Nokia readies entry-level phone

From the heights of the N900 and X6 phones, to more basic fare, Nokia is readying the release of a new mobile aimed at the budget sector.


To be known as the Nokia 2220 Slide or 2220s, the new handset is designed within a sliding form factor.


According to the Daily Mobile website, the new Nokia phone will be based upon the Symbian S40 operating system while the associated features will be trimmed to suit the low price. Utilising GSM connectivity, the 2220 Slide will include a TFT display packing in 128 x 160 pixels, a 3.5mm headset jack will be available for use via music fans while a FM radio completes the entertainment options. Internet use will be eased via the Opera Mini browser while a basic, VGA, photo camera will be available alongside 10MB of internal memory. It is unknown, at the moment, if a microSD card slot is included. Battery life extends to eight hours of talk time or up to 400 hours of stand-by time.


Being an entry-level phone, the 2220 Slide willl, thus, be available at a low price somewhere in the region of  €65-€70. Expect to see the new design on the market before the year's end.


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