Nokia 6215i launches on Verizon Wireless

Aug 23 2006 - 03:55 PM ET | Nokia, Verizon Wireless

nokia 6215iVerizon Wireless has launched the Nokia 6215i. Despite the Nokia branding, the 6215i is actually made by Pantech and originally went by the moniker PN-315. Nokia's CDMA strategy has been up in the air after Nokia called off a proposed partnership with Sanyo. Nokia has a contract with Pantech to brand two handsets, the 6215i and the 6315i. Nokia's new CEO is committed to succeeding in the US market, but without a serious CDMA play the company can't reach half of the country.

Features of the Nokia 6215i are fairly basic:

  • VGA camera
  • Speakerphone
  • Voice-activated dialing

Verizon Wireless is selling the 6215i for $49.99 with a 2-year service contract ($99 with a 1-year contract).