Nokia Announces 5 New Low End Models

Expanding the portfolio of its Entry Solutions in Pakistan, Nokia Pakistan has announced the latest additions to its most affordable device range at their launch event: Nokia 2690, Nokia 2220, Nokia 1616, Nokia 1800 and Nokia 1280.

  • Nokia 2690 = Rs. 5000
  • Nokia 2220 Slide = Rs. 5200
  • Nokia 1800 =Rs. 3000
  • Nokia 1616 = Rs. 2500
  • Nokia 1280 = Rs. 1900

Note: These Prices may vary in your local market.

Leading analysts around the world believe that it is emerging markets like Pakistan that will lead the future of mobile communications in coming years. By 2015, 83 percent of the global population will be living in emerging markets. As developing world incomes rise, household spending on mobile phones, and the opportunities they are bringing people, grows faster than spending on energy, water or indeed anything else. So where will the next billion mobile phone subscribers come from? Analysts at Juniper research believe that 80 percent or more of all new mobile phone subscribers per annum will come from emerging markets.

Talking about the significance of Pakistan as an emerging market, Imran Khalid Mahmood, Country General Manger, Nokia Pakistan and Afghanistan said, “Pakistan is a market with a growing telecom sector that provides us with many new avenues to bring more affordable and valuable solutions to this market. Most of us take the convenience of using a mobile phone for granted, but for billions of people, mobile devices and services can transform their lives. Many people in emerging markets are using the mobile in more powerful ways than those in the developed world. Their first ever internet experience will be on their mobile phone and services like mobile email are seeing some of their highest adoption rates in developing countries. Nokia doesn’t apply one size fits all strategy to all emerging markets; rather we study the consumer patterns in each market to bring out the most relevant solutions to the market. Making more possible for Pakistani masses, we are now introducing the most affordable Nokia devices to date that offer a great value for money.”

Sharing the details of new entry mobile phones launched, Haseeb Ihtisham, Marketing Manager, Nokia Pakistan and Afghanistan said, “Nokia offers to Pakistani market the widest product portfolio to choose from at all price points. The launch of these new entry devices today, Nokia 2690, Nokia 2220, Nokia 1616, Nokia 1800 and Nokia 1280 adds to the growing entry mobilephone range offered by Nokia. The relevant features packed in these affordable phones are flashlights, calendars, durable keypads and long battery life. Nokia has combined these standard features and add-ons like pleasant form factor to bring to Pakistani consumers a perfect low-cost package.”

The new Nokia entry phones announced today the Nokia 1280, the Nokia 1616 and Nokia 1800 are priced very competitively; with the Nokia 1280 being the lowest cost mobile phone to date. All of these phones are specifically designed for people in non-urban areas who require an affordable, reliable device with practical features like a flashlight, speaking clock, FM radio, dust-resistant keypads and multiple phonebooks. While at a slightly higher price point, Nokia 2690 has added features such as VGA camera, memory card support, MMS and Bluetooth and Nokia 2220 is a slide phone with GPRS, VGA Camera, Prepaid Tracker, MMS and Nokia Xpress audio messaging.

Mobiles will change the world, more quickly, more deeply and more profoundly than any other innovation. Countries traditionally described as ‘emerging’ now represent half of the world’s economy. Businesses and consumers should look to these markets for insights and inspiration into the opportunities which mobile technology can provide. The chance to make a difference to people’s lives is huge and many of these emerging markets are leading the charge for innovation.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Hmmmm.. 2220 is stylish set but it dont have Memory card & bluetooth. While I prefer 2690 on 2220 because 2690 have bluetooth & 8GB supported Card slot.
    one more thing in karachi 2690 not available less than Rs5600. Plz recheck market prices in Other cities.
    Regards

    • DIFFERENCES
      1) 1800 is White Screen, 1616 is Coloured Screen
      2) 1800 doesn’t include headphones, 1616 includes headphones
      3) 1800 gives a cheaper look, 1616 gives a comparatively expensive look..
      :)

  • Well….. Nokia 1616 is simply the best cell phone as I recently bought one at a price of Rs. 2350 from Serena Mobile Market Karachi. But it would have been better if they had included the hands free as well in thae package, which I had to purchase seperately.

    Well done Nokia!

  • * Nokia 2690 = Rs. 5000
    * Nokia 2220 Slide = Rs. 5200
    * Nokia 1800 =Rs. 3000
    * Nokia 1616 = Rs. 2500
    * Nokia 1280 = Rs. 1900
    is error on price

  • :'(
    …… I was looking forward to buy NOKIA 2690
    but, unfortunately its Price is Rs.5800 :'(
    Mayn,this one is a must buy, i mean it can support upt to 8GB memory card, now thats a DEAL !!!!
    .
    and the other one, the NOKIA 2220 SLIDE is also available @ Rs.5000 but no memory card support
    :'(


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