Microsoft to Release Utra-Affordable Nokia 130 Phone this Fall
Article by George Norman
On 12 Aug 2014
Microsoft announced that it will roll out an ultra-affordable Nokia phone this fall – the Nokia 130. Priced at €19 (estimated retail price), the Nokia 130 is meant to introduce millions of people to new digital experiences. It comes with a built-in media player and music player and with FM radio.

“As demand in the affordable mobile segment continues to grow, Microsoft remains committed to delivering market-leading mobile innovation at each and every price point,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones, Microsoft Corp. “It is estimated that at least 1 billion people in the world still do not have a mobile phone, while at the same time there is increasing demand for reliable backup phones in both mature and high-growth markets.”

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Nokia 130 – Main Hardware Specs
  • 1.8-inch QQVGA color display.
  • Expandable microSD storage up to 32GB.
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM.
  • USB 2.0.
  • 3.5mm AV Connector.
  • Single-SIM and dual-SIM versions.
  • Battery that can last up to 36 days on standby for the single-SIM version and up to 26 days for the dual-SIM version.
  • Flashlight.
  • FM radio.
  • Available in red, black and white.



Nokia 130 – Main Software Specs
  • Series 30+ operating system.
  • Built-in video player.
  • Built-in music player (with up to 46 hours continuous playback on a single charge)



“With handsets like the Nokia 130, we see tremendous potential to deliver the experience of a ‘mobile-first’ world to people seeking their first device, and we continue to invest in ultra-affordable devices that will introduce people to a ‘cloud-first’ world through Microsoft services such as Bing, Outlook.com and OneDrive,” added Jo Harlow.

The estimated retail price for the Nokia 130 is €19.
The ultra-affordable phone is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of this year.
It will be available in select markets, including China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam.



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