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  • Alcatel OneTouch 2004C review: respect your elders

    If you're reading this from the comfort of your smartphone screen, you might not know that feature phones are still a thing. In the ultra-budget market, they remain a more simple and affordable alternative to their smarter cousins. That's not to say that feature phones of 2016 can only send SMSes and make calls. The Alcatel OneTouch 2004C is a great example, boasting Bluetooth, a rear camera and even a microSD card slot. But its target audience isn't what you'd expect. The phone's gunning for those hard of hearing, hard of sight, and practically anyone who doesn't know what a...

  • The Nokia 105 $20 feature phone is dirt cheap and loving it [MWC]

    Mobile World Congress 2013 has a spectacular slew of smartphones and tablets, but let’s not forget about the little guys, the feature phone. Nokia’s gone and released the 105, a US$20 baby-brother with a colour screen (wow, colour) and a FM Radio. There’s also the US$85 301, but the focus here is this throwaway gem. Here’s what you need to know: The Nokia 105, pocket change redefined  Features include the above-mentioned FM radio, a flashlight, speaking clock, 12.5 hours of talk time, 35 hours standby and a 1.45-inch “true colour screen”. It’s going to be released in China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nigeria,...