Microsoft attempts to woo feature phone users with Nokia 216 Dual SIM


While the rate of smartphone adoption is growing at a fast pace, Microsoft thinks there is still a great demand for feature phones. It has just announced the launch of Nokia 216 Dual Sim in India.

Though kept at a price of Rs 2,495 ($37), the phone comes with nifty features, including two cameras with LED flash. Nokia 216 owners can even access apps and games in the Opera Mobile Store, even popular titles like GT Racing and Little Big City.

The device comes with a 1,020mAh battery, offering up to 18 hours of talk time. As for connectivity, you have 900/1800 MHz, micro USB, 3.5mm AV connector, Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM and HSP/HFP profile.

Just weighing 83 grams, the device has a polycarbonate shell and houses a memory card slot that can support up to 32GB. As for cameras, you have a rear facing VGA camera and a front facing VGA camera.

“The device can store up to 2000 contacts with a memory card support of up to 32GB. The rear camera LED flash doubles as a built-in torchlight to light up situations where required,” Microsoft said in a release.

For entertainment and music, the Nokia 216 Dual SIM comes with an FM Radio, MP3 and video player, and Bluetooth audio support for headsets.

The phone will be available in three colors – Blue, Grey and Black. However, it will only retail at stores from October 24.


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