MWC 2013 – Nokia unwraps new phones – including the €15 105
Nokia has lifted the lid on a glut of new phones, including some incredibly cheap but strangely tempting feature phones.
The Nokia 105 and 301 phones sport a similar design to the company’s Lumia Windows 8 handsets, but instead run Nokia’s own OS (Series 30 and Series 40 respectively).
The 105 is a dirt-cheap entry leveller that’ll cost less than £15 brand new and features a battery that’ll last a month on standby alongside a dust- and splash-proof keypad (sounds like an ideal second mobile for festivals and the like), while the 301 comes with 3.5G, 3.2MP camera and a selection of pre-installed apps like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp Messenger; it also offers dual SIM support. It’ll cost around £55.
Moving up the ladder, the Nokia Lumia 520 will be the company’s cheapest Windows 8 phone. It rocks a 4in screen which is ultra-sensitive to touch (you can apparently operate it with a fingernail) alongside a 1GHz processor, 8GB of storage, 5MP camera and interchangeable covers. Expect a price of around £120.
The Nokia Lumia 720 comes with a 4.3in ClearBlack screen (also ultra-sensitive), 6.7MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and the option to fit it with a wireless charging case. It’ll be priced from about £220 when it arrives in May.