One of Nokia’s big goals recently was to reach “the next billion and beyond” and Nokia took a HUGE step in that direction with the amazingly affordable Nokia 105 which will set you back only €15! Not only does this device give affordability a whole new meaning but it has many more features than you would expect from a device that cost that much. First it has a color display which doesn’t sound like much but if you have seen phones in this price range before this is a first. Next it’s got an FM Radio built in! The people who are buying this phone are limited on entertainment and this FM radio may just be the center of their whole families entertainment.
Naturally it also has a flashlight on the top since electricity may be scarce where these phone are used that is a huge plus. Speaking of lack of electric there is no need to worry about that with the Nokia 105 it has an amazing 35 days standby time!
- System: Dual band, EGSM 900/1800
- Size/weight: 107 x 44.8 x 14.3 mm; 70 g (including battery)
- Display: 1.45” 65k Colour TFT Display
- Memory: 8MB ROM
- Connectivity: 2.0 mm Charger Connector, 3.5 mm AV Connector
- Battery: standby time: up to 35 days; talk time: up to 12.5 hours
- *headset required.
While this device may not be for you it will be a lifeline and so much more to the it’s target audience. This is not a device Nokia will make a ton of money of on but I don’t think that is really why you release such a device. I think it’s more about filling a basic need for people at a price they can afford.