Affordability is subjective, but Nokia has done its best to take all argument out of the matter with its latest uber-low cost handset, the Nokia 105.
It's definitely not a smartphone, and is devoid of most features even your average feature phone boasts as standard these days. That's because its price is just €15.
That's just the other side of a tenner to you and me, and while yes, that's before taxes and subsidies (as per usual with Nokia), we're still not going to complain considering you'll spend that much on an utterly forgettable evening at your local pub. In fact, you'll need to spend more than that for it to be forgettable.
The Nokia 105 is the company's “most affordable” mobile phone to date, and its list of features amounts to a colour screen, FM radio, multiple alarm clocks, a speaking clock (now how many top smartphones give you that?), a flashlight and a dust and splash-proof keypad.
Standby time extends as far as 35 days, an important consideration in places where electricity is far from a given, and needless to say the Nokia 105 is pitched at absolute first-timers in the mobile arena.
It's set to be released before the end of Q1, and will be making its way to the likes of China, India, Russia and various other developing markets in Africa, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and beyond.
If you're feeling more flush, the Nokia 301 is also new, and comes with 3.5G capability and Nokia's data-friendly Xpress Browser. It even offers video streaming capabilities and camera features Nokia says have been “inspired by the digital camera lenses on the Nokia Lumia smartphones”.
The Nokia 301 will be landing in 120 countries starting in Q2, and has been priced at a pre-tax €65.