Nokia 3711 Phone Comes to T-Mobile for $69.99

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-11-05 Print this article Print

The Nokia 3711 is a new budget-friendly option for the holiday season. It arrived Nov. 5 on the T-Mobile network for $69.99 and supports Web browsing, e-mail, IM and SMS and includes GPS, Bluetooth, a media player and a camera.

The Motorola Droid or Samsung Moment not within the bounds of your holiday recession budget? Nokia has a more modest but wallet-friendly alternative: On Nov. 5, the Finnish not-just-a-phone-maker announced that its 3711 feature phone is now available on the T-Mobile network for $69.99 with a two-year contract

The clamshell-style phone features a hidden-until-lit 1.36-inch external display, as well as a 2.2-inch QVGA primary display when opened. Users can browser the Web via a dedicated T-Mobile web2go key, and there's support for e-mail, instant messaging and SMS and MMS.

The 3711 includes a 2-megapixel camera with video capture, photo editing, a gallery application and photo sharing direct to MMS, e-mail and Nokia's Ovi Share. There's also a media player, Stereo Bluetooth, stereo FM radio, a 2.5mm audio connector, voice recording and voice dialing. Plus, there's integrated A-GPS and a Nokia Maps application.

The 3711 operates on quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and WCDMA 900/1700 and 2100/1700 frequencies, offers TCP/IP support and can act as a modem for another device.

The 3711 measures 3.5 by 1.85 by 0.6 inches, weighs 3.3 inches and has overall rounded edges to make it feel nice in a user's hand.

While the smartphone market - and particularly the touchscreen smartphone market - continue to show strong growth, Juniper Research reports that the low-cost handset market is also thriving, encouraged by emerging markets.

In an August report, analyst Andrew Kitson predicted that "low-cost handset shipments will number more than 700 million in 2014, up by 31 percent from levels seen in 2008, albeit slightly down from a peak of 716 million in 2010, as some users begin to upgrade to costlier devices." 

The 3711 runs the Series 40 operating system and comes with several "green" credentials: 60 percent of its packing materials are recycled and 80 percent of the device is recyclable.

Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.

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