New and modern is good, but sometimes all you need is something old that you are familiar with and hence feel comfortable around. The “new and modern” would be of course a smartphone and by “old and familiar” we mean old-school candy-bar phone. Yes, for your information they are still being manufactured. In fact, two of such phones, the Nokia 225 and Nokia 225 Dual-SIM just went official with a promise of basic functionality at cheap price. The phones are expected to hit select markets within three months for a price of 39 euros, which would be about $54 on our side of the pond. No contract required of course.
Nokia 225 old-school candy-bar phone
It appears that Nokia’s colorful design is not exclusive to its Lumia lineup. In additional to traditional black and white color options, the Nokia 225 will be available in bright green, yellow and red hues. Nokia boasts that the device is the slimmest Internet phone released so far, and indeed, a profile of just 10.4 mm is a reason to be proud of for a phone of its class.
The remaining dimensions are 4.88 x 2.19 (124 x 55.5 mm) and the phone weighs 3.59 ounces (100.59 grams). The handset’s compact body can easily slip even into a small pocket, yet it accommodates a pretty large display measuring 2.8 inches diagonally. Actually, the display, which has a QVGA resolution, is the largest Nokia ever used in a feature phone.
The Nokia 225 belongs to Series 30+ phones and comes pre-loaded with compression-enabled Nokia Xpress Browser, Facebook, Twitter and Bing search. To keep you entertained, the Nokia 225 will ship with five games including Block Breaker 3, Asphalt 6, Assassins Creed 3, The Avengers, and Real Football 2012. The phone also offers Bluetooth 3.0 and SLAM which is an NFC-like file sharing solution. Other features include microSD slot compatible with up to 32 GB cards, 2-megapixel camera with QVGA @ 15fps video capture, music player and FM radio with RDS.
The Nokia 225 offers battery life that most smartphone users can only dream about. The phone’s 1,200 mAh battery is good for up to 21 hours of talk time, up to 49 hours of music playback or 36 days of standby. The dual-SIM Nokia 225 is rated for 27 days.