Nokia announces cheap music phone

Music features come before fast Internet access on the X2

Nokia has unveiled the X2, a music phone that will cost €85 (US$110) before taxes and subsidies.

Users will be able to listen to music via two speakers, wireless headphones using Bluetooth 2.1 or a 3.5mm headphone jack, the company said Thursday. Songs are stored on a MicroSD card. The phone also has dedicated music keys and an FM radio with a built-in antenna.

The X2 will also be bundled with Nokia's music service Comes with Music and Nokia Music Store, in some markets, according to a data sheet from Nokia.

The X2 is a Series 40-based candy-bar phone that comes with a 2.2-inch screen and a 5-megapixel camera. Users will be able to access Facebook from the homescreen, send e-mails using Nokia's Messaging client and surf the Web with Opera's Mini browser. However, accessing the Internet will be slowed down by the lack of support for 3G or Wi-Fi. Instead, users will have to make do with GPRS (General Packet Radio Services).

The phone will start shipping before the end of June, according to a blog post. Nokia isn't elaborating where the X2 will become available, but the phone was announced in India.

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