Nokia launched the low-end Nokia 110 and Nokia 112 cellphones on Tuesday, aiming to regain its footing in emerging markets.
The Nokia 110 model will be sold for 35 euros and will start shipping in the second quarter, while the 112 model will be sold for 38 euros from the third quarter, the Finnish phone maker said.
Both devices come with Nokia Browser, which reduces data consumption up to 90%. The phones offer direct access to Twitter, Facebook and other social networks from the home page. Email and Instant Messaging are also supported to keep the phones' owners connected to their friends. The Nokia 112 also comes with the eBuddy instant messaging service preloaded.
The EA games will be downloadable from Nokia Store through an icon pre-loaded on the phones. Owners will be able to download the games for 60 days, starting from their first access to the offer. Key titles in the collection of 40 include classics like Tetris, Bejeweled, Need for Speed The Run, Monopoly Here & Now, and SimCity Deluxe. After downloading the games, they can be kept on the phone forever.
There's a VGA camera built in so you can capture the moment when you're out and about. To keep your ears entertained, there's an FM radio and a media player that can play both video and music. Both support MicroSD cards up to a capacity of 32GB for massive media storage.
Both phones also come with Dual SIM capability, with Nokia's Easy Swap technology allowing for a fast switch without opening up the phone. The phone remembers personalisation details from up to five different SIM cards, so it's easy to share without fuss or keep swapping so you get the maximum value from different operators. Single SIM varieties of the Nokia 110 ? dubbed the Nokia 111 (which is also quad-band) and Nokia 113 ? will also be available in some countries.
After all this, you might be asking what the difference is between the two phone models? The designs are very slightly different. Also, while the Nokia 110 offers 10.5 hours talktime from a charged battery, the Nokia 112 offers 14 hours. Standby time on both is measured in weeks rather than days: 26.5 days for the Nokia 110 and 35 days for the Nokia 112.