Hey, Look, Nokia Made a Dumb Phone in 2017 (And it’s Dirt Cheap too)

Not much time has passed when we talked about Nokia’s relaunch of 3310 -the most iconic phone from the finnish company.  But it looks like the company loves dumb phone a bit too much. Nokia recently launched another dumb feature phone for developing countries, including India. The phone is called Nokia 105 and it has all the features that it needs to be technically called a phone.

The phone is equipped with a 1.8-inch colour screen, extant LED torch & it will be available in three colour variants. There is also a slight difference in the prices of phones as single sim sort phone with white, blue & black colors can be purchased at RS 999 ($15) while dual sim sort with same color range is available at 1,149 ($17). According to latest updates, Nokia 105 is available at all retail counters of India from 19 July.

The company claims that Nokia 105 will have improved battery life, scalable usability, more wide screen & all new engraved ergonomic design with sensible island keymat compared to its previous phones. Newly added features such as broad screen & isolated keys will help users to experience prefential viewing & ease of typing. All time favourite Snake Xenzia game comes preloaded & can be played with more comfort.

But wait, the company is not done yet, Nokia 130 is also on its way to come with 1.8 inch colour screen, 11.5 hours of video playback that too on a single charge & Bluetooth connectivity.

Elderly and children who don’t really need the advanced features of current smartphone and people who are looking for backup phones tend to prefer feature phones. The company has been selling this kind of phones for a while and apart from the upcoming Nokia 8 and Nokia 9, the company hopes that phones like Nokia 105 will pave its way as a trusted, household brand again.

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Microsoft Just Launched a Feature Phone

Despite announcing it’s plans to sell the feature phone division to FIH Mobile earlier this year, Microsoft just launched a new Nokia Phone.

In a big surprise to everyone, the Redmond Giant announced a new feature phone called Nokia 216. The phone will ship in two variants, the first one will ship with a single SIM card slot while the other one will boast two total slots for adding SIM cards to the feature phone.

The phone sounds fairly basic: It has a 2.4″ QVGA Display and a 0.3 MP camera on the back, Surprisingly, Microsoft has also added a secondary VGA camera on the front of the phone. The phone is powered by Series 30 OS and to put iPhone 7 to shame, the phone comes with a headphone jack.

Perhaps the biggest selling point of the phone is it’s $37 price tag, which is quite attractive for people living in developing countries.

While Microsoft’s plans to make Windows Phone a strong competitor to Android or iOS don’t seem to be succeeding, Microsoft sells millions of feature phones every month and this is why it makes sense for the software giant to produce and sell new feature phones even in 2016.

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