Nokia announces Asha 230 and Nokia 220 feature phones

Nokia announces Asha 230 and Nokia 220 feature phones


Nokia’s likely to get the most attention for its Android-powered(s goog) Nokia X smartphone, but it introduced two new low-cost feature phones at Mobile World Congress that are worthy of consideration as well. The Nokia 220 has an ultra-low-cost unsubsidized price, and the Asha 230 is the latest entry in Nokia’s solid Asha family of devices.

Nokia 220

According to Nokia, the 220 (pictured above) is the most affordable data product the company has ever made, at €29 (or roughly $39.70). It’s a small rectangular bar of a phone, with a 2.4-inch screen. It has a traditional high-quality Nokia finish, with a bright color palette across the entire device, including the keypad.

Though it’s still a low-cost feature phone, Nokia wants to bring some data to the experience, preinstalling apps for both Facebook(s fb) and Twitter(s twtr). It also comes with Nokia’s Xpress web browser, capable of compressing data by up to 90…

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