Nokia has announced the launch of five new mobile phones designed for consumers in emerging markets.
 
The Nokia 1280, Nokia 1616, Nokia 1800, Nokia 2220 slide and Nokia 2690 - support Nokia Life Tools and boast ease of use and affordability.
 
Priced at 20, 24 and 26 euros the Nokia 1280, Nokia 1616 and Nokia 1800 offer an FM radio, a torch, an anti-scratch cover and a dust-resistant keymat.

The long battery life, with up to 22 days of standby time, is described as "vital" for people in areas where access to electricity is limited.

The Nokia 2220 slide and the Nokia 2690, at 45 and 54 euros, also support Ovi Mail with accounts that be can be created on the device for PC-free emailing.

Other device features include FM radio, VGA camera, GPRS and MMS support, phone books for up to 1000 contacts, and Bluetooth.
 
The new phones are due to be available in Indonesia this year and next, along with Nokia's Life Tools service, providing agricultural, educational and entertainment info and services.