Nokia is now best known for its Lumia Windows Phone hardware, plus its brand new Nokia X family, which runs a variation on Android. Further down the list is Nokia’s Asha phones, which look like smartphones, but run the polished Series 40 software.
However, long before all this, Nokia sold feature phones. A lot of them. While we may not concentrate on them much anymore, it still does too, and to prove it a new model has been announced – the Nokia 225. It’s very traditional, featuring a small, non-touch screen, and an alphanumeric keyboard.
Nokia is promoting the phone as it’s slimmest – at just 10mm – and most affordable device which can connect to the internet, albeit at 2G speeds.
The screen measures 2.8-inches, and is at least colour, and displays the basic Series 30 feature phone software. Installed on the phone is Nokia’s data-sipping Xpress web browser, Facebook and Twitter apps, plus a selection of five different games, including Asphalt 6, Assassins Creed 3, and Real Football 2012. Staying with entertainment, there’s an FM radio, a video player, and a music player too. A microSD card slot will take cards up to 32GB in size.
Other features include a 2 megapixel camera, a powerful speaker system, Bluetooth 3.0, and a battery with 36 days of standby time. Finally, Nokia will offer the 225 in both single and dual-SIM variants. Nokia will put the phone on sale before the summer, in a variety of very bright colours, but the final destinations for the 225 have yet to be confirmed. The price? About £32, which is about as cheap as phones get.