Nokia has just introduced a new compact-sized mobile phone designed for Asia-Pacific users of CDMA (code division multiple access) mobile networks. The 3105 CDMA phone, available this quarter, offers many of the consumer-friendly features of Nokia's more popular GSM (global system for mobile) cellular phones. According to Nokia, 'personalisation' is key in this phone. That means the new phone is being offered with a range of interchangeable Xpress-on colour covers, just like many of Nokia's GSM models. Flaunting a trendy U-shaped glow-in-the-dark design, the Nokia 3105 offers multimedia messaging service functionality, Wireless Access Protocol 2.0 browser and integrated hands-free speaker. It comes with Java games, a selection of polyphonic ring tones, several wallpapers and animated screensavers. The phone is powered by Nokia's own CDMA2000 1X chipset. The Nokia 3105 can be used with the Nokia Fun Camera, a stand-alone VGA (video graphics array) camera with its own viewfinder, flash and power supply. With a megabyte of memory, this camera can store up to 50 images and can be attached to compatible Nokia handsets with a Pop-Port connector. This connectivity enables Nokia 3105 users to add other enhancements such as the Nokia FM Radio Headset. This combination stereo FM radio-with-display-and-headset plugs into the phone and simply clips onto a lapel, or slips into a shirt pocket. Weighing a mere 86 grams, the Nokia 3105 features a high resolution colour display (128x128 pixels) with an ergonomic keypad for fast text input and four-way rocker key for games. Pre-loaded Java game titles include Snake EX2, Bowling, Bounce and Beach Rally. Depending on the operator network, the Nokia 3105 also supports over-the-air download of additional Java applications. The phone has a talk time of up to four hours and a standby time of up to 14 days. Nokia 3105 CDMA Specifications Price: Not available Pros: Looks and features to rival GSM handsets Cons: How many CDMA users do you know in Hong Kong?