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This article was published on June 3, 2015

This is Microsoft’s new $20 phone

This is Microsoft’s new $20 phone
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or write in: [email protected].

Microsoft has announced a new entry-level phone that costs just $20, aimed at emerging markets.

The 2G-based Nokia 105 features a 1.4-inch color display, can store up to 2,000 contacts, offers FM radio and promises up to 35 days of standby time.

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Credit: Microsoft

It weighs just 2.4 ounces (70g), has a replaceable battery and charges via a Micro-USB port. There’s also a dual-SIM version.

Microsoft said that it’s retaining Nokia’s entry-level business as the company “doesn’t have any other project that can reach” price-conscious consumers in developing countries.

The Nokia 105 and its dual-SIM variant will go on sale in select markets across the globe this month.

I’m going to get one as a keepsake to remind me of days gone by — in my experience, Nokias hold up surprisingly well.

Nokia 105 | Nokia 105 Dual SIM

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