Nokia to release a £15 handset

Nokia have unveiled their cheapest handset yet!

The Nokia 130 is aimed at customers in emerging markets such as Africa and the Middle East. It comes as both single and dual-SIM card varieties, and costs a sniptacular $25 (or £14.50).


It doesn't have the internet, which is now obviously the first thing one wants when looking for a phone, but is optimised for music and video playback, with up to 46 hours worth of music playback time and 16 hours of video. Music and videos can be stored locally on the device with an SD card (the phone itself can store up to 32 GB).

Before you say "Well that just sounds like an elderly iPod you can chat on", it also comes equipped with an FM radio, flashlight and 1.8-inch LCD display.

Nokia's daddy Microsoft is quite keen to engage with people who have yet to own a Microsoft or Nokia gadget.

In a rather creepy interview with Recode, Microsoft's Jo Harlow said: "Microsoft doesn't have any other project that can reach these consumers."

"These consumers will create a Microsoft account and become part of the Microsoft ecosystem."

There's no release date as yet for the Nokia 130, but it will be available in Africa, the Middle East and a handful of European countries. And pretty soon, you can probably "source" one off eBay.

1 comment

  • JMAN
    Here it will be more like £35!!!! Ripoff

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