Nokia has just debuted 5 new affordable handsets in Indonesia, the Nokia 1280, Nokia 1616, Nokia 1800, Nokia 2220 slide and Nokia 2690 models, plus the Nokia Life Tools service. The latter is a tool that allows consumers in small towns and rural areas to get life improvement services on their handsets.
Nokia Life Tools will launch in Indonesia in early December 2009 and you have to know that the service is supported by all five new phones. Life Tools is already available in India, where it proved to be a success, so Indonesia will also allow its public to take advantage of the useful service.
Nokia 1280; Nokia 1616; Nokia 1800
Moving on to the new phones, we learn that Nokia 1280 (pictured above) is priced at EUR 20, while Nokia 1616 (pictured below) will set you back 24 EUR and Nokia 1800 (pictured below) costs about 26 EUR, before taxes and subsidies. These 3 handsets support FM radio, come with a prepaid tracker, flashlight, an anti-scratch cover and a dust-resistant keymat.
Also, these models come with a pretty neat battery life, since they’re able to function for 22 days, in standby mode, an useful feat for poor areas on the globe, where electricity is limited.
Nokia 2220 slide; Nokia 2690
Nokia 2220 is priced at 45 EUR, while Nokia 2690 will cost 54 EUR and also bring email among the specifications of the new handsets. Ovi Mail is providing this feat and you’ll even be able to send/received emails, without using a PC.
These two handsets also come with FM radio, VGA cameras, GPRS, MMS, Bluetooth and a standby time of 20 days for Nokia 2220 slide (pictured below), or 13 days for Nokia 2690 (pictured above). Nokia Life Tools will include an Agriculture service, available for Java and Sumatra, at first, followed by Education and Entertainment services, available all over Indonesia.
The Agriculture service will provide info regarding crops, livestock, horticulture and fisheries, plus data about weather and prices.