Nokia has just announced two new CDMA handsets designed for fast-growing regions AKA folks without a lot of cash. The candybar Nokia 1255 and clamshell Nokia 2355 are value priced to be entry-level. The 1255 is 3 ounces, and offers a two-way handsfree speakerphone, voice recorder, a calendar with alarm clock, up to four hours of talk time, and up to 10 days of standby time. Few extra features include games, 20 ringtones, text messaging, a stopwatch and timer, as well as a 250-contact phonebook.

As for the 2355, it has a color screen, has a 128 x 128 pixel 65k color screen, built-in FM radio, an integrated flashlight, and features the ability to download BREW 1.2 or Java MIDP 1.0 content (like ringtones, games, etc.) The 2355 also has the integrated speakerphone, text and multimedia messaging, a WAP 2.0 compliant browser, and supports 16-chord polyphonic ringtones.

No pictures of the phones right now, we'll update the entry as soon as we find them.


Prices should be entry-level though that's unknown now. Availability is first quarter of 2006.

Press Release [Nokia]