Nokia's $42 Non-Smartphone Still Has Facebook, Twitter [VIDEO]

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If you're looking for a cheap phone but you don't want to give up tweeting and checking Facebook on the go, no need for a fancy iPhone 5 or a Samsung Galaxy SIII, Nokia has got your back.

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The Finnish mobile company is launching the Nokia 109, a cheap non-smartphone with integrated Twitter and Facebook clients. The target of this new phone will be lower-income markets in China, the Asia Pacific region and Europe.

Feature phones like this are still very popular in certain areas of the world. In fact, according to IDC, 264.8 million feature phones were shipped during the past quarter.

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That's why Nokia wants to distinguish its model by adding Internet capabilities to the stripped-down phone which will cost only $42 before taxes or operator subsidies. Apart from the price, the phone will have other perks like a battery life that's almost unheard of in this day and age -- 33 days on standby and 7.5 hours of talk-time.

Even though it's not a smartphone, the 109 will offer users the chance to surf the Internet with a browser, use Twitter and Facebook, and even play games designed by EA and Zynga, among others.

Watch the video above to learn more about this new Nokia phone.

Credit: Mashable composite, photo courtesy of Nokia

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