Nokia fleshes out its feature phone range

Jul 3, 2013

The two new phones - the Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 - are to be positioned just above the Asha models announced a couple of months back. They have a 'traditional' alphanumeric keyboard and swappable primary (candy) coloured shells.

The idea is that these feature phones are a stepping-stone to Nokia's Windows smartphone range and will provide a glide path for Nokia users in emerging countries. So they come with 3.5G to generate reasonable browsing speeds (via the Nokia Express Browser) and offer at least some popular apps - such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

The trade-off is price. It's thought they will cost just US$68 and the trade-off is a small 2.4-inch display, 64BM of RAM and 256 MB of internal storage as standard.

The Nokia 208 has a 1.3-megapixel rear-facing camera and is available as a 2 SIM variant allowing the user to swap SIMs with a feature called Easy Swap - a welcome addition in many markets where users habitually have a range of SIMs to use for different things.

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