The new Nokia XpressMusic phone was certified by the 3C as launch nears

12 March 2020
The phone was confirmed to be a 2G-only device, which suggests it will target emerging markets.

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Qwerty2020, 13 Mar 2020Why the hell u think "3G... would... make it more future proof",... moreBecause there are still 2G networks, and it will take years before 3G networks will be phased out. That is why the hell it makes it more future proof. I don't think they will release more versions of this phone like they did with the awesome 3310. Thet also didn't with the last couple of cheap feature phones which only have 2G as well.
Here's a link with past 2G networks, not even a fraction of what is still active: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2G
Let alone 3G.

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Aadrian, 12 Mar 20203G fitted in this phone would have make it more future proof, if... moreWhy the hell u think "3G... would... make it more future proof", when 3G networks (especially the UMTS one) are beginning to being phase out by many carriers in the whole world...

My guess is ... HMD will release 3 versions of this junk, like the 'new' 3310 was.
2G for starters, just for the sake of testing the water & their portfolio,
few months later (my bet around 2-3 months), they would release the 3G ones, while teasing SHEEPS about the possibility of the 4G versions, with KaiOS to make it 'worth to buy'.

HMD is truly the 'old' Nokia, they make cheap junk & sell it at premium price.
when they do make decent goods, they tend to limit incorporating the tech.

Just look at their Communicator; when Windows mobile phone & PDA at that time already supported VGA (480 x 640p), they keep using their 'weird' resolution (176 x 208p, 640 x 200p, and lastly the most renown 'nHD' 360 x 640p).

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Qwerty2020, 13 Mar 2020Just tell me one thing, dude ... How the hell are "elderly me... moreMost modern 4G towers can also send 2G signal without any problem.

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Djnady99, 13 Mar 2020old design, high price, will be launched with 2g support where t... moreIf you think 5G becomes normal before 2025 you will be surprised.

Also, what would phone like this need 5G for? You make calls and send texts.

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Kindness, 13 Mar 2020That't just fine, I think this will be good for elderly members ... moreJust tell me one thing, dude ...

How the hell are "elderly members of the society" will get "BENEFIT" when almost all carriers in this EARTH have shut down (or going to in the near future) 2G network?

Don't tell me, they are going to use VoIP / VoLTE?
Suddenly becoming adept at using RMS, since SMS are going down too?
Or wait, are they will go as high-tech as using Google Assistant to make calls & sending messages without CARRIERS' service?

WOW... LOL

old design, high price, will be launched with 2g support where the world is ready with 5g support internet service, etc etc...

i sometime wonders what if this phone had night mode :P xD #crazy-imagination :')

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Kindness, 13 Mar 2020That't just fine, I think this will be good for elderly members ... moreAdept? Lol, beautiful way to tell that is a crap phone for people that ignore what they are buying, profiting their rented brand and a the traditional old look. Even old people learn how to use the new technology and take profit of it.

Even my mother that don't have a clue of technology wanted a phone with big display to read properly all the messages, etc, with his old eyes. And wanted a phone with a camera that take, at least, enough good photos without have to spend a lot. I bought her a Redmi Note 7 and very happy. Imagine the face of someone buying this phone and watch after take a photo out of optimal conditions or at night that he only can watch noise and blurred things. lol

  • Anonymous

2G-only is absolutely untenable for a new phone, regardless of cost. Literally, my 2730 Classic from 11 years ago has 3G.

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Blutbad-fuchsbau, 12 Mar 2020This phone is DOA. HMD thinks they can bring some classic phones... moreThat't just fine, I think this will be good for elderly members of the society who will benefit from this handset. Not every one is a genius like you my dear sir. I'm just a nobody but I do understand that we still need to consider people who are not adept with the ever changing technology.

Thank you.

#kindness

This phone is DOA. HMD thinks they can bring some classic phones, but maybe a few 100 people will buy it. 2G? Who needs that now?

Reliance Jio is a 4G only operator, and Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, and BSNL are shutting off 3G all over India. That'll be useless too.

I guess you can't cure stupid.

  • Persian

nice, hope Samsung will back to produce feature phones

  • Anonymous

CS, 12 Mar 2020I am still waiting for their 800 Active to be launched in India.Same

3G fitted in this phone would have make it more future proof, if only for the fact that if carriers decide to shut down 2G networks, you're stuck.

  • AnonD-914443

I want again Nokia N8 with 1/1.2 inches camera sensor and Xenon flash

  • Fitbri

a modern feature phone backed with top line specs would be great, something oozing a bit of character but beefed up be awesome. a remodelled curved 6726 was one of best little beasts

  • Fitbri

actually if it was a 3g, it would be a perfect gym tunes phone

  • HoHaHaHo

Man I wish my old Nokia 808 is updated with Android 10..

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Anna, 12 Mar 20202G network in 2020! Really? Even if HMD give it FREE with newly ... moreCan give it to me if you don't want, I am looking for unique design Nokia phones for collection

  • Anna

2G network in 2020! Really? Even if HMD give it FREE with newly launched phones, hardly anybody will take it. Forget about $50 price tag. HMD Nokia, please stop wasting your valuable resources on phones which nobody will care.

  • Vendhar

Looks like Nokia 5130. This build looks cheaper though.