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Unveils ultra-cheap handset too

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Nokia rounded out today's phone roll-out with a bid to take on LG's popular Chocolate handset and a second phone aimed at buyers on very tight budgets - it is expected to retail for around €45 (£31/$57) before sales tax.

nokia 1110i budget phone

The cheap handset is the Nokia 1110i, a pared-back 80g phone with a claimed five-hour talk time and a standby operational duration of up to 15 days. Alas, like other handsets in the 1100 series, the 1110i has a white-on-black monochrome display which may appear unattractive to some consumers, but at the asking price, so what? It's also just a dual-band phone.

The Nokia 6080 is a tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE handset with a 65,536-colour, 128 x 160 display. It's kitted out in shiny black with gold or silver trim - a look reminiscent of LG's Chocolate slider phone. Indeed, the 91g 6080 is primarily aimed at the Asia market, though it's a candybar handset rather than a slider.

nokia 6080 budget phone

Refinements include a blinking light effect to indicate a missed call or a received message, along with an FM radio. There's no Bluetooth, but the 6080 does offer the full range of messaging and voice features, MP3 ringtones and screen personalisation courtesy of the Series 40 user interface.

Nokia said the 6080 offers a talk time of up to 3.5 hours and a standby time of up to 12 days. It will be priced at around €180 (£123/$228) when it ships in Q4. ®

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