Nokia phones live on: Microsoft intros a new Nokia 105

Nokia phones live on: Microsoft intros a new Nokia 105
Remember the Nokia 105 from early 2013? The ultra-cheap, ultra-basic phone is being refreshed by Microsoft, which today announced a new version of it.

The new handset is also called Nokia 105, and doesn't differ too much from the model that's now over 2 years old. It has a Series 30+ UI, and sports a 1.45-inch color display with 128 x 128 pixels. The phone comes with enhanced call clarity and "audio that’s 20% louder", while offering an extended phonebook capacity of up to 2000 contacts. There's also a torchlight, a microUSB charging connector, and an 800 mAh removable battery that can provide a talk-time of up to 15 hours, or a stand-by time of up to 35 days. Moreover, the 105 comes with two pre-installed games: Snake Xenzia and Bubble Bash 2.

Obviously, the Nokia 105 is aimed at first time phone users, or at customers who need a durable, "reliable back-up phone for travel and fun." The Nokia 105 will be available around the world starting this month, in black, white, and cyan. It has a single SIM, and a dual SIM variant, both of which will be sold for around $20 before taxes and subsidies. So, any buyers around here?


source: Lumia Conversations

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15 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

Great for people owning businesses. My aunt should jave this since they own a supermarket.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Screen should have been bigger say 2-2.4".

4. gaming64 unregistered

It's a budget business phone. No need to add more $$$ to the price.

3. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

My e71 is still an extremely capable device for getting works done. Something just can't be replaced.

5. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

one thing i worry about these low cost handset is incall volume. I have nokia 2310, its incall volume is very loud and impressive.

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

If only smartphones lasts up to 35 days standby time that would be great.

7. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

A surprising amount can, but true standby time on smartphone is rare. Put it down, leave it alone. That's modern torture for many.

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

yeah your smartphone can last just as long as this if you only use it for call and sms.

9. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

yeah your smartphone can last just as long as this if you only use it for call and sms.

10. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

If you want standby time turn off the sensors turn the Wi-Fi off and you get a lot of it.

11. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

How come they are still allowed to use Nokia brand?

12. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Microsoft has the right to use Nokia brand on feature phones only for ten years

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Ha...wannabe Nokia... Microsoft touched it, it turns to ish...

15. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Thank you, but I might just go and buy something else. It's not that I hate Nokia, because they make phones that can survive more damage than smartphones.

16. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

105 from 2013 is still and awesome phone. Battery lasts for days!

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