Microsoft has introduced the Nokia 230, a successor to the Nokia 130 from last year. Similar fashion to its predecessor, this handset is geared toward developing markets, which explains it’s straightforward interface and the affordable $55 price.
The Nokia 230 differs from the 130 in looks at least, sporting an aluminum back cover for a more premium look. You won’t be surprised by crazy specs on this phone, that’s for sure.
After all, the device isn’t meant to compete with iPhones and Android devices. It has a 2.8-inch QVGA (320 x 240) display, a 2-megapixel front camera for selfies and support for up to 32GB of external storage via microSD. That’s not all. There’s also a dual-SIM model named the Nokia 230 Dual SIM, for people who like to swap phones or networks a lot.
While the Nokia 230 is a “dumbphone,” the device can actually handle services like Facebook, Twitter, Bing Search, MSN Weather and Opera’s data-saving Mini Browser. If you are into selfies enough to get this phone, that’s really all you need. Microsoft will bring the Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM to India, Asia and the Middle East in December. Other locations will get the phone sometime next year. So if you like what this phone is offering, that’s when you can get one.