Microsoft announces the ultra-affordable Nokia 130, redefines the low in low-cost


Microsoft just unveiled the Nokia 130 – an ultra-affordable feature phone that will sell for just EUR 19 (roughly $25) before taxes and subsidies. The device spills nostalgia all over, as it employs the timeless looks of a Nokia device from the not-so-distant past, which usually endowed a Navi key and a alphanumerical physical keyboard, both of which were the standard once, but are rarely seen these days.

Being a feature phone, the monoblock Nokia 130 is equipped with a 1.8-inch LCD display with a diminutive resolution of 160 x 128 pixels and a pixel density of 114ppi.You can throw any microSD card at the Nokia 130 and the two will work in a seamless concert, provided that said card is up to 32GB in size. The Nokia 130 doesn't have a camera, but it flaunts a handy flashlight on its back. Microsoft's newest device runs Nokia OS Series 30 and that's pretty much it in the software department. The capacity of the on-board battery is 1020mAh, which surely endows the Nokia 130 with an impressive and spectacular battery life. 

Among the highlights of the device are its music and video players – Microsoft touts that the Nokia 130 is the most affordable phone ever with such playback capabilities on board. Redmond boasts that its newest affordable trooper is capable of playing videos for 16 hours straight, while the music playback might continue for as long as 46 hours. 

The device will be available in two versions – single- and dual-SIM ones, and in three colors – red, white, and black. The Nokia 130 is said to arrive this quarter and while its initial availability has not yet been revealed, it's safe to say that will hit the shelves on many entry-level markets. Said price (~$25) would probably vary, but without a doubt, the device will be one among the cheapest money can get. The device will surely enrich Microsoft's portfolio of affordable devices, which comprises devices such as the Nokia 225, the Nokia X2 and its predecessors, and the Nokia Asha 230.

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