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Nokia announces 105 and 301 Series 30 and 40 low cost phones

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has launched two new entry-level devices, in the 105 and 301 handsets – at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

These bring in an unified design to the company’s range, with the way they look that matches the Lumia Windows Phone 8 range.

The colour variations are similar, with the the likes of cyan, magenta, white, yellow, red and black – the same array seen on the 920.

Omio - 301

Nokia has said the 301 will be arriving in Q2, with costs starting at 65 Euros or around £55 – for a single and dual-SIM version.

It runs from the Series 40 OS, with a 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display, 64MB of RAM, 256MB of internal storage and support for microSD cards.

There is also a 3.2-megapixel camera, capable of panoramic shots, multi-shots and voice guided self-portrait photos.

It has 3.5G connectivity and HD voice functionality; with apps preinstalled, such as Facebook, Twitter; eBuddy; Whatsapp with dual SIM support (for the first time) and Nokia Slam, for Bluetooth media sharing.

Omio - Nokia 105

The 105 is the Nokia entry point and the successor to the 1280,  which sold over 100 million, worldwide.

It will arrive before the end of March and at a cost of 15 Euros or around £13.

This will be aimed at the 2.7 million people that do not have a mobile phone, or could be used as a spare handset for the car.

Nokia’s 105 has a 1.45-inch TFT screen and an 8GMB ROM; a dust and splash proof keypad; built-in FM radio and a flashlight.

It is noted that it can be charged once a month, and was demoed with most of its battery power left – after being powered on for two weeks.

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Rob Kerr