HMD preparing to launch a new feature phone?

NPU has spotted that HMD have got a new phone certified in China and Russia, the TA-1114 model.

HMD preparing to launch a new feature phone?

madbilly madbilly
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NPU has spotted that HMD have got a new phone certified in China and Russia, the TA-1114 model. It's almost certainly a feature phone because of the frequencies it has been certified for in China and appears to not be 4G so probably nothing to get excited about.

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  • madbilly madbilly
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    HMD just announced the all new 106 model, and updated version of the existing one, so I assume this is the TA-1114.
  • abbas abbas
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    I think they should concentrate for a while on increasing the number of popular apps for Nokia 8110 4G.
  • luckyjim17 luckyjim17
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    I’ve seen a number of tech articles of various ages stating the mobile network providers in the US and Europe are looking to slowly remove 2g and 3g networks so why aren’t there more 4g versions of feature phones in these markets. There’s no issue with a product that could be 2g in one market and 4g in another or have one phone which will seemlessly switch between either and simply hide features that cannot be used on 2g networks. Otherwise some will buy a phone in the belief it will be OK for sometime but it becomes obsolete pretty quickly.
  • madbilly madbilly
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    I think it will take many more years until the USA and Europe can phase out 2G. We still have medium and long-wave radio... :D
    Also, it probably costs more to develop a phone as you describe and since feature phones are cheap it probably doesn't make financial sense.
  • Corgan Corgan
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    madbilly said:
    I think it will take many more years until the USA and Europe can phase out 2G. We still have medium and long-wave radio... :D 
    Likely, but unfortunately through MVNOs and pushes from the carriers, the initiative is underway in the US. While it means the last lifelines are still holding on, the phones servicing only 2 and 3G connections (i.e., 3310 3G) are receiving spottier service where 4G access is abundant. 
  • nick09809 nick09809
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    Classic Phones with USB Type-C connector please?

    I would surely buy a basic classic phone like the 105 if only it uses the TYPE-C connector because it is so much more convenient compared to micro-usb when it comes to charging.

    I believe that a large portion of users as well as potential users for this phone will come from the more elderly demographic segment of the population. They would greatly appreciate the stronger and reversible and easier-to-use TYPE-C connector as oppose to the micro-usb on one of Nokia's Classic phones

    Plus cost of the TYPE-C is rapidly declining and becoming ubiquitous.

    Another segment of users who would buy this is the young folks who want to stand out, these folks greatly appreciate simplicity and ease of use, hence, they would find a classic nokia with Type-C much more attractive to buy.

    I hope Nokia will launch one and I will be its 1st customer!
  • madbilly madbilly
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    Interesting idea @nick09809 !
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