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Nokia Corp. at the Mobile World Congress unveiled the Nokia 105, its most affordable phone to date, and the Nokia 301, its most affordable cell phone with Internet and email access and camera. The phones will be available in different parts of the world in the second quarter.

The Nokia 105 is an ultra-affordable phone, which will be an ideal device for the first-time phone buyer. The cellphone will feature a bright color screen with clear menus and essentials like FM radio; multiple alarm clocks; speaking clock; a dust and splash-proof, pillowed key pad; and a flashlight. Its durability and up to 35-day battery life also make it ideal for people seeking a back-up device.

 

The Nokia 105 is available in black and cyan for a recommended price of €15 ($19.7). It is planned to start rolling out in Q1 2013  and is expected to be gradually expanded to in China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, Vietnam and other markets in Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

The colorful Nokia 301 delivers elegant design and a bold color palette, with a fast, 3.5G Internet connection and Nokia Xpress Browser preloaded for up to 90% more data efficiency. It is the most affordable Nokia device to offer video streaming and also comes with new smart camera features.

The Nokia 301 is available in cyan, black, magenta, yellow and white for a recommended price of €65 ($85.4). It is planned to start rolling out in Q2 2013 and is expected to be available in more than 120 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Middle East and Latin America.

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Since when is a FM radio essential? And who is gonna learn English on their budget phone? Why is it so hard for manufacturer to resist bloating their products? Put those resources into improving the speaker and microphone instead so that you can use the phone as a good... phone.

On the other hand: at least they didn't put a 1.3MP camera in there! Yay.
0 2 [Posted by: exodeus  | Date: 02/28/13 12:01:37 AM]
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you'd be surprised to hear that many major U.S. cell phones do not include an fm radio, and nokia is one of the few to include them. Why pay $600 for an overpriced iphone when it doesn't even offer ubiquitous radio music, at a cost of zero dollars extra in monthly subscriptions compared to the tens of dollars spent towards internet, which is still a luxury in every country where it's not guaranteed subsidy for basic 1.5mbps like Finland...
1 1 [Posted by: qubit  | Date: 02/28/13 02:51:30 PM]
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That Nokia 105 reminds me of the Dual Sim Nokia X1 I bought a couple of while ago. 3 weeks battery life and active dual networks is everything I need from a PHONE not a toy.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 02/28/13 11:13:58 PM]
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Nice, my father will appreciate that, since smartphones are very hard for him.

I could keep it in mind as well if I go for a second number as I plan.

I have my Galaxy S1 to play and a nokia 105 for... well you know making calls, will be great.
0 0 [Posted by: nitro912gr  | Date: 03/01/13 07:32:20 AM]
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