Microsoft unveils the Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM

Microsoft has added two new devices to its family, the new Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM targeted at first-time mobile phone buyers as well as people looking for a reliable backup device for their Smartphone.


Building on the award-winning successes of its predecessor, Microsoft says the new Nokia 105 has everything people love about the first Nokia 105 and more. The phone offers a host of enhancements including refreshed design, more space for contacts, increased talk time, enhanced audio for even better voice clarity, and a Dual SIM variant.

“With handsets like the new Nokia 105, Microsoft brings very affordable mobile opportunities to more people,” Jo Harlow, corporate vice president of Microsoft Devices Group said.

“The new Nokia 105 is an essential tool for first-time mobile phone users as they start their journey into a connected world.”

The new Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM will be available in cyan, white and black2 and will retail ($20) Kshs 1960 before taxes and subsidies3 and will begin rolling out in select markets starting in June 2015


Device Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM
Operating system Nokia Series 30+
Display 1.45”, LCD Transmissive, HighColor (16-bit/64k)
Battery BL-5CB, 800mAh, replaceable
Talk time and standby time Talk time: up to 15 hours (Single SIM & Dual SIM)
Standby time: up to 35 days (Single SIM), 25 days (Dual SIM)
Networks Dual band 900/1800MHz (Single SIM & Dual SIM)
Dual band 850/1900MHz (Single SIM only)
Connectivity 3.5mm AV connector, micro USB charger
Dimensions and weight 108.5 x 45.5 x 14.1mm
69.85g Single SIM & 69.55g Dual SIM (both including battery)

Microsoft adds that the new Nokia 105 will enable more people to have a voice and experience the potentially life-changing benefits that a mobile phone can offer.

To date, the original Nokia 105 has sold more than 80 million units.

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE

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