Regardless of what you may be hearing out of pretentious tech journos, pundits and so on and so forth, feature phones are still very much in. That is, in certain parts of the world and among certain people.
They still continue to sell rather decently and bring companies like Nokia very solid profits. With all that in mind, you probably shouldn’t disregard the latest two Nokia-made “dumb phones” to see daylight, despite their cringe worthy looks and scanty spec sheets.
Following on the footsteps of the recently unveiled 105, the 106 and 107 Dual SIM are bound to be made available so cheap that you’ll feel like you’re stealing them from Nokia. The former is to cost a measly $23 (off-contract), while the latter will be a tad pricier, going for 25 bucks.
For now, China is the only market set to receive the low-end duo (sometime by the end of Q3), but we expect other countries in Asia and Europe to follow suit soon enough.
Now, about those spec sheets. There really isn’t much to discuss, as both handhelds run the outdated Series 30 platform while sporting minuscule 1.8-inch screens with horrible 160 x 120 pixels resolution. The 106 comes with an 800 mAh battery in tow and weighs 74 grams, whereas the 107 Dual is capable of supporting two SIM cards (duh!), tips the scales at 76 grams and features microSD support, as well as a heftier 1,020 mAh ticker.
I know, that’s not much, but remember to keep your eyes on the prize, I mean price.
<Source: GSM Arena>