Nokia 230 Dual SIM Price in the Philippines is Php 2,790 : Spotted in SM CyberZone!

I started TechPinas in 2008 and back then, Nokia was still the world's leading handset manufacturer and vendor by a clear mile. I remember during that time, I was writing about the Finnish Giant and its new gadget releases almost once or twice every week. Memories.

That said, I know that many of my longtime readers and followers happen to be big fans of this legendary company. And I'm sure that even with the current dominance of iPhone and Android smartphones, a lot of you guys are still rooting for the Tech Titan that was Nokia.

Anyway, last weekend, while walking at the CyberZone of SM City San Lazaro, I chanced upon this cool and currently-rare feature phone in a store shelf! It was the Nokia 230 Dual SIM! I couldn't believe my eyes!

Nokia 230 Dual SIM

Following the dissolution of Nokia Philippines and Microsoft's take over of the company, sales of basic Nokia handsets plummeted and many of the Finnish brand's local retailers stopped carrying the devices in favor of cheaper Android smartphones. So I found it really surprising to see new Nokia releases courtesy of Microsoft being offered to the public.

Nokia 230 Dual SIM

For hardcore Nokia fans or regular Pinoy consumers who believe that 'Nokia phones are an investment because they last forever', Nokia 230 Dual SIM currently sells for Php 2,790. I know, it's not particularly cheap but then, it's a Nokia and it's quite rare. (But if you're good at bargaining, maybe you can get it for a bit less.)

For that amount, you get a pocket-friendly aluminum-clad feature phone that flaunts a 2.8-inch 240 x 320 pixels TFT display, 2 MegaPixel main camera with LED flash, another 2 MP front cam also with soft LED flash for selfies - one of its distinguishing features, a VGA video recorder, and a 1,200 mAh battery pack delivering up to a whopping 22 days of Standby and a whole day of Talk Time. Of course, long battery life is one of the legendary selling points of Nokia handsets even back in the day!

Frankly, I'm tempted to purchase a unit if only to include it in my gadget collection.

Games and Gadgets SM CyberZone
I saw this phone model at Games and Gadgets store! Kudos to them for not letting go of Nokia through all these years! That's unquestionable brand loyalty and true faith!

Ah, writing this post makes me feel nostalgic. I remember the times when I traveled the world with the amazing Team Nokia PH -- filled with very smart and very talented individuals. Aww. How can I not love Nokia? The Finnish Giant gave me my very first trip abroad and - more importantly - trusted me even when I was but a budding, inexperienced tech blogger. And that's something that I will never forget.