The Nokia 1100 is a no-nonsense phone
built for reliability and simplicity. As
the feature lists for mobiles grow ever
long, it's clear that sometime people just
need a phone, and the Nokia 1100 is designed
for that market.
This is a dual-band phone with quite
a large display for a monochrome device
at 96x65 pixels. The Nokia 1100 measures
a comfortable 106x46x20 mm (shown approx
actual size on a 72dpi display) and weighs
a mere 86 grams. Talktime on the Nokia 1100
is 2 to 4.5 hours with 4 to 16 days standby
- this is network dependent, UK and most
European networks will tend to offer battery
life at the upper end of the scale.
Apart from the lightweight design, the
case is one of the most notable features.
The Nokia 1100 has a simple and extremely
attractive cover designed to be durable,
and it also has silicon non-slip sides to
make it easy to hold.
The Nokia 1100 also has a built-in flashlight,
which can be incredibly useful, vibration
alert, two games, internal antenna, screensavers
and a calendar.
Just to be clear, the Nokia 1100 does
not have a digital camera, GPRS, Bluetooth,
Java support, or a colour screen. It's a
little like phones used to be, only with
a few really useful additions, and this
makes it very light and very inexpensive.
Indeed, with one of the most elegant cases
in the whole Nokia range, the 1100 is a
highly attractive phone.