Today at the Nokia Connection event in Singapore, Nokia launched three affordable mobile phones for the mid-range market.

The Nokia 6267, Nokia 3500 classic and Nokia 6121 classic claim to offer a range of easy-to-use features and are expected to begin shipping in the third quarter 2007.

The Nokia 6267 ("Keeping it simple. Easy-to-access music, videos and photos") is a 3G phone with an enhanced music player and dedicated keys to make listening to music uncomplicated.

If has two cameras, including a 2 megapixel camera with flash and 8x digital zoom.

The "fold" phone also offers a large keypad and high resolution screen, calendar, organiser, and support for up to 4GB of expandable memory to store movie clips, images and music.

The Nokia 6267 has up to 6.5 hours of talk time and up to 12.5 days of standby time. The anticipated retail price of the Nokia 6267 is 240 euros, before taxes and subsidies.

The Nokia 3500 classic ("Affordable mobile technology in a timeless design") is aimed at consumers who are looking for an easy-to-use, "stylish yet affordable" mobile phone.

THe 3500 classic will be available in a range of colours with keymat split line colouring and a metal frame around the phone that offers protection.

The Nokia 3500 classic comes with an FM radio, 2 megapixel camera, instant messaging and space for 2000 phone contacts.

It offers up to 3 hours of talk time and up to 12 days of standby time. The anticipated retail price of the Nokia 3500 classic is 135 euros, before taxes and subsidies.

The Nokia 6121 classic ("A versatile smartphone for 3G technology") supports quadband GSM and WCDMA 900/2100 technology.

It will boast a 2-megapixel camera and 4x digital zoom, flash and panorama mode, plus a second camera in the front for video calling.

The Nokia 6121 classic utilises HSDPA technology providing faster and easier downloads, internet browsing, video streaming and receiving emails with attachments.

The Data Transfer application allows consumers to transfer contacts, calendars, photos, videos and files from their previous Nokia to their new Nokia 6121 classic.

The anticipated retail price of the Nokia 6121 classic is 260 euros, before taxes and subsidies.