The Nokia X1-00 is designed to allow users in emerging markets to listen to music on their phone, Nokia said in a blog post on Tuesday.
The X1-00 will cost about
Downloading music to the phone directly from the Internet is not an option. The X1-00 is based on the Series 30 operating system, which doesn't include a web browser or any other form of Internet connectivity.
The phone is primarily aimed at emerging markets, where PCs aren't as common as in more mature markets. Without a PC of their own, X1 owners might find it difficult to side-load music onto phone's memory card. One solution would be to go to an Internet cafe to add music to the phone, a Nokia spokesman said.
Phone owners should choose legal options to obtain their music, Nokia said. "There are ample opportunities for people to download music in the proper, legal way -- from our own music service as well as those services offered by others, including operators where DRM-free is available -- before side-loading on to the X1," a spokesman said.
Other features of the phone include a built-in flashlight and up to five separate phone books, which will allow a family or neighbors to share a phone, Nokia said.
The standby battery life is rated at up to 61 days, and the phone can play music for a maximum of 38 hours, according to a Nokia data sheet.
The Nokia X1-00 is scheduled to be available in some markets beginning in April.
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