On Tuesday morning, Microsoft-owned Nokia announced the launch of two new Internet-enabled phones designed for connectivity and durability. The two devices – the Nokia 222 and Nokia 222 Dual SIM – have a design that's reminiscent of earlier pre-smartphone touchscreen models.
The new old-school phones come with an impressive array of features: both have easy access to the web via an Opera Mini Browser and Bing search engine, an MSN weather app with a five-day forecast, a two-megapixel camera, and compatibility with apps like Facebook, Messenger, Twitter and GroupMe.
They also have a flashlight, an FM radio, and built-in MP3 playback for up to 50 hours. The design supports MicroSD cards of up to 32 GB, with an impossibly long standby battery life of 29 days for the single SIM and 21 days for the Dual SIM, and talk time of up to 20 hours for both.
The phones will be available in the choices of glossy black or white with color-matching keyboards, in select global markets starting this September. They will sell at an initial price of $37 before taxes and subsidies.