Nokia climbed to the top of the mobile phone market with its cheap flip phones. At MWC, the Finnish company remembered its legacy and mixed it with it future to create the Nokia 105 and 301, two feature phones that are inspired by its Lumia smartphones.
The Nokia 105 is Nokia’s most affordable mobile phone to date. It’s designed for the first time mobile phone buyer and costs a rock bottom EUR 15. For that price, customers will get FM radio, multiple alarm clocks, a speaking clock, a “pillowed” key pad and a flashlight. Meant to be used and abused, the 105 is dust-proof, splash-proof and boasts of a 35-day battery life. It’ll land in Q2 2013 and will go on sale in emerging markets like China, Egypt, Indonesia and more.
The Nokia 301 is where Lumia meet feature phones. The Nokia 301 has the same color palette (cyan, black, magenta, yellow and white) as the Lumia smartphones and the same smart camera features. It includes the Nokia Xpress browser and supports video streaming. Look for the Nokia 301 to land in 120 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Middle East and Latin America. It’ll roll out starting Q2 2013 and will cost EUR 65.
[Via Nokia Conversations Blog]