These days you don’t see candy bar phones being released in a smart phone world. Microsoft on the other hand doesn’t seem to have a care in the world if a phone is either “smart” or “dumb” as they’ve revealed a refreshed, low-end, $20 device. The Nokia 105 will be available some time this month.
The phone itself is a refresh from the model that came out back in May 2013. What’s new you may ask? A new design and storage capacity of course. Following the style of some newer Lumia devices, the edges will be more rounded than the last Nokia 105 model. Dimensions and weight of the phone are the same as the previous model (4.21 x 1.76 x 0.56 in & 2.47 oz). Black and neon blue have made a comeback, but a white colored Nokia 105 has landed.
Those who are in a region where dual sim phones are used will like this, as there is now that option. Instead of having 384KB of RAM, it’s been bumped up to 4MB and can hold 2000 contacts instead of 500. Series 30+ is the OS on board, an FM radio is still included, battery life remains at 800mAh, but talk time has gone up to 15 hours from 12 and a half hours.
Microsoft’s direct audience for this phone will be for people who are starting to getting into the smartphone world. It may not be an iPhone or any Android device out there, but some people may not want all the bells and whistles that come with those phones. A phone like this may work out for a grandparent or young child as it doesn’t come with any applications due to not being able to connect to the internet.
For only $20, excluding taxes, what are your thoughts on the new version of the Nokia? Leave a comment below, or on Google +, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: ZDNet