Despite previous proclamations that alluded to Microsoft’s newly integrated Nokia division moving away from basic and feature phones to focus completely on Lumia Windows Phone smart devices, the company has announced the Nokia 130, one of the latest basic phones that will run the Series 30 platform with additional extensions for media playback and support for memory expansion. The bar phone features a 1.8-inch display, stereo headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for memory cards up to 32GB but omits data access.
According to Microsoft, the Nokia 130 supports both video and audio playback, and includes an FM radio as well as an LED flashlight. The Nokia 130 will reach select markets starting this quarter with a focus on Africa and Asia, specifically China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam. Pricing is expected to be about $25 and it will be sold in single- and dual-SIM versions to reflect the local demand for such devices in those markets.