FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia has introduced two cheap web-connected handsets in its bid to "connect the next billion consumers to the internet".
Promising to consume 90 per cent less data than your average mobile phone by compressing web sites in the cloud, both the Nokia 110 and 112 come pre-loaded with Facebook and Twitter apps as well as the Finnish firm's own feature phone web browser. The candybar handsets also offer access to the Nokia Store, although a bundle of Electronic Arts games will come pre-installed.
The Nokia 110 and 112 also feature a 1.8in display, traditional alphanumeric keypad, VGA camera, up to 32GB of storage and what Nokia rather vaguely promises is a "long lasting battery".
Mary McDowell, Nokia EVP for mobile phones said, "Today's mobile phone users want a quick internet experience that allows them to discover great content and share it with their friends - but without being held back by high data costs."
She added, "The new Nokia 110 and Nokia 112 devices combine browsing, social media, apps, world-class entertainment and long battery life to create a great package for young, urban consumers who want to do it all."
A Nokia spokesperson told The INQUIRER that a UK release for the bargain-priced phones is undecided at present.
Nokia has been in touch to tell us that the Nokia 110 will cost €35 before taxes and subsidies, although a price for the 112 is still to be decided. µ
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