Today we announce the Nokia 109, the latest step forward in our strategy to connect the next billion and beyond to the Internet.
- System: GSM 900/1800 GSM 850/1900
- User Interface: Series 40
- Dimensions: 110 x 46 x 14.8mm
- Weight: 77g (including battery)
- Display: 1.8-inch TFT; 128 x 160 pixels
- Memory card: up to 32GB microSD
- Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE, 2.0mm Charger Connector, 3.5mm AV connector
It’s designed for people who want an easy-to-use and affordable Internet-capable phone with the familiarity of a traditional keyboard.
Happily, armed with the Nokia Xpress Browser, they’ll find it easy-going. This cloud-accelerated browser reduces the data consumption of web pages by up to 90 per cent to deliver an easy and inexpensive web experience.
Facebook and Twitter access right from the home screen will serve social networking needs, while the eBuddy instant messaging client is available for download from Nokia Store to make it easy to keep up-to-date with your closest contacts. Plenty more apps and hundreds of free games, including ten premium titles from EA, are available in the Nokia Store.
The battery life on this phone is extremely enviable, with up to 33 days standby time specified, or 7.5 hours talk-time.
The phone includes a media player, as well as an FM radio, with radio recording in some markets. The built-in speaker packs a punch for whole room entertainment, reaching a volume of up to 103 phons (phon is the unit of apparent loudness). Owners can expand the external memory using an SD card for up to 32GB of storage.
Let’s put this phone into context. As a reader of Nokia Conversations, you’re very likely to be a phone connoisseur, an expert who demands everything from NFC to LTE and OIS on their next smartphone. But, of course, everyone is different, and we can all think of people we know who don’t want any of those things in their phones, and especially don’t want to pay the extra that these features entail.
The Nokia 109 will be available in black and cyan from this quarter in China, the Asia Pacific region and Europe. Before any local taxes or operator subsidies, it will cost around $42 (USD).