Nokia launches the frugal five

Following the explosion of invention at its Future Mobiles project, Nokia has engaged the sensible side of its schizophrenic personality and launched

Following the explosion of invention at its Future Mobiles project, Nokia has engaged the sensible side of its schizophrenic personality and launched five budget handsets.

Before you accuse us of woefully bad maths, we know there are only three in the picture – these are the ones that will actually be coming to Europe.

The most interesting is the 6151 (pictured above, left) which is its cheapest 3G mobile yet. It combines the usual browsing and email benefits with an old-school Series 40 interface, and a fairly standard 1.3MP camera and Bluetooth.

There’s also 30MB internal memory – which can be bolstered via the MicroSD slot – an FM radio and just over four hours talk time. It’ll set you back €240 (£165) from this autumn.

Adding a little more style to proceedings is the 6080 (pictured above, centre), which is available in black, silver and gold. The tri-band trouper calls itself a camera-phone but, bizarrely, hasn’t revealed its megapixel count yet.

Aside from its mysterious snapper there’s a Series 40 interface, FM radio, a raft of personalisation options and the main USP, a blinking light to indicate missed calls. It’ll be available from this winter for €180 (£120).

The final suspect (pictured above, right) is the 1110i which appears to have flown in through a wormhole from 1997. It’s for ‘first-time users’ or ‘old people’ and is all about usability and a low price – €45 (£30), from this winter.

For more information on these phones, and the Asia-only 6275i and 2875i, go to Nokia’s global site here.