Nokia is introducing the Nokia 220, which is a more basic cellphone at the 2014 Mobile Word Congress. The idea behind the phone is that even if the phone doesn’t run all the apps or belong to a major platform, it will still be able to provide the basics needed for the web to any mobile user.
Nokia’s vice president of product marketing for phones says that, “It’s a service footprint and cloud footprint play. And if you can offer cloud at those price points, it’s a huge competitive advantage.” The price point for the Nokia 220 is about $40 (29 euros). That is a distinctive difference to today’s smartphone prices. The phone itself will have a web browser as well as a pre-installed icon for Facebook and Twitter.