Nokia have announced two new feature phones, the 207 and 208, both with HSDPA + (3.5G) connectivity and splash proof polycarbonate design. They are scheduled to go on sale in this (3rd) quarter of 2013.
While both phones have identical designs there are some differences. The 208 has a 1.3MP camera with voice guidance to help you line up a “selfie”. The 208 also has a dual sim version. The 207 has been described as ideal “for people who work in places that ban camera phones on security grounds” as it comes without a camera, but packs a battery with a stand by time of “more than a month”.
The candy bar design is similar to the Nokia Lumia 520 with a removable shell which cups the screen. Both the 207 and 208 come in red, cyan, white and black.
These feature phones surprisingly come with Mail For Exchange support and Internet Connection Sharing, so you can sync your calendar and contacts, as well as using it as a Modem for other WiFi only devices.
This may not be everybody’s idea of the perfect phone, but at an unsubsidised price of US$68 before tax it could make a very useful second phone.
Here are the specs:
Networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 850 or 900/1900 or 2100*
Size/ Weight: 114.2 x 50.9 x 12.8mm / 89.63g (Nokia 207); 90.59g (Nokia 208)
Display: 2.4” QVGA
Camera:1.3 MP (Nokia 208)
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0 with Slam sharing, micro USB, 3.5mm AV connector, AHJ headphone support, Easy Swap Dual SIM (Nokia 208 Dual SIM)
Memory: Up to 256 MB flash; SD card support up to 32GB