Budget-friendly Nokia 5233, Nokia 2690, Nokia 1616 get Announced

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Boosting their product line-up for 2010, Nokia has just announced three new budget-friendly phones for the Philippine market – the Nokia 5233, Nokia 2690 and Nokia 1616.

The Nokia 5233 is one of their more, if not most, affordable touchscreen phone to date retailing with an SRP of just Php6,990.00. It packs a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth connectivity, 3.5mm Nokia AV connector, and 70MB internal memory expandable up to 16GB via microSD card.

The Nokia 2690, for its part, is the company’s most affordable camera phone retailing for just Php3,850.00. It sports an FM radio, GPRS data connectivity as well as Bluetooth.

For those who want a colored display but are working on a really tight budget, the Nokia 1616 is the mobile phone for you. It’s selling for just Php1,720 making it the cheapest Nokia colored phone in the market that also comes with an FM radio. All three phones are now available at all Nokia stores nationwide.

Nokia’s practical choices

When it comes to spending for technology, the wise spender should go for brands that have long been trusted for their products, have at least a year-long product warranty and nationwide after-sales support.

Enter the Nokia 5233 – our most affordable touchscreen device to-date, the Nokia 2690 – our most affordable camera phone with a memory card slot and the Nokia 1616 – our most affordable color display phone with FM radio.

Nokia 5233: Tap for fun

Nokia’s latest chart topper delivers total music and a great entertainment experience at a very affordable price. Enjoy up to 33 hours of music playback with 70MB of internal memory, and add more songs with its expandable memory (up to 16GB). Just plug in your earphones to its 3.5mm AV connector and you’re set! Organizing your tunes is also fast, easy, and simple with the Nokia Music for PC application.

The fun doesn’t stop with music. The Nokia 5233 features a 3.2” full touchscreen, which means a bigger and clearer view of vibrant videos, photos, and games. It has various input options from full screen handwriting with your finger or stylus, virtual QWERTY, and a traditional styled keypad. And unlike other touchscreen phones, the Nokia 5233 has a one tap/ two tap function for better accuracy and precision.

The Nokia 5233 also lets you access the different offerings of the Ovi Store based on your interests — games, wallpapers, themes, and so much more. Capture the moment with the 2mp camera and share your passions on the go via integrated online communities such as Facebook, MySpace or YouTube. Use the Contacts Bar to keep track of up to 20 of your closest friends and see the history of your communication (IM, email, SMS, phone) and the media they share with you on the homescreen. The Media Bar provides instant access to your favourite media and applications from music, photos, or Ovi Share.

Nokia 2690 and Nokia 1616: Best buys

Nowadays, everyone wants to be ready to capture the moment. If your phone has a camera, then that means one less gadget to take around. The Nokia 2690 is our most affordable camera phone with a memory card slot that can support up to 8GB microSD cards. With that kind of memory, you can take photos and videos which you can later share with your friends via email or MMS. It also has a music player, FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and GPRS internet access.

For those with simpler preferences, the Nokia 1616 is our most affordable color display phone with FM radio (earphones sold separately). Other practical features include big keys for easier texting, flashlight, speaking clock with alarm, anti-scratch covers and dust-resistant keypad.

The suggested retail price (SRP) of the Nokia 5233 is P6,990 and is available only in black. The Nokia 2690 has an SRP of P3,850 and is available in graphite, white and pink. The Nokia 1616 has an SRP of P1,720 and comes in grey, blue, black, and dark red.

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