Nokia 105 UK - Nokia might have lost ground in the high-end smartphone market to Samsung and Apple, but it still has a huge share of the featurephone market and the Nokia 105 looks to increase this further.
Announced at MWC the 105's candybar design is unmistakably Nokia, available in black or blue with a dust and splashproof numerical keyboard, four-way controller and 1.45-inch colour screen.
Who remembers playing Snake in the 2000’s? Well the Nokia 105 is equipped with five more games, which we are hoping will be equally addictive. Other features include an FM radio, speaking clock and five alarms, but to keep the price down there's no browser, WiFi, 3G connection or camera.
If you’re fed up with charging your smartphone every night – not to mention trawling through hundreds of features just to make a call – then you’re in luck. Nokia has unveiled a simple £13 mobile phone that can last for 35 days on a single charge. It is aimed at emerging markets where electricity is rare, but could also be sold as a back-up phone.
The Nokia 105, which is set to go on sale within weeks, has a colour screen, built-in torch and an FM radio. It’s now the cheapest phone in the Finnish firm’s range, and was hailed as ‘the ultimate festival phone’ at its launch. A spokesman for Nokia said: ‘The phone was created to offer the essentials – phone calls and SMS – but also some desirable extras.
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. The firm also used the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to launch three other low-cost devices, including a £120 smartphone, the Lumia 520. Experts predict this will be a big year for cheap smartphones, as firms try to attract customers in the developing world.