image In an effort to maintain the low-end market share, at the MWC, the Finnish company unveiled the Nokia 105, a very affordable device targeting emerging markets.

How affordable? the Nokia is selling at a mere $20. For that price, casual phone users can get the bright color signature of the higher end smartphone from Nokia, along with alarm clock, FM radio, splash proof casing and an astounding 35-day battery life.

The targeted markets for the Nokia 105 are China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, Vietnam and other markets in Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

A more capable sibling is the Nokia 301, the 3.5G capable phone will be selling at $85. It’s coming in Q2 2013 to more than 120 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Middle East and Latin America.

Nokia also introduced Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, two mid-range Windows 8 smartphones that fit in the line-up.


The Lumia 720 features a 4.3-inch display with Nokia’s ClearBlack technology. it sports the same curved glass and colorful unibody as well as the infamous Carl Ziess f/1.9 lens for better low-light performance. The 720 does not have 4G LTE support.

The Nokia 520, a 4” entry-level Windows Phone 8 device powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor. The phone includes a 5MP camera, 8GB of storage plus microSD slot. We expect to Lumia 520 will go around $50 subsidized.

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