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Microsoft just unveiled a new candybar phone (yes, seriously)

by Todd Haselton | August 25, 2015August 25, 2015 7:40 am PDT

Remember the ’90s? Friends, Carson Daly, Limp Bizkit, your old Nokia phone. You’ve probably since moved on from all of that and, in particular, have almost certainly upgraded your phone. iOS or Android, maybe. But we’re not done with candybar phones just yet. In fact, Microsoft just announced a new one on Tuesday.

It’s called the Nokia 222 (there’s also a Nokia 222 Dual SIM model) and it’s no doubt going to be targeted at emerging markets, especially those where folks are just getting online with the mobile Internet. Oddly, though, this device runs Nokia Series 30+ instead of Windows Phone, which Microsoft is also heavily marketing in emerging markets. You’ll find a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera and expandable storage but this is otherwise a very no-frills handset. Thankfully you’ll have access to apps such as Facebook, GroupMe, Facebook Messenger and Twitter, though.

Here’s where things get interesting, though: the Nokia 222 will launch in September for just $37. That’s incredible and shows just how far we’ve come with technology. 10 years ago this phone would have cost hundreds of dollars. Might be worth grabbing as an extra device for your travels. Hit the source for more.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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