Microsoft's New Phone Costs About As Much As a Drink at a Fancy Bar

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Cheap smartphones don’t have to suck, but Microsoft’s updated Nokia 105 is on a whole other level compared to some of the budget-friendly phones you might be considering. This feature phone is just $20.

$20! Think of all the things you can buy for $20 that kind of suck. That can get you like...two tickets to a bad Michael Bay movie (if you’re lucky) or Troll 2 on Blu-Ray on eBay. Or you could buy a whole PHONE from Microsoft. Pretty crazy.

This is the burner phone to end all burner phones. This update to the 105 replaces the previous one, which also cost just one Andrew Jackson to acquire. The phone is obviously for emerging markets—it only sports 2G speeds, and has a 1.4-inch color display and minimal memory. But it does have a standby life of 35 days and dual-sim capability along with a replaceable battery.


So yeah, this phone is a neat little guy. Then again, so is a sazerac. [Microsoft via The Next Web]

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The Migo is the only phone my children will be allowed to have. They shall grow strong, proud, and appreciative of the technological era in which they live. They’ll also hate their Dad cause he’s soooooo unfair when they’re teens. But screw it, I’m not here to be their friend and I have and iPhone.