Nokia 1100

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Nokia 1100 in Black
Nokia 1100 in Light Blue

The Nokia 1100 (type RH-18, codenamed Penny) is an ultra-basic GSM candybar phone announced on 27 August 2003. It was designed for developing markets and people who only needed the most basic of functionality. Its low cost made it the best selling phone of all time, with over 250 million devices sold. Later Nokia basic phones like the 1110 and 1600 were similarly successful too.

One of its main features was a flashlight at the top of the phone, which could be activated by holding the clear key. A few organizer features were included, such as a calculator, stopwatch, timer, alarm clock, and reminders. The phone could be customized with a composer with 7 ringtone slots, as well as a few built-in screensavers.

The 1100 runs a stripped-down version of the old Series 30 UI, controlled with one softkey like the 3310 and other older models, whereas many other Series 30-based phones used two softkeys. Compared to higher end S30 models, the 1100 has a static startup image with no sound, and simpler menu animations. Newer S30 phones used a refreshed UI which was available in both color and monochrome.

The phone supported Xpress-on covers, these were most commonly available in black, light blue, and red/orange, but other colors include fuchsia, green, yellow, and a darker blue.

Variants

  • RH-16
  • RH-17
  • 1100b (RH-36, RH-36X): American version with different bands.
  • 1101 (RH-75): Released later, has a white backlight and adds a basic WAP 1.1 browser. Looks the same as the regular 1100, but with a browser icon on the 0 key.
  • 1108 (RH-38): Asian variant, also with a white backlight.
    • 1108b (RH-36): American version of the 1108.[1]

Related phones

  • Nokia 3310: Predecessor, has a similar feature set. Before the 1100, Nokia did not have a series of ultra-basic phones, but the 3310 was one of their cheapest models.
  • Nokia 2300: Based on the same platform, but with more stylish covers and some added features like basic polyphonic ringtones and an FM radio.
  • Nokia 1110: Successor, adds polyphonic ringtones and uses a more standard two-softkey layout.
  • Nokia 1100 (2012): A newer Series 40 feature phone with the same model number; a Chinese variant of the Nokia 110.

Specs

Basics

1100
HW Platform/ChipsetDCT4 platform, UPP2Mv1.0 (ARM7TDMI)
SW Platform/OSSeries 30
Display 96 x 65, monochrome
Sub-displayNo
LED IndicatorFlashlight
SensorsNo
Flash memory2 MB
RAM256 KB
Memory card slotNo
Phonebook capacity50
Charging connectorNokia 3.5mm charging jack
Data connectorFBus test points
Regulatory infoRH-36: QTKRH-36 (approved 2003-10-24)
RH-36X: QTKRH-36X (approved 2005-04-09)

Connectivity

1100
Operating modes1100: GSM 900/1800
1100b: GSM 850/1900
DataCSD • 1101 only
Push-to-talkNo
WLANNo
SIM sizeMini SIM
IrDANo
BluetoothNo
PC LinkNo
Data tetheringNo

Input

1100
Input methodsT9, predictive text
Touch screenNo
Soft keysOne softkey, 2-way d-pad, power, clear
Side keysNone

Media

1100
Rear cameraNo
Front cameraNo
Supported image formatsPicture messages
Supported sound formatsNRT
Supported video formatsNone
Speaker configurationEar speaker, buzzer
Line out2.5mm
SynthesizerNo
FM radioNo
ExtrasRingtone composer, screensavers

Messaging

1100
SMSYes, with templates, chat, storage for 50 messages
EMSNo
MMSNo
IMAOL Instant Messenger • Cingular only
EmailNo

Software

1100
JavaNo
BREWNo
MophunNo
Flash LiteNo
MediaTek MRENo

Pre-loaded content

Games

  • Snake II
  • Space Impact +

Accessories

Batteries

Chargers

Headsets

Gallery

Phone

Black

Light blue

Screenshots

Manual

References