Nokia launches the affordable and feature-packed Nokia 101 and Nokia 100 phones in Kenya

Ms Mary McDowell, Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia, displays two mobile phones, Nokia 100 and Nokia 101, during the global launch held in Nairobi.

Press Release

Nokia continues its commitment to connecting the next billion consumers

Nairobi, Kenya, August 25 2011: Nokia today announced the launch of the Nokia 101 and Nokia 100 phones, its most affordable phones to date, continuing its commitment to connecting the next billion consumers with mobile devices that offer modern, attractive designs, a range of practical and fun features, and services that extend the value of the phone with access to information and entertainment.

The Nokia 101 is Nokia’s fifth dual SIM device in the last three months and is the most affordable to date. The dual SIM functionality enables users to connect to two different networks to receive calls and messages. The Nokia SIM manager allows users to select which SIM card to use to make a call or send a text message helping them manage costs and maintain network coverage without needing several phones. In addition, the SIM manager allows users to store the settings of up to five SIM cards on the phone, and to personalize them by assigning names and logos for each SIM setting. 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.

Ms Mary McDowell, Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones at Nokia (centre) shares a joke with Blanca Juti, Vice President, Nokia Mobile Phones, Product Marketing (left) and Brad Brockhaug, Vice President, Sales, Nokia Africa during the global launch of Nokia 100 and Nokia 101 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Nokia 100 is perfect for people looking for durability and simplicity as well as affordability when making calls and sending text messages. The Nokia 100 is Nokia’s most affordable color display phone, and people can enjoy its new attractive grid-based menu system with fun and easy-to-read icons. Furthermore, the Nokia 100 features an FM radio, enabling users to tune into their favorite music stations, whether on-the-go or at home. Both the Nokia 101 and Nokia 100 offer Nokia Life Tools (selected markets) and Nokia Money (in India), providing instant access to locally-relevant information on healthcare, education, agriculture and entertainment.

“We recognize that for many of the next billion people, a phone purchase is an investment. People are looking for a phone that offers great features but also one that is dependable,” said Mary McDowell, Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia. “When paired with powerful and locally relevant services such as Nokia Life Tools, the Nokia 101 and Nokia 100 offer a unique experience that is simply unmatched in their markets at these price points.”

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1 Comment

  1. September 1, 2011 at 6:57 pm — Reply

    It seens strange that Nokia would bering out a product that their supply chain refuses to acknowledge, their Indian office does not know that a country by the name Mozambique existsts, their Kenya office does not anser their phone, their South african office number is non-exitant and their finish office simply routes calls to a switched off phone. What is their sales plan???

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