It looks like Nokia hasn't forgotten the low-end phones, despite being a little preoccupied. Which is a good thing for all those families looking for a new, simple phone for cheap. While there's nothing wrong with a simple flip-phone, this thing looks a bit dated, and also resembles a few of the late Motorola W-series models. But, we're sure that doesn't matter to the general consensus. After all, it's a phone, it functions perfectly well enough. Who needs more?
The Mural is a 3G-enabled device, so that's something. And just like everyone else, Nokia is touting the phone's social media abilities, including multimedia messages (MMS). There's a built-in IM client, and the Mural will even provide an email portal. The inside screen is a 2.2-inch QVGA, there's a 2-megapixel camera on back, and the phone's memory can be expanded to 16GB. Nokia is boasting four hours of talk time. And, just in case you like listening to music but don't want to open the device up, there's some nice music playback keys right on the front.
Whether you think carrier-branded software is a good thing or bad thing, could probably sway your decision on this one. There's a plethora of AT&T's services on the Mural, like AT&T Mobile Music, AT&T Navigator, and AT&T Video Share. The Mural will be available on and after September 6 at select retail stores, as well as AT&T's website. It will be going for $49.99 after a $50 main-in rebate, and a new, two-year contract. So, are you biting at the chomp for this one yet?