Nokia Announces $20 Phone, Battery Lasts One Month

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CaedenV

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Just like my old phones that I use to absolutely love! Those old Nokia Bricks were the perfect simple phone. If I am ever not able to have my smart phone then I will be all over this. And a 1 month battery life!?! That is ridiculous! I remember being so happy because my old phone consistently got 1 week of battery out of it. Going 4+ weeks of use would be wonderful. This is where having some sort of passive charging would come in handy. Slap a solar panel on the back of it and let it sit in the sun for one day a month and you would never run out of juice.
 
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I will admit I still use an ancient Nokia phone that has similar features and whose battery can live forever tucked in the door pocket of my truck. If they start selling them here, I might be moved to upgrade my 15 year old phone.
 

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There are so many $20 Nokia phones with similar features,, not sure why this is News. , Also you cannot call it a $20 Dollar phone when exchange rates are not the same in all the countries it is available in.
 
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Does it make phonecalls, halcyon? If so, then it's as capable as I would expect a $20 phone to be. If I want a miniature PC in my pocket, I'll get an expensive smartphone and live with ~1-2 days of battery. If I need a reliable, portable phone, I'll get this. Don't be a smartass.
 

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http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/105/specifications/

epic specifications :)
the 384 kB of RAM and 8 MB of storage made me smile, and yet this is enough for the functionality that 90% of the population need in both the countries this phone is aimed to and i would dare to say even in the "western world".

ps. you can even play Snake on it!
 

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I'm in telecommunications and this phone is definitely going to switch things up at the lower end. China's ZTE is producing $8 phones in some emerging markets but they are generally VERY basic lack many functions. Some here will see this as a very entry level-esque phone but there are markets out there where such phones are considered mid/high-end. I hope Nokia does well. Always been a fan.
 

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Are you implying there's something wrong with WP8?
Back on topic though, I'm going to get one of these to use as a backup phone :p and the nostalgia of owning a 3310. :D
 

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[citation][nom]senkyen[/nom]http://www.nokia.com/global/produc [...] fications/epic specifications the 384 kB of RAM and 8 MB of storage made me smile, and yet this is enough for the functionality that 90% of the population need in both the countries this phone is aimed to and i would dare to say even in the "western world".ps. you can even play Snake on it![/citation]
Sounds like a 90's PC.

OH NOES PCS ARE DEAD PHONES MOAR POWERFULLNESS
 

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[citation][nom]The Scion of Balance[/nom]While other phones cost more than $200 but with battery life less than 2 days. Ah, the irony...[/citation]

Irony?

It's like saying...A Bugatti gets 10 mpg combined...a KIA gets xxx mpg...ahh the irony. I guess so :)

Given the choice I'll go for the Bugatti :)
 

boiler1990

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Wish these became more widely available in the US. Still willing to pay a little over MSRP to have one shipped here in the event I travel overseas.

I hope the 301 can be unlocked easily, since its quad band radio could potentially work in the US.
 

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This is awesome, especially for people who need their phone in their pocket while at work, but they are afraid to break it, so they leave it elsewhere.
If i keep my Galaxy S3 in my pocket while i'm working, i'll break it in minutes.
But if i break this nokia, who cares, is 20 bucks.
 
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