Global launch of Nokia 101 and Nokia 100 in Kenya

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Nokia today announced the launch of the Nokia 101 and Nokia 100 phones. Nokia 101 is dual SIM device retailing at 35 dollars(around Ksh.3000). That makes it the most affordable Dual sim card phone in the market at the moment. The dual SIM functionality enables users to connect to two different networks to receive calls and messages.

Ms Mary McDowell, Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia, displays Nokia 101

In addition to an FM radio, the Nokia 101 features an integrated MP3 player and a 103 phone loudspeaker, and provides support for up to 16 GB microSD memory cards, allowing users to carry their entire music collection with them.

Nokia 100 is simple and affordable at $.30 (Around Ksh.2700). It has nice color display with  attractive grid-based menu system. Other features of  Nokia 100 are an FM radio, enabling users to tune into their favorite music stations, Nokia Life Tools (selected markets) and Nokia Money (in India), providing instant access to locally-relevant information on healthcare, education, agriculture and entertainment.

Ms Mary McDowell, Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia, displays Nokia 100

Interesting for Africa is the fact that Nokia chose Nairobi to announce the new range of phones

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Kennedy Kachwanya
Lead Blogger at Kachwanya.com
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Kennedy Kachwanya is a technology blogger interested in mobile phones both smart and dumb, mobile apps, mobile money, social media, startups ecosystem and digital Savannah. New media must not forget the strength of old tech.
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