The Dumbphone Lives On with the Nokia 130

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Despite ditching its Android efforts, Microsoft hasn’t fully pulled Nokia out of the entry-level smartphone market. In fact, with the recently-unveiled Nokia 130, the company is staking a claim in the entry-level dumphone market.

nokia130The Nokia 130 is a throwback to the candy bar designs of yore, complete with 1.8-inch display (120 x 160 resolution) and a physical number pad. It’s available with a single or dual SIM slot, and supports microSD cards up to 32 GB. According to Microsoft, the battery power should give users 16 hours of continuous video playback, or 46 hours of music playback. On standby, the smartphone is advertised to last 36 days (single SIM) and 26 days (dual SIM). The device also has a built-in FM radio.

The Nokia 130 supports USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, and sports a 3.5mm AV jack.

The Nokia 130 will be available in red, black, or white, and will ship in the coming months in select countries such as China, India, Pakistan and various African nations. In other words, this dumbphone is meant for developing economies. The no-frills smartphone is priced at 19 Euros, or $25.



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