Despite offering a full line-up of Windows Phone handsets and even a trio of Android devices, Nokia still hasn’t abandoned he feature phone market. The company sells a decent number of Asha phones and today announced a new addition to its “internet phone” series with the Nokia 225, which features a physical keypad, a 2.8-inch display and the company’s slimmest design yet.
The Nokia 225 comes in single and dual-SIM models. It offers a 2-megapixel camera, a 1200mAh battery, and up to 32GB of storage with microSD support. Nokia ships the phone with apps for Facebook, Twitter, Bing, Music and a web browser, and it also comes with a handful of pre-installed games including Block Breaker 3, Asphalt 6, Assassins Creed 3, The Avengers and Real Football 2012.
Nokia’s new candy bar phone can’t compete with full-fledged smartphones, but at just €39 (approx. $54 USD) the device should be a hit with budget-minded consumers when it’s released in select markets later this quarter. It’s unclear if Nokia will keep offering this type of device once Microsoft takes over its phone business, though the software giant has hinted it hopes to use feature phones to introduce customers to its own mobile services like Bing and SkyDrive.