Category: Feature Phone

Nokia 3310 With Month-Long Battery Life, Snake Game Launched at MWC 2017

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The iconic Nokia 3310 feature phone made a comeback on Sunday on the sidelines of MWC 2017. HMD Global unveiled the Nokia 3310 (2017) with what it calls with a “modern twist.” The Nokia 3310 is the Nokia brand’s one of the best-selling feature phones of all time, and it has been priced at EUR 49 (roughly Rs. 3,500).

Nokia 3310 (2017) India sales will begin in Q2 2017, HMD Global has confirmed. Nokia at its Sunday launch event in Barcelona also revealed the new Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 Android smartphones in Barcelona at the side-lines of MWC 2017 trade show.

The all-new will come with a 22 hour talk-time, and the company claims that it features month long stand-by time. With the iconic Nokia 3310, the company also brought back the Snake game. The Nokia 3310 will be available in Warm Red and Yellow with a gloss finish while will also come in Dark Blue and Grey colour with a matte finish.

The new Nokia 3310, much like its original sibling, features a massive standby time of up to a month, a highlight of the device. The new Nokia 3310 also includes the regular Micro-USB port and ditches the pin charger.

With the Nokia 3310 refresh, HMD Global also bringing the legendary Snake game. The company however touts that the new Snake game has been optimised for the new colour screen. The company also confirmed that the Snake game will be available to users via Messenger app.

The Nokia 3310 sports a 2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. It features a 2.4-inch QVGA display. The handset comes with 2G connectivity and runs on Nokia Series 30+ OS. It comes with 16MB storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). It packs a removable 1200mAh battery.

Reliance Jio announces Prime Membership for Rs. 99

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Announcing that Reliance Jio now has over 100 million users within 170 days of the service’s launch, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday launched the new Jio Prime subscription plan that offers the same free data and other that services customers have received as part of the Happy New Year Offer for another 12 months at Rs. 303 per month. This comes out to Rs. 10 day per for the unlimited data, calls, text messages, and other services that users get as part of Jio’s Happy New Year Offer.

The new Jio Prime subscription is only for the first 100 million Reliance Jio customers, as well as those who join the network on or before March 31, 2017. Users can start registering for the Jio Prime subscription plan starting March 1, 2017; sign-ups for the Jio Prime plan end on March 31, 2017. The subscription costs Rs. 99 a year, and entails benefits worth Rs. 10,000, Ambani said; it will be valid till March 31, 2018.

Once Reliance Jio users have signed up for Jio Prime plan, they will have to make a monthly payment of Rs. 303 for the free data and services. The plan comes into effect on April 1, 2017, the day the existing Jio Happy New Year Offer expires.

Additionally, Ambani said that Jio will continually strive to be the most value-for-money telecom operator in the country. He said that with a large number of bundled data and unlimited calling plans have given rise to “data and value fatigue,” which entail missing out on the best value for the price users are paying for their mobile plans.

To address this, Jio will set up a process of monitoring all publicly announced plans from all operators across the country on a regular basis, he said. Jio will then not only match the highest-selling tariffs of each of the leading operators but also provide 20 percent more data than the respective highest-selling plans. This will be in addition to the Jio prepaid and postpaid plans that have already been announced by the company. 

Nokia 3310 Concept Video Shows What a Modern Avatar of the Iconic Nokia Phone Could Look Like

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Watch the video to check out the Nokia 3310 reboot concept version:

News of a Nokia 3310 reboot coming later this month spread like wildfire on the Internet, leading to a trip down memory lane for the fans of the classic phone. The rumoured phone is expected to stick to the original Nokia 3310’s feature phone roots, and not support the apps we are all accustomed to nowadays. But that doesn’t mean it will be completely devoid of the features we see in feature phones these days. And we may have our first look at what the modern avatar of the classic Nokia 3310 could look like.

The Nokia 3310 design, on the other hand, remains largely unchanged in the video, with the same Nokia Navi Key and alphanumeric keyboard that the original handset sported.

Microsoft in 2015 had launched the Nokia 215 feature that [supported Internet] () at a price of Rs. 2,149. With the rumoured Nokia 3310 reboot’s price expected to be EUR 59 (roughly Rs. 4,000), the upcoming phone having Internet access is not unimaginable either. However, we will have to wait till the Nokia MWC 2017 event to see which of these features the new Nokia 3310 version actually has.

 

 

 

 

Nokia’s Most Memorable Phones: 5 Phones That Made History

Nokia’s reign as the most successful mobile phone brand lasted through the late 90s well into the 2000s, and most of us will have memories of using Nokia handsets. It was devastating for many fans to see the Finnish company’s decline in the mobile phone space in the smartphone revolution that Apple kicked off with the launch of the iPhone in 2007. Next came the exclusivity deal with Microsoft, which prevented Nokia from making Android phones. It didn’t work out and ultimately the mobile division of Nokia was written off by Microsoft just a year after its purchase.

As it stands today, Nokia is merely a familiar brand name licensed to manufacturers HMD Global, who are going to show off its first Android-based Nokia smartphone at MWC 2017. It was recently tipped that the phone will have a Snapdragon 820 SoC, a Quad HD display and Carl-Zeiss lens.

We felt it was apt to take a trip down memory lane, and cherish some of the best-selling Nokia phones that fuelled the mobile revolution. There were a lot of Nokia phones (roughly about 450 of them) released over the years, and we picked our favourites – the most memorable, most iconic Nokia phones – from a shortlist of the best selling phones of all time.

1) Nokia 3310
There’s no way to start any Nokia tribute without first mentioning the Nokia 3310. The oldest phone in this list, the Nokia 3310 was released in 2000, as a reasonably-priced mobile phone that has sold about 126 million units to date. Although the 3310 wasn’t originally advertised as a ‘tough phone’ (unlike say the Nokia 5210), people’s experiences with its durability gave it cult status. This also resulted in people doing weird things with the phone, like putting it under a hydraulic press, or putting a red-hot nickel ball over it. (Spoiler alert: of course the phones didn’t survive).

Beyond the celebrated toughness, it featured a 5-line monochrome display with a simplistic interface navigated by two arrow, one dynamic menu and one cancel/ back key. It also had useful utilities including a calculator, stop watch, reminder, and a bunch of games including the unforgettable Snake II. There were other cool things to do with the 3310 – like composing your own ringtone, or even changing the phone’s appearance with easy-to-swap Xpress-on covers.

The Nokia 3310 was eventually replaced with models like the 3315, which added more features, but kept the familiar appearance to cash in on the 3310’s glory.

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2) Nokia 1100
If the Nokia 3310 was a big deal then the Nokia 1100 was a phenomenon. It was released three years later, in 2003. This phone holds the title of being the most-sold phone in the world to date – with a whopping 250 million units. It was said to be made specifically for developing countries, as was evidenced by the ‘Made For India’ tag and an India-specific TV ad to go along with it. The Nokia 1100 was dust and splash resistant, came with rubbery non-slip sides, and even had a flashlight on top, which meant it quickly came to be know as the ‘Torch phone’ in India.

It had a smaller 4-line display when compared to the 3310 above, but had a more compact body too. The bundled Nokia BL-5C 850mAh battery had a really long quoted standby time of 400 hours, nearly double to that of the 3310. The Nokia 1100 didn’t sell well because of a laundry list of features – rather it sold well because of an affordable price tag, with durability, familiarity and ease-of-use as being the key drivers, as was the case with many Nokia phones back in the day.

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3) Nokia 6600
While the Nokia 1100 was rocking the low-end of the market, the Nokia 6600 managed to capture the high-end audience share. Selling almost 150 million units to date, the 6600 still is among the Top 10 most sold phones in the world. The marketing of this phone spoke to professionals who wanted a capable smartphone. It was powered by Nokia’s Symbian OS 7.0 (Series 60), with an 104 MHz ARM 9 processor and 6MB of internal memory. Its specs may sound puny today, but it was flagship-grade in 2003.

With the 6600 you could install Symbian and Java compatible applications, with built in capabilities for browsing the Web or checking mails. There was a 32MB MMC card bundled in the package. At the back, you had a 0.3 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom and video recording too. Apart from the design that meant business, the 6600’s true success will also be accredited to the wide variety of third party apps – everything from MP3 and video players, games, office suites, themes, and other utilitarian ones were supported. Also worth mentioning is that you could transfer all kinds of files over Bluetooth, which was essential considering there was no app store, or ubiquitous high-speed Internet connectivity in India at the time.

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4) Nokia 5200 and 5300
The 2000s was the decade of categorisation in mobile phones – you had business phones, music phones, camera phones, and so on. The Nokia 5200 and 5300 fell in the pro-music category that rose to popularity with 30 million units of the duo sold to date. Both phones were released together, and had only small differences.

The 5200 and 5300 were sliders, revealing the numeric keypad with a quick push of the thumb. This enabled manufacturers to accommodate bigger displays without increasing the size of the phone. You could also do cool things such as answering a phone by just sliding the phone open. The Nokia 5300 had useful play/ pause, next, and previous buttons next to the display. The phones also featured FM radio alongside MP3 playback; you could store songs of up to 2GB in size with a separately-purchased microSD card. These phones couldn’t be termed smartphones – as they were powered by Nokia’s Series 40 interface – lacking features such as multitasking, though you could install Java apps.

It’s also probably relevant to mention this today, but the Nokia 5200 and 5300 are from an era when there were no 3.5mm headphone jacks on phones too. Full circle, huh?

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5) Nokia E71
The Nokia E71 was the company’s fitting response to the rise of the QWERTY-keyboard-wielding BlackBerrys in 2008. This phone had the looks to appeal the working professional (like others in the Nokia’s E series of smartphones). It had well-sized, tactile keys that made typing a breeze, and was a capable performer with a 369MHz ARM processor coupled with 128MB RAM that ran the Symbian 9.2 OS smoothly. There was about 100MB of internal storage, and you could expand it up to 8GB using a microSD card. A highlight feature was a sufficiently large 1500mAh battery that ensured the phone ran for an entire day with heavy use.

Another advantage of buying an E71 back in the day was the freedom from having to pay for BlackBerry’s Internet Service plans, which required people to shell out close to a thousand rupees per month for encrypted push email, something that not everybody needed. With the Nokia E71, you could get a typical 2G plan to use the Internet and send/ receive emails using the built-in mail client or even third-party apps like Gmail (which Google officially made for Symbian). The only downside with the Nokia E71 was the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack, which was fixed in its successor, the E72 – that also added more processing power, and other features like an optical trackpad, and a better camera.

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Of course, apart from these five, Nokia had some other pretty unforgettable phones too, such as the Nokia 3300 music phone which brought in a unique design, which would later be used for the gaming-focused N-Gage as well. The N97 was a marvel that had a full QWERTY keyboard, a 5-megapixel camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, and a massive-for-the-time 3.5-inch display. And who can forget the Nokia 9000 Communicator – a big and bulky phone that was a smartphone before that word existed.

 

Refurbished Nokia 1100 – (6 Months Gadgetwood Warranty) Only on Shopclues

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Specification

Display Mobile

Resolution Type  :96 x 65 pixels
Display Type User : selectable font size
Display Size : 1.2 inches(3.05 cm)

General Features

SIM Type : Single Sim
Form :  Bar
SIM : Size Mini

Platform Details

Operating System : Others
Operating System Version Name :  symbian
Processor : NA

Memory and Storage

Internal Storage : None
RAM : 1 MB
Expandable Storage  : Na

Camera

Primary Camera (Megapixel) : NA
Flash  :No
Front Facing Camera : NA

Unboxed/Refurbished Phones Warranty

Device Warranty : 6 Months
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Warranty Type : Manufacturing Defects

नोकिया 150 और नोकिया 150 डुअल सिम फ़ीचर फोन लॉन्च

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ख़ास बातें

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  • नोकिया 150 और नोकिया 150 डुअल सिम की कीमत करीब 1800 रुपये है

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नोकिया ब्रांड की लाइसेंसधारक फिनलैंड की कंपनी एचएमडी ग्लोबल ने मंगलवार को अपने पहले नए प्रोडक्ट पेश कर दिए। नोकिया ब्रांड वाले इन दोनों फ़ीचर फोन की कीमत स्थानीय टैक्स के बिना 26 डॉलर (करीब 1800 रुपये) है।

एचएमडी ने कहा कि नोकिया 150 और नोकिया 150 डुअल सिम स्मार्टफोन अगले साल की शुरुआत में चुनिंदा बाजारों में बिक्री के लिए उपलब्ध होगा। एचएमडी ने इसी महीने नोकिया के बेसिक फोन बिज़नेस को माइक्रोसॉफ्ट से खरीदा है। अभी कंपनी के बेसिक फोन बिज़नेस के अधिकतर बिक्री भारत में होती है।

नोकिया 150 डुअल सिम में बिल्ट-इन एफएम रेडियो1 व एमपी3 प्लेयर हैं। फोन में 2.4 इंच स्क्रीन है और इसमें जाना-पहचाना यूज़र इंटरफेस और कीपैड दिया गया है। कंपनी का दावा है कि 1020 एमएएच की बैटरी के चलते फोन से 22 घंटे तक का टॉक टाइम और सिंगल सिम वेरिएंट पर 31 दिन जबकि डुअल सिम वेरिएंट पर 25 दिन तक का स्टैंडबाय टाइम मिलेगा। फोन को चार्ज करने के लिए एक माइक्रो-यूएसबी चार्जर साथ आएगा जबकि दोनों ही वेरिएंट में एक एलईडी टॉर्चलाइट भी दी गई है।

दोनों फोन में स्नेक जैसे गेम प्रीलोडेड आते हैं। कैमरा वीजीए है और एलईडी फ्लैश3 के साथ आता है। फोन में कनेक्टिविटी के लिए ब्लूटूथ, माइक्रो-यूएसबी और 3.5 एमएम एवीएम कनेक्टटर भी दिया गया है। इसके साथ ही फोन 32 जीबी तक के माइक्रोएसडी कार्ड भी सपोर्ट करता है। फोन में नोकिया सीरीज़ 30+ ऑपरेटिंग सिस्टम दिया गया है।

नोकिया 150 और 150 डुअल सिम ब्लैक और व्हाइट वेरिएंट में आएगा। वेरिएंट का डाइमेंशन 118.0×50.2×13.5 मिलीमीटर है और इनका वज़न 81.0 ग्राम है।

Lava Metal 24 a dual SIM feature phone for Rs. 2000

Lava International Limited launched a feature phone called the Lava Metal 24 in its new Metal Series. This is a dual SIM handset, it is a feature phone that comes with alphanumeric keypad and price in India is Rs. 2000.

Lava Metal 24 sports a 2.4 inch screen and has got a premium metal back finishing. This handset as mentioned comes with dual SIM slots. There is a 1.3MP fixed focus camera on the rear with flash support. This is a simple phone (feature phone) that can be used for making / receiving calls / SMS’s.

Other features of Metal 24 are built in FM radio, 2G (EDGE) support, Bluetooth 3.0, 32GB micro SD support and USB PC connectivity. This feature phone also come pre-loaded with some build in games. The Metal 24 is powered by MTK6261D processor.

Lava Metal 24 will be available in gun metal and black color options for Rs. 2,000 across retails stores and multi brand outlets.lava-metal-24-1