MWC 2013: ridiculously cheap Nokia 105 to cost just €15

MWC 2013: ridiculously cheap Nokia 105 to cost just €15Affordability 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.

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satchef1  Feb. 25, 2013 at 18:20

If the 105 launches over here I might get one for my grandparents. My dad got them an Alcatel handset a few years ago and they barely use it, but that might be because it's an utter nightmare to work. Awful, awful phone. This should be much better, and if nothing else at least it will be easier for me to demonstrate how to work it (how to switch the Alcatel on/off and make phone calls needs demonstrating at least once a month).

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 25, 2013 at 18:22

We have a backup Nokia 1110 - It stays charged forever, and remains on standby for 2 months+... Saved my butt more than once when one of the hyped super smartphones was, of course, out of juice when it really counted.

Pondlife  Feb. 25, 2013 at 20:55

Why not get the Nokia 100 they seem pretty similar, though new one has smaller screen. 9.95 on main 4 networks and virgin.

Stelph  Feb. 26, 2013 at 09:21

Does it run angry birds?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 26, 2013 at 10:11

Stelph! They'll port the BB6 version

http://www.popten.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/angrybirds-bb.jpg

Pondlife  Feb. 26, 2013 at 11:09

Nicely simplifies the gameplay without making it any duller

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 26, 2013 at 11:15

I like to think so...
Lewis refuses to review it - the chicken!

Pondlife  Feb. 26, 2013 at 13:45

That's a bit fowl, not like him to duck a review

montyalexander72  Apr. 15, 2013 at 11:05

Nokia 105 is an entry level GSM mobile phone featuring a 1.4 inch TFT colour display screen with 128x128 pixels resolution. It sports a MP3 player, FM radio and a strong battery that provides talktime of upto 12.5 hrs and standby time of 842 hours.
Key features :-
8 MB Mass Memory
800 mAh
Battery
12.5 hrs Talk time
842 hrs Standby time

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