KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Messaging app WhatsApp is now available on Nokia 8110, according to Finnish mobile phone company HMD Global.
In a statement May 8, HMD Global country manager for Malaysia and Myanmar Vijay Thangavelu said the Nokia 8110 is available at Nokia authorised dealers nationwide or Nokia's Official Store on Lazada at RM299, and that WhatsApp can be downloaded from the Store.
"Millions of people stay in touch with their loved ones through messaging apps like WhatsApp, and we wanted to bring this to fans of our retro classic, the Nokia 8110.
"Now, you can keep up to date on your family and friends' groups, share messages and never miss a moment, all with the style and cool-factor of a true Nokia classic," he said.
HMD Global said 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 a helicopter-style spin on its axis.
"It comes with the craftsmanship you would expect from a Nokia phone, delivering durability and reliability as standard," said Thangavelu.
HMD Global said the Nokia 8110 is powered by KaiOS, the mobile operating system for smart feature phones, and the only lite OS with an app store, and delivers crystal-clear VoLTE calling and is perfect for anyone who wants an iconic 4G feature phone or a companion device.
The firm said the phone comes equipped with the Store, a home to KaiOS-powered apps, rich content and services that enhance user experience.
It said this includes a suite of preloaded Google applications such as Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Search as well as popular apps like Facebook.
Meanwhile, KaiOS Technologies founder and chief executive officer Sebastien Codeville said WhatsApp is now available on the widely popular Nokia 8110, enabling users to easily communicate with friends and family, both near and far.
"Our mission is to provide affordable digital services to everyone, and this announcement marks a big milestone towards our goal," said Codeville.
HMD Global said the Nokia 8110 is available in two colours, Traditional Black and Banana Yellow, and includes a revamped Snake game.