New budget handsets from Nokia

19 June, 2006

Today Nokia announced 3 new GSM phones. Two of them will be new additions to the Nokia 6-th series: Nokia 6151 and Nokia 6080, while the third one will be an affordable handset from the Nokia 1-st series: Nokia 1110i.

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Nokia 6151 • Nokia 6080 • Nokia 1110i

Nokia 6151 is expected to be a budget line 3G phone which allows for high data transfers speed. The phone would measure 108 x 47 x 19 mm and would weigh 98 g. Nokia 6151 should be equipped with a 1.3 megapixel camera, 30MB internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, and a stereo FM radio. Connectivity features would include tri-band GSM networks support plus 3G, EDGE, and Bluetooth support.

The phone would use the S40 user interface and would have a 262K color TFT display with a resolution of 128x160 pixels on an area of 28.91 x 35.48mm. With the integrated Nokia BP-6M battery the phone should offer up to 4.5 hours of talk time and up to 250 hours of stand-by time in GSM networks and respectively up to 3.5 hours of talk time and up to 250 hours of stand-by time in 3G networks.

The handset will be available in black, pearl white, orange, light blue and lime green colour variants and is expected to hit the shelves in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia in the third quarter of 2006 at a retail price of approximately 240 euro before taxes.

Nokia 6080 is a budget phone with a conservative yet stylish design primarily targeted for users in Asia. Weighing at 91 g with dimensions of 105.4 x 44.3 x 18.6 mm, the phone would have tri-band GSM support, HSCSD, GPRS Class 10 and EDGE Class 6 support along with a 64K color TFT display, a VGA camera and a stereo FM radio to go along with it.

The supplied 850 mAh Nokia BL-5B battery should provide the phone with power for up to 3.5 hours of talk time and up to 300 hours of stand-by time. The Nokia 6080 will be available in black, gold and silver color variants and will be shipping in the fourth quarter of 2006 with an expected price tag of approximately 180 euro before taxes.

Nokia 1110i is the newest addition to a product line dubbed by Nokia as "phones aimed at first time users". These are phones that do only what is you expected from a mobile phone to do - make and receive calls, send and receive simple text messages. As such, the new Nokia 1110i offers a monochrome black&white display with green backlight and a resolution of 96x98 pixels, 20-chord polyphonic ringtones, and dual-band GSM support.

The "i" symbol next to the phone's model designation shows that it's an updated version of the already existing Nokia 1110 handset. As regards the technical characteristics the two phones are virtually identical. The only difference between the two is the possibility in 1110i to choose between viewing the display in a normal or in an inverted black&white scheme.

Weighing only 80 grams and measuring 104 x 44 x 17 mm, the Nokia 1110i equipped with a 900 mAh BL-5C battery should offer a talk time of up to 5 hours and a stand-by time of up to 380 hours.

The Nokia 1110i would have a price of approximately 45 euro before taxes.


Reader comments

  • jj

yuck!! yuck!! yuck!! screaming plastic of cheapness!! gosh i hate those nokia fanaTICKS!!!

  • Anonymous

good design yes moto and samsung have nice design but all their design are the same thing! thin or Razr phones by motorolas and black/silver clamshell/sliders, about SE well its doing the same thing with the k750i looks at it portafolio, they all hav...

  • Anonymous

With these new phones, it seems that nokia is concentrating on low end phone cause this is the area where growth would be the biggest. but another reason would be that they are losing already on the mid and high end phone not because they lack featur...

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