Microsoft reveals why you'd want to lay your hands on an extra-cheap Nokia 130
0. phoneArena 14 Aug 2014, 04:31 posted on
Several days ago, Microsoft further-expanded its portfolio of extremely-affordable feature phones with the Nokia 130. The cheapo flaunts an impressively-low price tag of ~$25 and apart from its classic and timeless looks, the 130 is deeply imbued by all the traits that made Nokia a market dominator many a year ago...
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1. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
I love it.. If only they opt to increase the size of the screen because I cant read well. Then its sold..
18. downphoenix (Posts: 3149; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Who in the hell would watch 36 episodes of Friends on a phone with a screen that small and low rez?
21. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I wouldn't take it for free
Throw it in the dustbin
3. samystic (Posts: 227; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)
make the screen larger, put a camera and introduce red colour in India and i will replace my Nokia 301 Dual Sim with it
4. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Once you start adding more and more features it really defeats the ultra low price tag.
19. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
That Trademark symbols represents TROLL.
5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Microsoft forgot to add one more reason...
It's a Nokia, a reliable brand that offer people great quality phones to connect with people since 1871.
If you have no Kia, you can at least have a Nokia.
6. Settings (Posts: 1448; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Very good point there MS!
A good value is put on these phones, do more pay less.
12. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Need a burn phone, MS/Nokia has got you covered.
13. cse.vicky (unregistered)
Where can I buy this in US ?
25. cse.vicky (unregistered)
Did you lol on Naruto ? :X
23. Jason78 (Posts: 234; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)
Ebay or Amazon most likely. Nokia doesn't sell feature phones in the USA so in order to get one you have to buy it from a reseller that purchases one in another country for resale. They usually add about $50 to the price so I would expect the Nokia 130 to cost $80 to $100 in the USA.
26. cse.vicky (unregistered)
What ! Then what is the point of price tag of 25 bucks !!!
27. Jason78 (Posts: 234; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)
The price is 19 pounds in the UK which is the equivalent of about $25 US. If you flew to the UK you could buy it for 19 pounds.
On the other hand if you want to buy it in the USA you have to pay whatever the guy who buys them overseas and sells them in the USA charges. That is why I haven't purchased any of the cool feature phones that Nokia has put out in the past year. By the time you pay the reseller mark-up they cost more than a budget smartphone like the Lumia 520 or 630.
22. darkoman4 (Posts: 159; Member since: 30 May 2014)
I think everybody should have a backup feature phone with amazing battery life in the case of emergency. I have one Samsung which I keep in my glow compartment. It is waterproof and has a flashlight. It has a T-Mobile prepaid SIM for calls and texts.