Nokia 109 announced, brings Internet to the ultra low end

Nokia 109 announced, brings Internet to the ultra low end
The Nokia 109 has just been unveiled and it is an extremely affordable handset running on Nokia’s Series 40 feature phone platform. It comes with the promise to bring the mobile GPRS/EDGE 2G Internet to the most affordable phones out there.

The Nokia 109 will be an important device for Nokia that has now become more of a company known for its affordable devices sold en masse rather than for its high-end smartphones. 2G connectivity allows users on the 109 to use Nokia’s Xpress Browser.

Of course, this device will also last you more than a smartphone - expect to charge it around twice a week rather than everyday. Essentially, it’s a basic feature phone with a 1.8” 128 x 160-pixel display, accepting memory cards of up to 32GB. It has no camera, so it’s strictly calls, Internet and music on the handset. And it does music pretty well with the loudspeaker delivering 103 phons.

The Nokia 109 will arrive in black and cyan this quarter in China, Pacific Asia and Europe. The price is set at the pretty nice $42 with no contract ties.

source: Nokia Conversations

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31 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

not to criticise here but... Is this relevant to 2012 market?

2. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

the world is not filled with US citizens. there is still a market for feature phones. you should travel more.

3. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yes it is the most conman used series in Asian markets and where mobile snatching crimes are high in my country every 3rd person has one or 2 of these series they are life saver

4. wendygarett unregistered

Now I see that :) And yeah I should trvel more lol

5. Pocketboy

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Burned....

9. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

well at least he admits he was wrong, unlike many of the commenters here...

10. AppleHateBoy unregistered

I should probably report this comment. :P

7. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Its for when your Iphone goes out of juice.

16. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

in developing countries like india nokia feature phones are very popular

22. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Especially when you can get good quality rugged devices from Nokia, instead of SamSuck, HTCrap and LGarbage at the price that low. I mean, C'mon they last for years! Not a joke.

27. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

You need to go to africa or middle east !!

6. Pocketboy

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Haha its great Nokia is now entering the low end smartphone markets. They really need to up their game or they are going to end up like blackberry.

11. No_Nonsense unregistered

This is not a smartphone and Nokia has been in the low end market since, forever. And about RIM, they are still alive irrespective of their losses.

21. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

True bro.. +1

24. Pocketboy

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Who the f**k said i was referring only to this phone?

25. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Your previous comment didn't make any sense, and this also doesn't. You need to calm down, bro.

8. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

My dream mobile ..

12. oo7Bond

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

i like it...i will buy one..they r life saver :D

20. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

i thought that 007 Bond used Xperia T :D

13. raphz

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

best phone ever :)

14. angelesmec unregistered

It doubles as an "ice scraper" the traditional tool used to crush ice in "halo-halo"

15. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

A classic nokia phone with lumia like colour band, I like what they did here.

17. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Now why would i buy another featurephone, my 1998 5110 and my 2000 3110 still work perfectly well :D

18. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I should get one, in case something happens to my smartphone.

19. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Looks like a good younger kid phone, and as a backup in a household with multiple phones.

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Or a simple light phone with no moving parts for elderly folk

31. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

in my office normally guys got android high tech paired with ones of these for excesive sms traffic lol they still prefer this one for typing over smartphone which is totally logical

26. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Doesn't even have a fully fledged html browser, it's more like opera mini running on a dumb phone

28. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

It's still better than those berries

29. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

Lol at #20 :D

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