Nokia adds 4 entry level candybars

Nokia adds 4 entry level candybars
Nokia today announced 7 new budget phones, 3 clamshells and 4 candybars. You should not expect anything interesting on the functionality side, as these are targeted as affordable phones for developing countries and first times users. All the candybars are dual-band GSM phones with two versions: one for America (850/1900MHz) and one with 900/1800 MHz. Three of them run on Series 30 interface while only the 2630 has Series 40.

Ultra simple, the Nokia 1200 offers dust-resistant keyboard and good battery times. It has simple grayscale display.

The 1208 adds 65k colors but the size of the display isn’t large at 96x68 pixels. It has the same “protected from dust” keyboard.

The Nokia 1650 has larger 128x160 pixels display and comes with built-in FM radio so you can listen to music through it. A flashlight is also present. The phonebook has capacity of 500 contacts.

The 2630 is the only one to run on Series 40 and to pack a camera (0.3 megapixels). It also has 128x160 pixels display with 65k colors and FM radio but doubles the phonebook size to 1000.

Expect the 1200 and the 1650 in Q2 this year, and the 1208 and the 2630 in Q3.

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