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Nokia releases two entry level phones, Nokia 1100 and Nokia 1600
Posted on 2-Jun-2005 22:50. | Tags Filed under: News.

Nokia releases two entry level phones, Nokia 1100 and Nokia 1600
Nokia has announced two new mobile phones, the low-cost Nokia 1600 (pictured) and Nokia 1110.

With the new menu structure, basic features, such as managing calls and contacts, are made easier to access. Other new features include a Speaking Clock with Alarm, which announces the time in the user's local language, as well as large fonts to allow greater readability.

Both the Nokia 1110 and Nokia 1600 also feature a "Demo Mode," an on-screen visual guide of primary phone functions for first-time mobile phone users. The demo guide also allows consumers to play the pre-installed games or hear the Speaking Clock without a SIM card inserted into the phone.

Weighing 80 grams, the Nokia 1110 has a talk time of up to over 5 hours and a standby time of up to 380 hours. The available colors for the standard sales packages will be White, Blue, Painted Silver, Light Grey, Mid Grey and Dark Brown.

Weighing 85 grams, the Nokia 1600 has a talk time of up to 5, 5 hours and a standby time of up to 450 hours. The available colors for the standard sales packages will be Black, White, Light Silver, Bluish Silver.

The Nokia 1110 with black and white LCD will have a retail price about US$80, while the Nokia 1600 with colour display will cost US$105.

Both phones support the recently announced Prepaid Tracker service platform, which sends the prepaid acount balance information to the mobile phone as soon as the call is finished. Nokia wants this to be a useful feature for growth markets, like Africa.

"The number of new mobile users in fast growing markets continues to rise dramatically and nowhere is the rate of growth more evident than in Africa," says Juha Pinomaa, vice president of Nokia's mobile phones unit.

Both models are expected to be commercially available during the third quarter 2005.

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