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Facebook, Twitter, Games on New Nokia Phones

Nokia has today unveiled two new mobile phone models – Nokia 110 and Nokia 112 – to target young, urban consumers who want to have online experience on their mobile phones.

Both devices can be used for communications across Facebook, Twitter and social media networks. The internet experience is also smooth thanks to the Nokia Browser, says the company.

According to Nokia, its technology allows users to consume less data by up to 90%, by compressing websites in the cloud. Both devices offer direct access to Facebook and Twitter from their home screens.

The Nokia 112 also features preloaded eBuddy instant messaging service right out of the box, so users can use popular chat services to keep conversations going 24/7.

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In common with other Nokia mobile phones, consumers can choose from thousands of apps to download on the Nokia Store. With the upgraded camera, they can now customize their contacts with pictures, and share them with friends via social networks and Bluetooth.

“The new Nokia 110 and Nokia 112 devices combine browsing, social media, apps, entertainment and long battery life to create a great package for young, urban consumers who want to do it all,” said Mary T. McDowell, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia.

In the coming months, the Nokia 110 and Nokia 112 will bring free 40 key EA Games, valued at EUR 75 if bought separately, including well known titles like Tetris, Bejeweled, Need for Speed The Run, Monopoly Here & Now, and SimCity Deluxe.

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Consumers will be able to access the content by clicking on the Games Gift EA icon on their home screen which will take them to the Nokia Store to download the games. Once they have accessed the offering, they will have 60 days to download the games of their choice, keeping the games forever.

Announced today, May 15, the Nokia 110 and Nokia 112 are both Dual SIM phones, featuring Nokia’s Easy Swap technology. This enables users to switch between SIMs quickly without having to remove their battery or turn off their phone. The Easy Swap technology can personalize and remember up to five different SIM cards, giving consumers full control over their costs.

The Nokia 110 will also be available as single SIM versions – Nokia 111 and Nokia 113, with this last one available in Europe and Eurasia only.

The estimated retail price for Nokia 110 and its single SIM versions is about EUR 35 and they are expected to start shipping in the second quarter of 2012. The estimated retail price for Nokia 112 is about EUR 38, excluding taxes and subsidies, and is expected to start shipping in the third quarter of 2012.

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