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Nokia returns to its roots with its 220 candy bar phone (pictures)

With a small screen, an alphanumeric keypad and the simplest features around, the Nokia 220 is a retro wonder. Check out the slideshow for a closer look.

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Like the first Nokias of the 1990s, the 220 will come in a rainbow of colors. It will sell for only €29 ($39, £24).
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The yellow hue in particular is bold and bright. This is not just another black smartphone.
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The main menu has a simple icon-based design. Below the 2.4-inch, 320x240-pixel display is the navigation array and alphanumeric keypad. Points if you remember how to use T9.
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You can use Twitter on the 220.
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It's very slim and light.
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Nokia saturates its plastic with colour, so scratches don't show up as much.
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The 220 has just a 2-megapixel camera.

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