Nokia launches the most affordable dual SIM music phone, Nokia 101
Strengthening its entry portfolio with feature rich and durable mobile phones which offer consumers great value for money, these latest offerings are targeted towards the first time users, who are price conscious
By: Atul Malikram
Also offers a feature rich, durable and affordable single SIM variant, Nokia 100
New Delhi, September, 2011 – Continuing with its commitment to connect the next billion consumers to mobility, Nokia today announced the launch of its most affordable Nokia 101 dual SIM music and Nokia 100 single SIM phones in India. The Nokia 101 is Nokia's fifth dual SIM phone launched in the last few months and the most affordable to date.
Strengthening its entry portfolio with feature rich and durable mobile phones which offer consumers great value for money, these latest offerings are targeted towards the first time users, who are price conscious and seek simplicity in their mobile phones.
"Increasingly mobile phones are perceived as an investment by the entry consumers in India. People are looking for a phone that offers simplicity, functional features, durability and great value for money," said Mr V Ramnath, Director, Sales Nokia India. "When paired with powerful and locally relevant services such as Nokia Life Tools and Nokia Money, the Nokia 101 and Nokia 100 offer a unique experience that is simply unmatched in India at these price points."
Giving first time mobile customers an opportunity to derive maximum value from their investments, Nokia 101 and Nokia 100 come with an attractive offer from Airtel – which will provide customers with 100 minutes of free Airtel to Airtel talktime for the first month. As part of this Airtel offer, customers will also get 400 national and local SMS free every month. Customers subscribing to this Airtel offer may continue to avail its benefits in the second month with a minimum recharge.
With its dual SIM capability, the phone makes it convenient for consumers to access calls and texts over two different networks. Additionally, consumers can stay entertained with the integrated MP3 player, FM radio, a 103 phon loudspeaker and carry their entire music collection in the 16 GB expandable memory.
The Nokia SIM manager allows users to select which SIM card to use to make a call or send a text message while helping them manage costs and maintain network coverage without needing several phones. In addition, the SIM manager allows users to store settings of up to five SIM cards on the phone, and to personalize them by assigning names and logos for each SIM setting.
The Nokia 100 is perfect for people looking for durability and simplicity as well as affordability when making calls and sending text messages. The Nokia 100 is Nokia's most affordable color display phone, and people can enjoy its new attractive grid-based menu system with fun and easy-to-read icons. Furthermore, the Nokia 100 features an FM radio, enabling users to tune into their favorite music stations, whether on-the-go or at home and turn up the inbuilt speakers to share the music with friends.
Both the Nokia 101 and Nokia 100 offer Nokia Life Tools and Nokia Money in India, providing instant access to locally-relevant information on healthcare, education, agriculture and entertainment.
Pricing and Availability
The Nokia 101 will be available in India in the next few weeks at INR 1699/-. The phone will come in Black and Red colors.
The Nokia 100 will be available in India starting October for INR 1399/-.
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