The two new handsets will debut during the first quarter of 2015 in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe, with a $29 price tag before taxes and subsidies.
Microsoft offered more details on the Nokia 215 and Nokia 215 Dual SIM in its blog post:
Nokia 215 has preinstalled Facebook and Messenger with instant notifications, so you’ll never miss out on the latest from your friends. Check your friends’ News Feeds, update your status and keep in touch with those long-distance relatives.
Prefer your social updates in bite-sized chunks? Tune into Twitter, also easily accessible on this entry-level phone.
Browsing the Web is super-easy, thanks to the Opera Mini browser and Bing search. And don’t take a chance on the weather. Get the latest weather conditions using MSN Weather and see accurate hourly or five-day weather forecasts, wherever you are.
With Nokia 215, you can also now connect in new ways by pairing your device with a Bluetooth headset or speaker.
Sharing content is simple with SLAM technology. Simply bring two SLAM-enabled devices together to send or receive files.
Readers: Will the inclusion of Facebook and Messenger in the two new handsets from Nokia and other low-cost devices help push its mission of connecting the world?