Nokia announces the 'colourful, durable and affordable' 105 phone

Nokia has announced the 105 mobile phone, aimed at people with financial restraints who are looking to buy their first mobile device or for those who want a second phone for emergencies or sports.

The Nokia 105 will retail at €15, making it the most affordable mobile phone in Nokia's current range of devices and will be available in cyan and black. Nokia says the device is both durable and long-lasting, and features a 1.45" 65k colour TFT display, phone calling, SMS, FM radio, and a flashlight. Spec wise the device is Dual band, EGSM 900/1800, has 8MB ROM, a 2.0 mm Charger Connector, 3.5 mm AV connector battery, and comes in at 107 x 44.8 x 14mm and 70g in weight (including the battery). Nokia says the 105 has a standby of up to 35 days and talk time of up to 12.5 hours.

On the announcement Nokia's lead designer Sungwoo Cho said:

The very human curves and the clean, fresh design make it very distinct from our competitors’ devices in this price range, and utterly modern despite a traditional form factor. We’re also extremely happy to be able to offer the Nokia 105 in cyan, as well as black. This is pretty unique at this price point.

The Nokia 105 also comes with pre-loaded with a few games and the Nokia Life service will be available in supported counties.

Product manager Tracy Chen told Nokia Conversations:

Nokia’s experience in optimising phone quality, combined with its global footprint and economies of scale, is a major contributor to being able to work to such a low price. We wanted to be able to offer a bit of fun, an extra surprise that provides a talking point for the owners.

Nokia also says this is the end of an era, with colour screens available at such low prices they are saying goodbye to black-and-white screens.

Source: Nokia Conversations

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