Illustration picture shows Nokia logo on used cell phones, in Zurich, April 30, 2012.
Illustration picture shows Nokia logo on used cell phones, in Zurich, April 30, 2012.Reuters/Christian Hartmann/Fil

Finnish handset maker Nokia is all set to end the production of black and white based monochrome phones with the launch of Nokia 105 in India this month.

Viral Oza, director marketing, Nokia India in an interview with BGR India said, "We (Nokia) are planning to launch the Nokia 105 in the Indian market in the month of April, 2013. The device will be priced at an MRP of ₹1249."

When questioned about the availability of another feature phone Nokia 301, he said, "The launch dates for Nokia 301 has not been decided yet."

Nokia will reportedly soon end the flagship monochrome Nokia 1280 phone which has accounted for 10 crore units since its launch. 

It is to be noted that a recent survey published by market watch dog CyberMedia Research showed that Nokia, despite being placed distant second in terms of smartphones compared to its rival Samsung, still dominates the overall Indian mobile market based on feature phones sales with market share of 21.8 percent.

With a sub₹1,250 price-tag, Nokia 105 sports a 1.4-inch LCD transmissive rich-colour display and runs on the company's in-house built 'Series 30' platform powered by a high-capacity BL-5CB battery capable of giving up to 35-day battery life.

Nokia 105 along with Nokia 301 were globally launched at the international mobile exhibition MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2013 in February a couple of months ago.

Key Specifications of Nokia 105 Include:


Nokia 105


1.4-inch display with

128x128p resolutions

(LCD transmissive display


Software Platform

Nokia Series 30 interface


384 KB






2G (GSM: 1800MHz,900MHz)


800 mAh(BL-5CB model),

Additional specs

35-day standby battery backup, FM Radio,

But no Bluetooth nor Wi-Fi .


107.0 x 44.8 x 14.3 mm


70 g