Nokia releases 1 Series of phones, promises access to the internet for the “next billion”


Nokia has unveiled two new phones for the extreme low-end that are affordable yet still deliver internet connectivity to people who want it. The Nokia 110 and 112 are both aimed at the “Next Billion” of users and have been designed to appeal to young, urban consumers who want to experience a fast, affordable online experience. Both devices have built-in access to both Twitter and Facebook, and uses Nokia’s own browser. The browser basically reduces a website’s footprint to suit mobile devices, and as such deliver 90% less traffic to the device, making access faster for potential owners.

The Nokia 110 is a dual-SIM deal, and is expected to retail at around $45 (or about Php 1,900 without taxes). The Nokia 112 meanwhile, is also a dual-SIM device that’s expected to retail for about $49 (or about Php 2,000 without taxes). Both devices have single-SIM variants (the 111 and the 113, respectively) and both sport a 1.8-inch display and VGA camera. There’s a microSD slot included, with the memory being expandable up to 32GB. Nokia will also be offering 40 free game titles for people who purchase the new devices, which include Tetris, Bejeweled, Need for Speed: The Run, Monopoly Here & Now, and SimCity Deluxe. No word on the Philippine availability or pricing has been set, though Nokia has confirmed that the Nokia 110 and 111 will start shipping in the second quarter of 2012, while the Nokia 112 and 113 will start shipping in the third quarter of 2012.

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