Microsoft announces the $29 Nokia 215

1:54:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments


In the midst of all these CES new with phones which can run multiple OSs, Microsoft has gone ahead and announced a new Lumia $29 phone. The Nokia 215 is yet another entry level phone from Microsoft Mobile, but what makes this special is that it is the most affordable internet ready phone the company has ever released.


Being able to connect to the internet, the Nokia 215 comes pre-installed with applications like facebook, facebook messenger, bing and opera. Users will also be able to download additional apps and games from the Nokia store. Besides that, the Nokia 215 will come in both single and dual sim variants as well as support for microSD card of up to 32GB.

The Nokia 215 doesn't have a front facing camera for selfies but there is a feature on this device called SLAM which can enable the Nokia 215 to share files to other SLAM enabled devices via bluetooth (don't be mistaken, this is not NFC). Similar to previous Nokia phones, the Nokia 215 will come in white, black and bright green. As expected the device will last nearly a month off a single charge.

Unlike the recently announced Lumia 535, the Nokia 215 still manages the Nokia name because of the acquisition agreement between Microsoft and Nokia. Despite being under Microsoft, don't expect the Nokia 215 to be directly sold in North America. For $29 before taxes, the Nokia 215 will go on sale this quarter (Q1 2015) in select markets in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. We're still awaiting confirmation from Microsoft Devices about the availability of the Nokia 215 in Malaysia and we'll update you subsequently. Check out the promo video and spec sheet of the Nokia 215 below.


SOURCE: Lumia Conversations