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Nokia 109 announced – cheap, small and old-school

01 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia 109 announced – cheap, small and old-school - read the full textNokia has just announced the Nokia 109 entry-level phone. It packs a 1.8-inch TFT screen with 128x160 pixels resolution, dual-band GSM/EDGE connectivity, FM radio and microSD card. Nokia 109 runs on S40 platform and comes with Nokia’s Xpress Browser, which compresses the web pages up to 90% and...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-01 22:23 from Rn6R - click to readThe philippines is a third world country we have phones like but we used it only for texting and prank calls but we have more luxury phones here in fact we are the text capital in the world also we have more gadgets than any other countries if you want proof come and visit us and you will be surprise also i myself own a vertu and sgs3

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  • 2012-11-02 01:27
  • v0qu

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-01 22:23 from Rn6R - click to readI didn't know EUROPE was a country... LOL!!
But you're right on everything else, this phone is dirty cheap and has been designed for developing countries were most people just want to call and send SMSs. The FM radio and micro sd slot are a welcome bonus, though...

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  • 2012-11-02 00:14
  • LuNf

i know this is a small tiny tingy cheapy phone but is called a PHONE cos among all chunky fat big screened slates called latests, it spelled it's name out loud by being there for us 247 in a month.. I know you all are expecting more quad cored mini mainframes running on 8GB of ram and maybe 20trabite of storage and hyper super HD and and and maybe an OS upgrade of say android 9.0.1 A.K.A 'frozen chicken' or maybe 'pink rice'... Am so going to get this PHONE..

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  • 2012-11-02 00:05
  • fuNc

this phone is made for 3rd world countries guys. No joke. This phone will never see the light in countries like USA Canada, Europe and even China. Don't hate on Nokia, it's great they are still servicing in poorer countries.

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  • 2012-11-01 22:23
  • Rn6R

Excellent phone for its purpose.

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  • 2012-11-01 21:39
  • 0mUE

Old people prefer simple cellphones over messy expensive phones because these are easy to use.

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  • 2012-11-01 20:21
  • y@WF

At this price they should have made it quad band compatible. This regionalization is very stupid nowadays.

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  • 2012-11-01 20:18
  • 0Ke8

> In reply to DS @ 2012-11-01 18:55 from 6P%n - click to readBecause people buy them, Duh!

Don't think people need a choice only between 4"-5.5" and dual to quad cores.

The low end of the market is a gold mine, particularly for companies like nokia which cater to these extensively.

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  • 2012-11-01 20:06
  • gL%P

Don't look down on cheap phones
They serve the main purpose of mobile phones which is "as a mobile phone".
when you said we don't need this kind of phones, have you forgot it's main purpose? phone is not about game and internet, etc.
A phone has to stay ON for a day so others can call you when you're not nearby (family, GF, BF, etc).
So if you have expensive phone which can't be reached, well... you've forgot it's main function

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  • 2012-11-01 19:13
  • PFx7

These kind cheap handsets are the trade mark of nokia..nokia should make this handset as their flagship phone .may be ,it will sell like hot cake poor countries

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  • 2012-11-01 19:03
  • XuQR

Whats the purpose of making all the phones of the same type? Nokia has a lot of phones in that segment. Why one more of the same type?

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  • 2012-11-01 18:55
  • 6P%n

Must buy!

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  • 2012-11-01 18:52
  • SHpb

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-01 17:53 from ut5n - click to readYou are right but if I may had, what about all those people who want a cell phone but couldn't care less about it? Like my mother who just wants to do a call and nothing more?
What about people who use phones for actually working? They need to do lots of calls and that is it. So buy a cheap and reliable phone, with great battery, sound and connection and that is it.
And what about people like me who use a smartphone and a secondary phone on a second network? I like my primary phone to be top of the range but the secondary one... as cheap as I can so phones like this make pretty good sense even in moder Europe or US

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  • 2012-11-01 18:34
  • nwam

small, cheap and old school, everything that nokia represents :D

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  • 2012-11-01 18:29
  • X12b

good for DoD where no camera is allowed.

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  • 2012-11-01 18:02
  • KI1H

"33 days in stand-by" now.... that's nice.

The only thing it is a bit weird is the inclusion of a microSD slot, unless the phone is devoided of internal memory, without a camera, the slot is pretty much useless as it can only be used effectively to store music, and for that I'm pretty sure the target audience of this phone won't be hearing music on the mobile phone, radio perhaps.

Also, 42$ pre-taxes it's too expensive, I remember to see feature phones like this in stores for less than 20€... for that price they could have at least put a better screen, 128x160 is pretty 'blocky', I hope it has color, contrast and brightness on it.

Well... 33 days of stand-by battery is at least nice to have.

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  • 2012-11-01 18:00
  • pXLX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-01 17:37 from 0TEj - click to readyeah I gave the extreme case because people keep saying that basic phones are no longer needed. then how about people who are visually impaired. they can't be using touch screen phones. Kudos to Nokia for sticking to their philosophy of connecting people.

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  • 2012-11-01 17:53
  • ut5n

> In reply to [deleted post]My parents are literate, but they also can't use a phone more complex than this. Even my father only uses a flip down model, because otherwise he fails to end a call.

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  • 2012-11-01 17:37
  • 0TEj

Remember guys, 99% of people who use a phone use something like this. Very few people who use a phone use sites like gsmarena to compare all singing, all dancing smartphones. I think its quite cute.

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  • 2012-11-01 17:22
  • nx}5

No camera - not sure how potential costumers will see this. Micro SD:YES - GPRS/Edge:YES - Camera:NO. Its an interesting combination. I'm sure a dual sim version will follow soon.

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  • 2012-11-01 16:53
  • fmWh

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