Nokia 105 for under R200

Nokia has launched a low-cost phone to shore up its position in the basic handset market

By - February 25, 2013 Share on LinkedIn
Nokia 105

Nokia launched a 15-euro phone to shore up its position in the basic handset market, where it has lost share while it focused on developing expensive smartphones.

The Nokia 105, introduced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to go on sale later this quarter, is the successor to the 1280, which sold more than 100 million units, the company said.

It also unveiled a 65-euro phone with some Internet access and lower-priced versions of its Lumia smartphones, filling in the gaps in its product line-up between its high-end Lumia devices that run Microsoft software and its mid-tier Asha feature phones.

The latest products show the Finnish mobile phone maker returning its attention to the cheaper end of the market, where it still makes a bulk of its handset revenue, as well as broadening the appeal of its Lumia range.

The company is struggling to catch up with Apple and Samsung in smartphones, while also losing share in the low-end market.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle and Ritsuko Ando)

Nokia 105

Nokia 105

More smartphone and cellular news

Galaxy S4 smartphone stomps on Apple’s turf

More cellular rate cuts expected

Bye bye BIS

HTC One unveiled

10 best smartphone apps

Share your thoughts

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you think online gambling should be regulated in South Africa?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

How to stop your smartphone from being hacked

Apps on Smartphone

Unsecured mobile phones are among the top seven major causes of security breaches and your mobile number is all a hacker needs to start the attack.

These cars got zero stars in NCAP safety tests – watch their crash videos

NCAP crash test

The latest Indian crash test results from Global NCAP were released recently, which showed that five models tested all received a zero star rating.

Political parties condemn SABC censorship

SABC logo TV screens

Political parties on Friday condemned the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s decision on limiting broadcasting of protests.

Awesome tech and gadget deals

Sale Deals

This week you can score a sweet deal if you shop at Game, Dion Wired, Makro, Loot, and Incredible Connection.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
×