Nokia has announced the release of five new affordable handsets at Mobile World Congress, including Nokia X, a family of smartphones that run Android(TM) apps, Microsoft services and signature Nokia experiences. The Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are priced to capture the fast-growing affordable smartphone market and provide an on-ramp to Lumia and Microsoft services like Skype, OneDrive and outlook.com.
The first device, the Nokia X, comes with a 4" IPS capacitive display and 3MP camera. Both the Nokia X and Nokia X+ will be available in bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black and white. The third family member, the Nokia XL, boasts a 5" display with 2MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear-facing, autofocus camera with flash. The Nokia XL will be available in bright green, orange, cyan, yellow, black and white. The entire Nokia X family is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon(TM) dual core processor and supports Dual SIM.
The Nokia Asha 230 is priced at EUR 45 where as the Nokia 220, a Internet-ready mobile phone with social apps, priced at EUR 29. With a forthcoming software update, the Nokia Asha 230 will introduce 7GB of free cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive, and the option to automatically back up photos to the cloud.
Available in single and Dual SIM variants, Nokia Asha 230 will start rolling out immediately across Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Nokia 220 has 2.4" colour screen, dust- and splash-proof keypad and will be available for sale immediately in single and Dual SIM variants and rolling-out in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
All devices come with Fastlane, a screen which lets people switch between their favorite apps more smoothly. With the purchase of any Nokia X family smartphone in select markets, people will get one month of Skype's Unlimited World Subscription for a limited time, ideal to make international calls to landlines in more than 60 countries and to mobile phones in 8 countries.