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Microsoft Announces The Nokia 105 and Nokia Dual SIM Mobile Phones That Can Give You Upto One Month Of Battery Life

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Microsoft has today added two new affordable smartphones to its portfolio. These two are the Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM that are aimed at the first time mobile phone buyers or those who want a reliable back-up device for their smartphone.

These two announcd today are the second edition Nokia 105s as the first ones were announced way back in 2013.

Read: Nokia Introduces a Low Cost Phone into the Local Market

Micrsoft claims that the first edition Nokia 105 sold over 80 Million units globally. This is quite a huge number considering where the market is at the moment. Microsoft has always argued that it is using these devices to transition people smoonthly to smartphones as most of its low cost mobile phones can perform as smartphones to some extent.  Lets hope this translates to all these people automatically going to the Windows Phone platform.

According to Microsoft, the new Nokia 105 allows people to:

  1. Connect with people and businesses without great expense.
  2. Enjoy the features of the previous Nokia 105, and more, including:
    • Expanded storage for up to 2,000 contacts
    • Enhanced audio for greatercall clarity
    • Increased talk time for up to 15 hours, and up to 35 days standby time*
    • Refreshed sleek, durable, versatile design, available in three colors: cyan, white and black
  3. Stay entertained while on the go with two free pre-loaded games, Snake Xenzia and Bubble Bash 2.
  4. Keep a back-up handy: low price point, long battery life and ease of use make the new Nokia 105 an ideal companion device for existing smartphone users or people on their travels.

Commenting on this, Jo Harlow, corporate vice president of Microsoft Devices Group said, “With handsets like the new Nokia 105, Microsoft brings very affordable mobile opportunities to more people. The newNokia 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 black. Price will be Kshs 1960 before local taxes and subsidies.

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