Mumbai: Finnish mobile maker Nokia, has launched two new entry-level mobile phones in a bid to strengthen its portfolio in the segment. The attractively designed Nokia 2600 classic and Nokia 1209 handsets both offer a range of useful features and are ideal for consumers seeking a varying combination of features, design and value.
The Nokia 2600 classic allows consumers to customise their phone with colorful, fully changeable Xpress-on covers and MP3 ring tones. It also has entertainment features, including an integrated FM radio and a VGA camera. Additionally, the Nokia 2600 supports MMS and Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging, for recording and editing messages on the go.
The other new launch, Nokia 1209 offers additional cost management features to make phone sharing easy and convenient. It has the prepaid tracker, a cost-tracking application, multiple phone book that allows as many as five people to store personal contact lists of up to two hundred numbers on a single phone. The Nokia 1209 comes with a one-piece key-mat that offers durability and reliability. A unique feature of the handset is the power saver mode that enables to extend talk time.
According to a recent Nokia survey of consumers in emerging markets, a new trend appears to be emerging: phone sharing. More than 50 per cent of respondents in India, Pakistan and nearly 30 per cent in Vietnam indicate that they share, or would share, their mobile phone with family or friends – a figure which contrasts consumer behaviour in more mature markets.