Nokia’s Matrix Phone Gets WhatsappJune 2, 2019
As you are aware, this Nokia 8110 phone was nicknamed as the Matrix phone as Neo (Keanu Reeves) was shown using in The Matrix (1999) movie. The design and unique feature of button press sliding phone was the highlight of the phone.
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, had released the Nokia 8110 phone with 4G last year around October and recently has announced that the phone will also support WhatsApp (the simple, reliable and secure messaging app). The app can be downloaded from the Store.
Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, General Manager – Middle East, HMD Global, said: “We are committed to making technology accessible to all, by providing everyday solutions that help people thrive. Aligned with our belief in providing the best experience, the fans of the Nokia 8110 can now enjoy WhatsApp in our retro classic device. This will allow people to be connected to their loved ones through a device that, like the others in our portfolio, just keeps getting better with time.”
With a familiar and easy to use interface, the Nokia 8110 features intuitive tactile mechanics such as sliding the cover open to pick up calls and sliding it back to end them, as well as a design that allows for an addictive helicopter-style spin on its axis. It comes with the craftsmanship you would expect from a Nokia phone, delivering durability and reliability as standard.
Powered by KaiOS, the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones, and the only lite OS with an app store, Nokia 8110 delivers crystal-clear VoLTE calling and is perfect for anyone who wants an iconic 4G feature phone or a companion device. It also comes equipped with the Store, home to KaiOS-powered apps, rich content and services that enhance user experience. This includes a suite of preloaded Google applications such as the Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Search as well as popular apps like Facebook.
“We’re delighted that WhatsApp is now available on the widely popular 8110, enabling users to easily communicate with friends and family, both near and far,” said Sebastien Codeville, founder and CEO of KaiOS Technologies. “Our mission is to provide affordable digital services to everyone, and this announcement marks a big milestone towards our goal.”
With two vibrant colours to choose from, Traditional Black and Banana Yellow, the Nokia 8110 have everything you loved reloaded, including a revamped Snake game.
The Nokia 8110 4G LTE Dual Sim Mobile Phone is available in the market for AED259 but on the e-commerce websites, you may get a better deal.