-- Microsoft offers mobile essentials to first-time phone buyers
REDMOND, Washington, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced the new Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM. Aimed at first-time mobile phone buyers, as well as people looking for a reliable backup device for their smartphone, 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. The original Nokia 105 has sold more than 80 million units to date, introducing people from across the globe to mobile experiences.
The new Nokia 105 has everything people loved about its previous award-winning predecessor, and comes with enhanced functionality and features. Now also available in Dual SIM variant, the new Nokia 105 allows people to do the following:
Connect with people and businesses without great expense.
Enjoy the features of the previous Nokia 105, and more, including these:
Expanded storage for up to 2,000 contacts
Enhanced audio for greater call clarity
Increased talk time for up to 15 hours, and up to 35 days standby time1
Refreshed sleek, durable, versatile design, available in three colors: cyan, white and black2
Stay entertained while on the go with two free, pre-loaded games, "Snake Xenzia" and "Bubble Bash 2."
Keep a backup 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.
"With handsets like the new Nokia 105, Microsoft brings very affordable mobile opportunities to more people," said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president of Microsoft Devices Group. "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 for an estimated retail price of $20 before taxes and subsidies3 and will begin rolling out in select markets starting in June 2015.
Talk time: up to 15 hours (single SIM and dual SIM)
Standby time: up to 35 days (single SIM), 25 days (dual SIM)
Dual-band 900/1800MHz (single SIM and dual SIM)
Dual-band 850/1900MHz (single SIM only)
3.5mm AV connector, micro-USB charger
Dimensions and weight
108.5 x 45.5 x 14.1mm
69.85g single SIM and 69.55g dual SIM (both including battery)
About Microsoft Devices The Microsoft Devices Group includes award-winning hardware used by over a billion people around the world, including Lumia smartphones, Nokia ultra-affordable feature phones, Xbox hardware, Surface and Surface Hub, Microsoft Band, and HoloLens.
About Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
1 35 days standby time for single SIM model 2 Device colors vary by market 3 Pricing for the new Nokia 105 and Nokia 105 Dual SIM will vary by market and operator; estimated retail price will be approximately $20 before taxes and subsidies.