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Nokia 1200: Key Features

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Nokia 1200 is an entry-level mobile phone. It is beautifully designed to meet the needs of a typical mobile phone user. Here we will highlight some of the key features that make Nokia 1200 a great pick for typical phone users in Nigeria and elsewhere.

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Distribution List

Nokia 1200 enables you to create a distribution list of contacts to send SMS to. For example you can create a distribution list of contacts of your friends, this will enable you send an SMS to all friends in your list inviting them for a party or pass any useful information to all your friends.

This is also a handy tool for secretaries who have to remind members of meetings. All the secretary needs to do is to create a distribution list of all members of the group.

This feature saves you the hassle of having to type the same text many times. To use this feature you must create a distribution list first. You can create as many lists as you want in Nokia 1200.

You may also be interested in the Nokia G20, Nokia G10, Nokia T20, Nokia C10, and Nokia C20.

Multi Phonebooks

Nokia 1200 supports up to five phonebooks. This feature is useful only when multiple users handle the phone. Each user will activate a particular phonebook. To use multi-phonebook in Nokia 1200 the contacts must be saved in the phone memory.

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Multi Phonebook is not supported for contacts stored in your SIM.


Nokia 1200 is equipped with a flashlight. This is handy in moving around (in search of matches) during a power failure.

Warning: Do not use the flashlight provided with Nokia 1200 handset when refuelling or starting your generator, as there is always a risk of explosion in such places.

Also See Nokia Smart Phones.

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Call tracker

Have you been looking for a mobile phone that can empower you to determine how long a call would last? Do you want a handset that enables you set the time limit of a call? Once you enable the ‘Call trackers’ feature in Nokia 1200, you will receive a query before each call requesting for the maximum time a call should last.

Do you have friends that always ask for one minute call but end up making two then the Nokia 1200 is for you.

Fast charging time and long talk time

Charging time for Nokia 1200 is impressive. You can fully charge the battery in less than 45 minutes. This means that your one hour daily ration of power supply is more than enough to keep you talking. Once fully charged it can last up to four days for a typical user. A typical user can use this phone with a single bar of charge for up to two days.

Local Language

Nokia 1200 comes with a user manual written in three major local Nigerian languages of Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba. There is also a manual in English Language.

This mobile phone has menu options in local Nigeria languages as well. So users can perform basic tasks in local languages.

You can also type SMS in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba in addition to English languages. This feature empowers you to type and send SMS in your mother tongue.

To type SMS in the local language using 1200, you must turn on the dictionary option. The dictionary option is predictive texting (T9) functionality.

Other features of Nokia 1200 include:

  • 12 months Nokia Warranty for handset
  • 6 months warranty for included battery and charger
  • Price range: N3,000 – N4,500
  • Calendar type: Gregorian, Hijri or Automatic
  • Loud Speaker
  • Dust resistant keypads
  • Mp3-grade and 32 polyphonic ringtones
  • SMS Chat
  • 20 missed calls list
  • Call history list: 5 per entry
  • Games: Soccer league (great game), Snake Xenzia, Rapid roll
  • Delivery report: Receive SMS confirmation when the person you just sent an SMS receives your text
  • Screened message
  • Message counter
  • Number screening
  • Message Signature
  • Demo: learn how to make call, receive call, send SMS, set alarm and
  • ringtones
  • Composer
  • Key Guard

Nokia 1200 is available at all authorised mobile phone dealer shops throughout Nigeria. The major advantage of buying from an authorized dealer is that you are guaranteed to buy an original product. You also get a one year warranty on any product you buy plus good after sales services. For more information on Nokia dealers, stores, sales outlets and shops in Nigeria, visit our Nokia dealer page. Read How to about Nokia 1200 and Nokia 1208

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Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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