable Internet-connected phone yet, as it will be sold for just $39 or €29 before taxes and subsidies.
It has a 2.4-inch 240×320 screen, a 2 MP camera, microSD card support, an FM radio, MP3 player, video player, an integrated flashlight, and not even 3G. It’s touted as having 29-day standby, 13-hour talk time, and 51-hour media playback. Six games from Gameloft come preinstalled.
It’s supposedly going to be out immediately in “select markets”, and it will be offered in red, black, white, yellow, and cyan. It will have a dual-SIM model too.
The Asha 230 is the company’s most affordable touchscreen phone ever, coming with the price tag of $59 or €45 before taxes and subsidies. It has a 2.8-inch 240×320 touchscreen, microSD card support, quad-band GSM (no 3G here either), Bluetooth 3.0, a 1.3 MP camera, and a 1,020 mAh battery.
This will also start shipping immediately, and you’ll see it in bright red, yellow, bright green, white, cyan, and black. It too will get a dual-SIM version.