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Nokia has launched a range of low-cost phones, including two with dual-SIM capacity, and an innovative phone-charging kit for cyclists. The handset manufacturer, which has a major presence in emerging markets, held the launch in Nairobi on Thursday.
The Nokia Bicycle Charger Kit provides a charger, a dynamo and a holder for securing the handset to the bike's handlebars. Most Nokia phones can be charged using the system, as long as they use the manufacturer's 2mm charging jack.
"Bicycles are the most widespread means of transport in many markets around the world, so this is just one more benefit to be gained from an activity people are already doing," Nokia vice president Alex Lambeek said in a statement. "This is a great solution to a real challenge, whether people will use it due to limited access to electricity or to be more environmentally responsible."
According to Nokia, the charging kit will be available before the end of the year.