Nokia's simple 1006

The Nokia 1006 is a basic candy-bar phone for CDMA networks.

Kent German Former senior managing editor / features
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The Nokia 1006 is a simple cell. Kent German/CBS Interactive

Nokia brought a new basic phone to CES that we had't seen before: the Nokia 1006. It is a very basic model for CDMA networks. The slim candy-bar design is centered on functionality. Controls are intuitive, if a tad cramped, but the display supports 262,000 colors. At 4.1 inches tall by 1.7 inches wide by 0.53 inch thick and 2.6 ounces, the 1006 is compact and lightweight. No, it's not much to look at, but the curved back is unique. The 1006 comes in blue, silver, and red.

Features are limited to support for Brew 3.1.5, 72-chord polyphonic ringtones, customizable wallpapers and screensavers, a 500-contact phone book, a calculator, an alarm clock, a stopwatch, a voice recorder, a speakerphone, messaging, and Bluetooth.

Nokia doesn't have U.S. availability details at the time of this writing, but we expect that MetroPCS is a likely carrier. You should see it in the first quarter of this year.