Microsoft unveils new Nokia feature phones for four African markets

Microsoft has revealed the Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual SIM feature phones, which are launching in November across four African markets.

Priced at around the US$35 mark, both devices will be launching in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Focused on entertainment, the phones feature two cameras with LED flash, as well as providing users access to the Opera Mobile Store for downloading apps.

The devices also feature an FM radio, MP3 and video player, and Bluetooth audio support for headsets. The phones can store up to 2000 contacts, and have a memory card support of up to 32GB. The rear camera LED flash doubles as a built-in torchlight. Available in black, grey, and blue, the devices boast a durable polycarbonate shell and outstanding battery life.

Joseph Umunakwe, Microsoft Mobile Devices Leader - West and East Africa said “Microsoft’s feature phones are a range of trusted mobile devices that empower people with mobility and the ability to connect, discover and achieve more. Nokia 216 and Nokia 216 Dual SIM are our newest addition to the Microsoft feature phone family that offer the affordable connectivity features people need, combined with the entertainment features they want.”


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