Shortly after announcing Lumia 820 and 920 are shipping to selected markets, Nokia launches a new budget-friendly feature-phone in the 1xx series.
Nokia 109 will be available for purchase this quarter for only $42 USD (32 EUR) before any local taxes or carrier subsidies.
The handset will be initially launched in China, the Asia Pacific region and Europe in two color options: black and cyan.
According to the Finnish company, Nokia 109 is “the latest step forward in our strategy to connect the next billion and beyond to the Internet.”
Even though it’s one of the cheapest mobile phones launched by Nokia, the 109 comes with pretty interesting features, which makes it a good choice for those who want a simple-to-use handset.
In order to emphasize the connectivity aspect of the Nokia 109, the handset maker included the popular Nokia Xpress Browser, which is said to reduce data consumption of webpages by up to 90%.
Obviously, Nokia 109 runs the company’s Series 40
user interface especially created for feature-phones.
In addition, the handset comes pre-loaded with Facebook and Twitter social apps, along with the eBuddy instant messaging client, which is available for download via Nokia Store.
Lots of useful apps and games, including 10 EA premium titles, are available for download from Nokia Store. It also packs a media player, FM Radio with radio recording (depending on location), as well as GPRS and EDGE support. Nokia
109 sports a small 1.8-inch standard display that supports 128 x 160 pixels resolution. Although there are no details on the amount of memory, Nokia confirmed the 109 as coming with microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
Last but not least, the 109 features a powerful battery, which should provide users with up to 33 days of standby time or up to 7.5 hours of talk time.