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NOKIA 101, ETACS. announced in 1991, when I was a 4 years old toddler.
Guess what did I get as a Valentine’s present? A vintage Nokia phone (as shown above) that my girlfriend won in Ebay auction. This is the best present I’ve received so far, and it made my day :). The phone is named as NOKIA 101, yes, it’s indeed 1o1, and don’t get confused with another Nokia 101 which came out in 2011 as a dual SIM device.
The battery is huge, I have to say, as if it was meant for the battery for a laptop, rather than a phone. However, this is only a 800mAh battery, with the same battery capacity but of a much larger size compared with the battery for Nokia 100 (the single SIM version of the new Nokia 101).
I was searching for the SIM card slot for a while, just trying to check if it still can make a phone call. However, I couldn’t find any, then I realized, oh dear, this phone was released before the age of SIM card. What a vintage it is! This Nokia 101 was on ETACS service, a European variant of the 1st generation (1G) of wireless communication. It’s the year 2013 now when 4G LTE is gaining its momentum, and the last ETACS service in the UK was discontinued by Vodafone in 2001. Had I owned a Nokia Lumia 920, I would put it aside with this Nokia 101, you know, 4G VS 1G.
Here are a few specs about this phone according to Nokia Museum, a very cool website for all Nokia fans:
That’s it, the Nokia 101, a cumbersome phone from 1990s. Does this phone cause resonance to any of you?