Microsoft Devices Group (formerly Nokia) has always managed to stay relevant in all spheres of the mobile phone market from the entry-level devices to the mid range devices and even the high end Smartphones. Of late, the company has been focusing on mid range and high end devices with very few entry-level devices. This does not mean that the company has neglected the entry level market and to prove this, the company has a new mobile phone for the entry-level segment, the Nokia 130.
The Nokia 130 is now available in Kenya and is retailing at Kshs. 2,500. Microsoft says the Nokia 130 is perfect for the first time mobile phone buyers or for those who want a reliable backup phone that compliments their Smartphones. It has a built-in video player, music player with up to 46 hours continuous playback on a single charge and everyday essentials including outstanding battery life, a flashlight, FM radio and USB charging.
The Nokia 130 has a tiny 1.8-inch screen and a durable design. This phone is available in two variants, a single SIM one and a Dual SIM one. The single SIM variant has a standby time of 36 days while the Dual SIM variant has a standby time of 26 days. Both variants have microSD cards slots that can support up to 32GB SD cards.
“With its distinctive design, entertainment features and accessible price, the Nokia 130 and Nokia 130 Dual SIM will introduce millions of people to new mobile experiences,” said Kingori Gitahi, Product Manager, Microsoft Devices Group. “As our most affordable phone with video and music playback, the Nokia 130 is a great first or backup phone.”
Both the single SIM and Dual SIM variants are available in black.
Nokia 130: Specifications at a glance:
• Up to 36 days standby (Single SIM) 26 days (Dual SIM), 13 hours 2G talk time. 46 hours music playback, 16 hours video playback
• 1.8” QQVGA color display
• 1020mAh battery
• Connectivity USB 2.0, 3.5mm AV Connector, microSD, Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM
• Available colors: Black