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Nokia 108, at $29, is an ultra-affordable cameraphone

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Nokia 108, at $29, is an ultra-affordable cameraphone
Earlier today, Nokia announced the introduction of the 108, the company's first ultra-affordable cameraphone.

Slated for a Q4 2013 launch, the Nokia 108 carriers a price tag of just $29 with which the company is, once again, hoping to appeal to those, among others, for whom a mobile phone continues to be a luxury. We say once again, because the Nokia 105 from back in February is very reminiscent of the Nokia 108 in both looks and mission. The main areas where the two differ are the inclusion of a 0.3MP rear shooter, a slightly grown 1.8-inch screen (up from 1.4''), and the addition of Nokia Slam – a new, Bluetooth-based, service which allows you to share photos and such with most Android/WP devices. What's more, the Nokia 108 also comes in a second, dual-SIM flavor, and will also star Nokia's beloved Snake game, a fact that the company's marketing team is trying to ensure will receive publicity.

Both versions of the Nokia 108 come with an FM Radio, an MP3 player and support for microSD card (up to 32GB). Those of you with devices that can't make it through a full day will be glad to hear that the Nokia 108 provides up to a whopping 31 days of standby time, courtesy of its seemingly tiny 950mAh battery.

As mentioned before, the Nokia 108 should land in time for the holidays, and will arrive with the now Nokia-signature palette of bright colors: cyan blue, red and yellow, among with the more traditional black and white.

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posted on 16 Sep 2013, 05:51 19

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Now this is what I call innovation! See Apple? Your iPhone can't even play Sudoku and Snakes! Only Nokia can.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 06:36 1

5. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

I hope Apple "Sue" for making a phone that looks like their iphone 5C.

Hehehehe... This Nokia Phone looks damn good, and sooooo cheap.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 10:44

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

xperiaDROID is limited lolololol.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 05:55 16

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Best affordable phone with so many features. I liked this phone, it's just awesome. Only Nokia can do this.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 06:35 6

4. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

And Durable as well :D

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 08:48 2

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

And premium as well.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 06:34 3

3. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

How can I get one?

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 07:19 4

6. papss (unregistered)

Wow how in the world can they produce at that price? That's simply amazing.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 07:26 1

7. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)

Batery life for 30 days man that is wat a smartphone shud hav :D

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 07:38

8. palmguy (Posts: 657; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


posted on 16 Sep 2013, 07:54

9. TechDork (Posts: 313; Member since: 10 May 2010)

If it had a slide out qwerty, I would consider it. It reminds me of my Nokia TracFone I had in 6th grade..just overhauled. I can't imagine using a standard keypad after been using a full qwerty for so long.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 08:55 3

11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

None of their basic phones are available in the states. Pretty annoying. There are no decent basic phones anywhere in the US no matter your budget. I'd love to get my wife the Nokia 501 or 515. Maybe I can import it...

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 09:12 1

12. guruprasad (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)

The best way nokia could have trolled apple was by naming it NOKIA 108 C ---- cheap n colourful as well !!! :P :P

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 10:09 1

13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Com on Nokia bring these phones back to the u.s.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 10:26 8

14. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Nokia 108, 29$ off contract, can share photos via bluetooth - a worldwide standard data transfer technology.

iPhone 5S, 649$ off contract - cannot.

Nuff said, gentelmen, nuff said.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 10:45

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I see where you're going with this.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 13:01

17. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

why would i share with others, or even receiving fotos from 108 with its 0,3 MP shooters? i (and other 5s users) will stay with airdrop, thank u very much.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 15:35 2

18. ilia1986 (unregistered)

What would happen if you by any chance had a friend who is one of the 98% of the population of this planet who doesn't have an iPhone?

posted on 17 Sep 2013, 05:39

19. Le05K (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

I wish they do one with bigger buttons and number something for my mum to use, then coping same old models in different box. Come on nokia give as pone for elderly.

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