Most of you are probably on pins and needles by now in anticipation of Nokia’s likely spectacular EOS smartphone, but I’m fairly certain there are those among you that dig the Finnish company for an entirely different reason – its ultra-affordable feature phones.
If so, you have three new reasons to rejoice today: the 207, 208 and 208 Dual SIM. These are lower-end than all of Nokia’s Asha phones and have “specs” reminiscent of the 20th century, but at prices of around 70 bucks they’ll most definitely sell like hotcakes in emerging markets.
The Nokia 207 is the most modest member of the trio, but still runs on the Series 40 platform and offers 3G connectivity. As always with Nokia, design is a strong point, though the 207 is not exactly a looker by traditional 2013 standards.
Its candy bar form factor is definitely old-fashioned, but the cool thing is there are no gaps between the keys, making the thing essentially waterproof, and the brightly colored back covers can be replaced any time to change the phone’s appearance according to your mood.
In terms of features, you get the basics and nothing else – a tiny 2.4-inch QVGA screen, Bluetooth 3.0, microSD support and 1,020 mAh battery. As a side note however, the modest-sounding ticker is reportedly capable of a whopping 12-hour autonomy in talk time or more than a month in stand-by, which is just crazy.
The 208 and 208 Dual SIM are not very different compared with the 207, only boasting an extra 1.3 MP rear camera and, of course, dual-SIM support on the latter. All three look virtually identical on the outside, weighing between 89 and 91 grams and measuring 13 mm in thickness, and they will all land in five color combos – cyan, red, yellow, black and white.
We don’t have exact release dates for any of the three, but they are coming “in Q3”, meaning they’ll be up on store shelves in September at the latest. Who wants one?
Via [Nokia Conversations]