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Nokia unveils entry level camera phones

16 SEP 2013

Nokia announced two entry-level devices which it said are “perfect for people purchasing their first-ever camera phone”.

However, new users are unlikely to be staggered by the image quality: the camera offers only VGA (0.3 megapixel) resolution.

The two devices are the 108 and 108 Dual SIM, and include 2G-only connectivity. They use Nokia’s aging Series 30 user interface, and feature the company’s traditional candybar (non-touchscreen) form factor.

Images can be shared between users via Nokia’s Bluetooth-powered Slam feature, and storage comes via a removable storage slot.

Both also include FM radio and integrated MP3 player.

Availability is slated for Q4, with a recommended retail price of $29 before taxes and subsidies. Available colours at launch are red, white and black, to be joined by yellow and cyan later.

“There remains a huge segment of the global population that has yet to own a camera phone. For the next billion people and beyond, we aim to bring new mobile experiences to ever-lower price points, and the Nokia 108 and Nokia 108 Dual SIM are great examples of this commitment,” said Timo Toikkanan, EVP of Mobile Phones at Nokia.

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