Nokia Hopes to Regain its Lost Ground with Resurrection of the 1100 Modelby Abhishek P March 9, 2015
There have been talks going on about Nokia gearing towards re-launching its one of the most popular feature phone models 1100, but with a new update to it. In case you failed to recollect, the Nokia 1100 is the same old feature phone with a flashlight. Below is the image.
According to what’s known from the initial reports, the handset will undergo a huge makeover in terms of its Operating System (OS). While there is no information available about the change in design or structure of the phone, the handset will run on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop and feature a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz with around 466MB of internal storage capacity, the device will pack in a 512MB RAM. The other features have not yet been disclosed.
Of course, the specifications definitely may not seem to be best. However, if rumours are to be believed, the Finnish handset maker plans to come up with a budget-friendly device targeted towards those looking out for an affordable handset with the latest features. If the handset becomes a reality, it surely will be a wonderful addition to the budget phone segment as it would bring with the quality assure and credibility that the brand ‘Nokia’ is associated with.
Image Courtesy : (gadgets.ndtv.com)
But, there seems to be no authentic source publicly breaking the news, which may point out to the fact that this may be nothing more than just a rumour. However, if it’s the other way around, the launch might turn out to be centre of attraction.
Nokia 1100 was launched way back in 2003 and turned out to be an instant hit with over 250 million units sold, making it one of the best selling Nokia phones. In order to give it a further acceleration, Nokia might want to come back with a bang reintroducing the model that once brought in all that Glory.
But, hold on. You definitely won’t get to see the Nokia 1100 before Q4 2016, as the Microsoft acquisition deal states that Nokia cannot use its brand on smart phones till the fourth quarter of 2016 and on feature phones for the next 10 years. This offers Nokia a good amount of time to test new devices, thereby offering you something better than what you expect.
Why you shouldn’t completely ignore the news?
In 2014, Nokia successfully bypassed the restrictions imposed by Microsoft and took a step forward towards unveiling the Nokia N1 tablet powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop. The tablet turned out to be a huge success. With an intention to keep the momentum going, Nokia would definitely want to retain the lost glory with another delicious cookie. And what better way to do it than reintroduce its most popular handset till date, but with a twist.