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.
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
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
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.