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What $29 can get you , not even a dinner for two in a decent restaurant be it in NewYork or my hometown Karachi – Pakistan.  But for many this $29/ will mean a world of connectivity , as Microsoft Mobile launches their most affordable internet connected device , the Nokia 215 at just $29/-  during this quarter in selected markets in Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe in Green , Black and White Colors.

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What this $29 phone has

  • Internet Connectivity through Opera Mini Browser and Bing Search
  • Weather reports via MSN Weather
  • Facebook and FB Messenger
  • Twitter
  • 8MB RAM and support for 32GB External Memory
  • 2.4 inch QVGA Screen
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM and Voice Support
  • 50 hours music playback
  • 45 hours FM Radio Playback
  • 20 hours talk time
  • 29 hours standby time
  • Camera
  • Torch , FM radio , Dual SIM and Single SIM Variants

You can see the inforgraphic below for a detailed look at features


While I constantly use my Nokia 130 when I travel abroad , due to it’s long life battery , no frill SIM Card Holder ( I can fit Nano , Micro and mini SIM and it works ) , but now I think I have found an alternate.