While Nokia’s main concern now is how to make its Lumia portfolio of Windows Phone 8 handsets successful, the company also has time to release basic, ultra-cheap phones. The newest is the Nokia 109, announced today as “the latest step forward in our strategy to connect the next billion and beyond to the Internet.”
Like the Nokia 110 and 112 unveiled back in May, the 109 uses a Series 40 UI, and sports a 1.8 inch display with 160 x 128 pixels. It features Nokia Xpress Browser (which reduces the data consumption of webpages by up to 90%), GPRS / EDGE connectivity, access to Facebook and Twitter, media player, FM radio, free EA games, MicroSD card support, and a battery capable of providing up to 7.5 hours of talk-time, or up to 33 days of standby time.
Nokia says the 109 will be launched this quarter in China, Asia Pacific and Europe, in two color versions (black and cyan). The phone will cost $42 before taxes and subsidies.
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