You would think that nowadays it’s all about the smartphone ruse. Well think again, because Microsoft comes to surprise us once more. Microsoft revamps feature phones, keen on giving those elder phones a new spit-and-shine luster.
As part of their initiative of launching handsets that are both cheap and reliable, Microsoft plans to ship two new feature phones to India and the Middle East, starting this December. The two new shining stars of this gala, set up by Microsoft, are Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual-Sim. Now, you would naturally question Microsoft’s initiative of launching this old generation handsets. What good is a third-generation phone nowadays, when we’re being flooded by all kind of devices that are capable of doing the exact same thing as a desktop computer?
But, before we put a dunce hat on the two new phones, let’s take a quick gander at the specs. Maybe we ought to get a pleasant surprise. As announced on their website, the handsets possess two strong points, one of them being battery life, the second one being its camera. Microsoft expects the handset’s price to begin at 55 dollars.
The two mobile phone come with additional perks which, surprisingly, tend to increase overall customer impact. The 230 and the 230 Dual-Sim both are fitted with frontal and back cameras, being able to snap 2 MP quality photos. Moreover, both phone are equipped with LED flashes, which are capable of adding that extra something to your Sunday selfies.
As Microsoft revamps feature phones, we are beginning to understand that you don’t necessarily need a smartphone in order to surf on the internet or post a comment on Facebook. Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual-Sim are capable of connecting to the internet via a 2G network, operating on frequencies between 900 and 1800 MHz. Unfortunately, the two phones do not feature WI-FI connectivity. Good news is that the phones come fitted with an Opera Mini web and MSN weather is also available. The 230 and the 230 Dual-Sim are also fitted with a Bluetooth 3G receiver.
The two phones weight no more than 91 grams, and come fitted with a 2.8-inch screen. Microsoft also threw in an FM player and a video player. And, if you plan on downloading tons of music, the phone will be able to accommodate all your songs, thanks to a 32 GB microSD memory slot.
But the phone becomes truly outstanding when we look at the battery’s life. The battery can keep on going for 27 days straight, and talk time was rated at 23 hours. Both phones come fitted with a 1200 mAh battery.