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Nokia launches its cheapest phone yet

Will retail for €16
Wed Apr 11 2012, 10:52

FINNISH PHONE FIRM Nokia has announced its cheapest mobile phone to date, which will sell for just €16

It launched the Nokia 103 today in Nigeria as a phone aimed at developing markets. Nokia's data sheet confirms that while the phone won't be giving the latest HTC flagship a run for its money, it does feature a quirky "fresh" blue and orange design complete with an embedded dust proof keypad.

On top of the phone's cheap price tag, the Nokia 103 is home to a 1.3in black and white display, storage for up to 250 messages and Nokia's Symbian Series 30 software. There are also a bunch of embedded games, an FM radio, a built-in flashlight and a battery that Nokia promises will last up to 27 days. Not bad for £16.

James Rutherfoor, VP of Nokia West Africa said, "Nokia has been progressively lowering the entry barrier to the market while continually increasing the capability of our devices and delivering phones with contemporary fresh designs."

"Nokia is committed to helping to mobilize the next generation - the next billion and beyond - and ensure they have access to the advantages of mobile technology. With the Nokia 103, Nokia is making mobile connectivity a reality for lower-income consumers."

The Nokia 103 phone will be released in Nigeria this quarter, but Nokia told The INQUIRER that it has no plans to bring the handset to the UK. µ

 

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