• Nokia’s budget handset

    Date:11 September 2013 Tags:,

    Just because you want to access the Internet while on the fly doesn’t mean you have to shell out a small fortune on a fancy handset. Granted, Nokia’s new budget 3.5 G-capable handset may not set the world alight with its brilliance, but, for many of us, its simple, no-nonsense design is a breath of fresh air. Beneath its classic candybar housing you get Nokia’s Xpress Browser, which compresses data to make your time spent online more affordable. Mail for Exchange support lets you stay on top of work e-mails and calendar appointments. And, yes, you’re able to connect with social networking apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. Plug it into your laptop’s USB port and you’ve got a portable modem. It weighs a mere 90 grams (including battery), features a 6 cm QVGA TFT 262k display, and boasts a standby time of up to 33 days and up to 12 hours talk time. Expect to pay less than R1 000. Visit www.nokia.com/za