The Nokia 101 is Nokia’s fifth dual SIM device in the last three months and is the most low-cost device to date. The dual SIM functionality enables users to connect to two different networks to receive calls and messages.The battery life is extremely good in both phones and can last up to 25 days on standby, or 6.7 hours talktime.
The Nokia 101 and 100 are based on the Series 30 operating system. The difference between the two is that the Nokia 101 supports dual-SIM and has an MP3 player.
According to the Nokia, both low-cost phones designed with the fact in mind that these phones are often shared between families, they can support up to five separate address books and store personalization details for up to five different SIM cards.
In addition to an FM radio, the Nokia 101 features an integrated MP3 player, loudspeaker, preloaded games, a 3.5mm AV connector, and provides support for up to 16 GB microSD memory cards, allowing users to carry their entire music collection with them.
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.
The Nokia 101 will be available in the third quarter of 2011 for about 25 euros (USD 35) and comes in Phantom Black and Coral Red.
The Nokia 100 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2011 for about 20 euros (USD 30) and comes in a range of vibrant colors including Legion Blue, Festival Pink, Ocean Blue, Phantom Black and Coral Red.