Nokia 1100 is the best selling mobile phone

20. 09. 2021 Monday / By: Robert Denes / Generic / Exact time: BST / Print this page

T he Nokia 1100 was the best-selling mobile phone that Nokia launched in 2003. The device is a durable Nokia mobile phone with only the most basic features and a 96 × 65 pixel monochrome display. Developing countries are mostly targeted with this model, as well as those who don’t need many of the special features of today’s handsets just to make phone calls.

More than 200 million Nokia 1100s have been sold since its 2003 debut, making it the best-selling mobile phone and one of the most popular electronics items, ahead of the Sony PlayStation 2 (155 million), Apple iPod (110 million), Motorola It sold RAZR (50 million) and LG Chocolate (10 million) handsets.

Nokia 1100 Specifications:

Network Technology GSM
2G bands GSM 900 / 1800
  GSM 850 / 1900 - Nokia 1100B for US
Launch Announced 2003, Q3
Status Discontinued
Body Dimensions 106 x 46 x 20 mm, 79 cc (4.17 x 1.81 x 0.79 in)
Weight 86 g (3.03 oz)
Display Type Monochrome graphic
Resolution 96 x 65 pixels, 4 lines, 3:2 ratio
 2-way scroll key
Full display screensaver
Dynamic font size
Memory Card slot No
Phonebook 50
Call records 10 dialed, 10 received, 10 missed calls
 Dynamic phonebook memory
Editable message templates
Camera   No
Sound Loudspeaker No
Alert types Vibration; Downloadable monophonic ringtones, composer
3.5mm jack No
Comms WLAN No
Bluetooth No
Radio No
Features Sensors
Messaging SMS
Games 2 - Snake II and Space Impact+
Languages Most major European and Asian
Java No
 Predictive text input
SMS to many
Xpress-on front and back covers
Picture messaging
Battery Type Removable Li-Ion 850 mAh battery (BL-5C)
Stand-by Up to 400 h
Talk time Up to 4 h 30 min
Misc Colors Xpress-on covers
SAR 0.97 W/kg (head)     0.64 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.73 W/kg (head)    

We can't call it a design model for its appearance, but it was still the best-selling mobile phone in the world. Just a few years after its release, € 25,000 was already offered in 2009 for a version made in Bochum, Germany. for an insidious purpose. According to a report by Ultrascan Advanced Global Investigations in the Netherlands, by exploiting a security flaw in the above-mentioned model, it can be easily persuaded to log in to the network with another subscriber’s phone number.

According to the source, the alleged security flaw could be used to initiate transactions without the knowledge of the account holder by listening to the security codes sent to the mobile phone in the knowledge of a customer's bank login details. In Germany and around the world, online banking services have been equipped with new types of protection systems, ie you can log in to the banking interface with a username and password, but you also need a Transaction Authentication Number (TAN) to initiate a transaction. sent out by banks or handed over to paperholders as a list.

But let’s get back to the nice features of the phone that have made it so popular. For the pricing of the mobile market at the time, the very cheap Nokia 1100 is one of the best-selling mobile phones of all time. This unbreakable phone had an unbroken design and excellent battery life as well as a built-in flashlight capable of storing 50 text messages and got a wonderful collection of ringtones. Did you have a cell phone like this?




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