Nokia Launches Seven Low-Cost Mobile Phones

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At a press conference in India Nokia has launched seven new mobile phones that provide functions and features specifically designed for consumers in emerging markets. "India is very important to Nokia and to the global mobile communications industry as a whole " says Soren Petersen Senior Vice President Mobile Phones Nokia. "One of the fastest growing markets in the world India is also home to several Nokia facilities including R D and manufacturing. We're very proud to be part of their growth."

Nokia 2630

The thinnest handset in Nokia's portfolio at 9.9 mm, the Nokia 2630 balances a modern design with a full range of features to meet the needs of emerging market consumers. A camera combined with Bluetooth technology. Convenient productivity tools such as email, MMS, calendar and a calculator satisfy the work side of life, while features such as an FM radio, with direct access shortcut key and MP3 ringtones satisfy the entertainment side

Nokia 2760

The Nokia 2760 features a digital camera, giving many consumers their first experience with digital photography, and Bluetooth technology to make it easy to share the photos that they capture. The Nokia 2760 also features video recording, video playback, and FM radio. The combination of Bluetooth and GPRS creates a convenient way to access data on the go for email and Internet. It also features extra large storage to save up to 1000 contacts in the phonebook.

Nokia 2505

One of Nokia's sleekest fold-style phones for the CDMA market, the Nokia 2505 offers a unique smooth-back design. The Nokia 2505 is expected to be available in selected markets in Asia/Pacific, Middle East, Africa, China and Latin America during the 2nd quarter of 2007. The phone meets practical needs as well with easy-to-use functions including text messaging, speaker phone, calendar, a personalized voice reminder and an alarm clock. Other features included with the Nokia 2505 include pre-loaded games, a 300-contact phonebook, up to 3 hours of talk time and 156 hours of stand-by time. 

Nokia 1200 & 1208

Both of these phones introduce the industry's first call-time tracking application and multi-phonebooks to make phone sharing simpler and more efficient. In order to help manage airtime costs, the call-time tracking feature allows consumers and village phone entrepreneurs to pre-set a time or cost limit on individual calls, automatically ending the call after the limit has been reached.

The easy-to-use multi-phonebook lets customers set up personal phonebooks unique to that user and save specific contacts to that user's phonebook. The Nokia 1200 and Nokia 1208 each come with 5 available phonebooks, so it is possible for an entire family to share a phone, and for each of the family members to manage their own phonebook.

The Nokia 1200 and Nokia 1208 also come equipped with additional features tailored to entry markets such as one-touch flashlights and localized languages, while a seamless keypad also protects the phone from dust, another reality of rural mobile phone use. The Nokia 1200 phone is offered with a monochrome screen, while the Nokia 1208 features a colour VGA screen.

Nokia 2630

Nokia 2505

Nokia 2760

Nokia 1200

Nokia 1208

"Innovative phone-sharing technology, contemporary design and easy-to-use features combine in these new products to empower consumers in entry markets," said Petersen. "As the clear market leader, with more than one-third of global market share, Nokia works to understand the needs and aspirations of consumers. We put this understanding into practice by developing products and applications that are relevant, easy-to-use and simple to understand, which is especially important for first-time users in emerging markets around the world."

The new products will be available in the second and third quarter of 2007 in select markets. Estimated retail prices, before applicable taxes and subsidies range from 35 to 90 EUR. "

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