Yesterday Nokia announced in Moscow an elegant mobile phone – the 515 . Yes – it’s a mobile phone, not smartphone. Nokia 515 is a classic “featurephone ” which shows that the huge display and operating system aren’t a necessity to make a great phone. The 515 is made of quality materials – one piece of aluminum and Gorilla Glass 2 cover, and the keyboard has a special coating of polycarbonate resin. The dimensions of the handset are 114 x 48 x 11 mm at a weight of 101 grams .
The phone has a 2.4 -inch VGA LCD display with 262k colors, and 256MB of internal memory with support for up to 32GB via microSD card. With support for 3.5G HDSPA Internet the 515 is not lagging behind in terms of connectivity – you can use it as a USB modem, to send emails and manage your calendar with Mail for Exchange, browse with Nokia Xpress Browser and its technology for on-the-fly data compression, and of course, to participate in the tumult of Facebook, Twitter and Nimbuzz. The icing on the cake is the technology Easy Swap, which allows quick replacement of the SIM-card without rebooting the phone .
Scratch that, this is the icing on the cake – the phone lasts 38 days on standby!
Alas , the price of 115 euro seems a little airy for something that would be cream of the crop in 2005 or whatever. But for those of you who are not so fascinated by smartphones due to their large size and short battery life, the 515 looks like a perfect alternative .Source: Nokia