As expected of an industry-leader, Nokia's got all demographics covered!

Just a day after officially announcing the high-end Nokia N8 for users who don't mind paying a premium if only to get the best and most up-to-date multi-media features on their phone, Nokia ushered in a very affordable X-series model; This time, for consumers who simply like playing music on the go and are not too keen to spend too much money on a cellphone.

With an estimated price tag of €85 (or Php 5,026 with current conversion) before taxes and subsidies, Nokia X2 is a very tough entry-level competitor to beat --


Here's a section of the official X2 press release:

Taking more than a little inspiration from its bigger brothers the Nokia X3 and the Nokia X6, the candybar X2 offers a 2.2-inch QVGA screen and measures in at just 13mm thin and 81g light.

The Nokia X2 also packs dual speakers, dedicated music keys, FM stereo and support for up to 16GB of storage via microSD card make for a nifty mobile music device.

Bluetooth 2.1 is supported for wireless music enjoyment whilst hardcore music fans can opt for the 3.5mm headphone jack. Full speed USB 2.0 makes music transfer quick and easy and music can be managed via the Ovi Player PC client or Windows Media Player 11.

It’s not just a musical maestro, the X2 also offers direct access to Facebook from the homescreen and comes with Nokia Messaging goodness for email and Instant Messaging. Other notable feature include instant access to apps from Ovi Store, a five-megapixel camera (fixed focus) and a video recorder.

Release Date?

Nokia X2 should see a June 2010 international release, which should come as great news for students in the Philippines. New school year, new music phone -- Isn't that great?

Kindly stay tuned for TP update on exact Philippine release date.

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