They're not exactly ground breaking in terms of features and
specifications, but the three entry-level devices announced by Nokia
today offer phones geared around social networking a place in emerging markets:
access to e-mail in "three easy steps" via Ovi Mail, the Nokia 2720
offers Bluetooth, Nokia Life Tools (in "select markets"), MP3 ringtones, and an FM tuner. It will hit markets
in Q3 2009 for 55€ ($74 USD).
Offered as the cheapest 3G
device in Nokia's current lineup, the Nokia 2730 classic sports a 2-inch QVGA
display and offers a 2 megapixel camera, FM tuner, Ovi Mail, and
Bluetooth. It will also launch in Q3 2009 for 55€ ($74 USD).
Like the Nokia 7205 in the United States, the Nokia 7020 offers a monochrome external display, 2.2-inch internal color display, microSD card slot with support for up to 16GB cards, 2 megapixel camera, FM tuner, and MP3 playback. Out of the three, the 7020 focuses the most on social networking, with the Ovi Store, Nokia Messaging, Opera Mini, Nokia Maps, Nokia Life Tools, Ovi Share, Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube all coming preloaded on the device in some form. Expect the device to launch for 90€ ($121 USD) in Q4 2009.