updated 07:30 am EST, Mon December 1, 2008
Nokia in a low-key launch today rolled out the 2608. The clamshell targets the budget world but also claims a certain amount of fashion consciousness with a striped outer shell, deliberately angular edges and colors that include fuchsia as well as black and a two-tone black-on-white. It relies on an FM radio for music and touts features such as a built-in flashlight as well as basic support for web browsing and sending business information over SMS.
The phone runs on CDMA networks but is consciously being targeted at the few non-US areas that use the standard; it's unclear whether this includes Canada or or smaller markets. Uncharacteristically, Nokia hasn't provided pricing.