GLOBAL – With the launch of two new phones today, Nokia continues its mission to connect the next billion to the Internet. The Nokia 110 and Nokia 112 offer a young, urban audience the power to connect on social networks, get fast, inexpensive access to the Web, and keep themselves entertained with an exclusive bundle of 40 games from EA.
Screen: 1.8-inch TFT LCD; 128 x 160px
Dual SIM capability
FM Radio & Media player
VGA digital camera
Operating system: Series 40
Size and weight:
Nokia 110: 110 x 46 x 14.8mm; 80g
Nokia 112: 110.4 x 46.9 x 15.4mm; 85.5g
Radio: GSM 900/1800
Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE, 2.0 mm Charger Connector, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, 3.5 mm AV connector
Both devices come with Nokia Browser, which reduces data consumption up to 90%, saving time and data costs. The phones offer direct access to Twitter, Facebook and other social networks from the home page. Email and Instant Messaging are also supported to keep the phones’ owners connected to their friends. The Nokia 112 also comes with the eBuddy instant messaging service preloaded.
The EA games will be downloadable from Nokia Store through an icon pre-loaded on the phones. Owners will be able to download the games for 60 days, starting from their first access to the offer. Key titles in the collection of 40 include classics like Tetris®, Bejeweled®, Need for Speed™ The Run, Monopoly Here & Now, and SimCity™ Deluxe. After downloading the games, they can be kept on the phone forever.
But it’s not just games. There’s a VGA camera built in so you can capture the moment when you’re out and about. To keep your ears entertained, there’s an FM radio and a media player that can play both video and music. Both support MicroSD cards up to a capacity of 32GB for massive media storage.
Both phones also come with Dual SIM capability, with Nokia’s unique Easy Swap technology allowing for a fast switch without opening up the phone. The phone remembers personalisation details from up to five different SIM cards, so it’s easy to share without fuss or keep swapping so you get the maximum value from different operators. Single SIM varieties of the Nokia 110 – dubbed the Nokia 111 (which is also quad-band) and Nokia 113 – will also be available in some countries.
After all this, you might be asking what the difference is between the two phone models? Good question and it’s fairly subtle. The designs are very slightly different. Also, while the Nokia 110 offers 10.5 hours talktime from a charged battery, the Nokia 112 offers 14 hours. Standby time on both is measured in weeks rather than days: 26.5 days for the Nokia 110 and 35 days for the Nokia 112.
Above: the Nokia 110. Below: the Nokia 112.
Before local taxes or operator subsidies the Nokia 110 will cost around €35, while the Nokia 112 will cost about €38. The Nokia 110 is expected to ship in Q2 2012 while the Nokia 112 will be available from the third quarter.