Nokia has just revealed its 108 and 108 Dual SIM budget handsets that redefine the word budget. This camera phone is aimed at people in emerging markets who don't need 3G but could make use of a camera and amazing battery life.

The Nokia 108 might be cheap but it can still manage a lot, considering it costs less than a slab of dead cow in many restaurants: $29 (£18).

The camera is a basic VGA snapper whose photos can be viewed on the 1.8-inch colour screen and shared using Nokia's Slam sharing service. It also packs in Bluetooth for those posers with a headset who don't want to take this thing out of their pocket in public. Plus you get an FM radio, MP3 player and microSD support (up to 32GB). But we love the battery with 31 days on a charge on the 108 and 25 days on the 108 Dual SIM version.

The handsets come in white, black, cyan, yellow and red and will be available towards the back end of this year. But don't expect it to come to the UK as executive vice-president Timo Toikkanen points out this is aimed at, "those for whom mobile phone ownership was previously out of reach".

Luke Edwards

Luke has been touching up tech, and writing, for over a decade across FHM, Stuff, T3 and Shortlist to name a few. With an MA and NCTJs in journalism and an unquenchable love of gadgets, no tech escapes his digits. If you notice comic book, film and adventure sport references in his copy, don't fret, he's obsessed with those too.

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