Nokia 111 and 113 budget phones cost just £30

Nokia has unveiled a brace of new super-scheap phones, the Nokia 111 and Nokia 113, powered by Symbian and boasting impressive battery life.

Nokia has unveiled a brace of new super-cheap phones, the Nokia 111 and Nokia 113, able to browse the Web and boasting impressive battery life.

The two phones come with a small but colourful 1.8-inch display. The software is Nokia's venerable S40 software, which powers Nokia's cheaper phones.

The look and feel of the phone draws on Android and other smart phone operating systems, with apps arranged in a grid on the home screen and apps for Facebook and Twitter built-in.

Not only that, but you can access the Web too. The Nokia Browser uses less data by compressing webpages before sending them to you, similar to Opera Mini . That makes browsing faster than these low-power phones could otherwise manage, and cuts down on your data bill.

Of course, old-school blowers like this have one big advantage over the most feature-packed next generation smart phone: the battery is virtually unstoppable. Nokia promises over over 10 hours of talk time and nearly a month on standby.

Oh and there's a selection of free EA Games, such as Tetris, Bejeweled, Need for Speed: The Run.

There are also different versions of the two phones in other countries that let you add more than one SIM card, the 110 and 112. The Nokia 110 and Nokia 112 dual SIM phones are handy if you have separate work and personal numbers but don't want to carry two phones around with you. It's also useful if you're heading overseas: you can stick your home SIM in there for friends and family to be able to contact you, alongside a cheap local SIM to save money on calls.

You don't have to turn off the phone or take off the back as the SIMs can be hot-swapped. They're not available over here though.

The single-SIM versions will cost around £30. Nokia has yet to confirm UK release dates.

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