Budget Nokia 130 goes on sale in UAE

Microsoft Devices sets AED85 asking price for ‘reliable backup’ phone

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Budget Nokia 130 goes on sale in UAE The 130 has a 1.8-inch colour display and a standby time of ‘up to 36 days’.
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 18, 2014

Microsoft Devices today announced the Nokia 130 has started selling in the UAE.

The budget model is targeted at first-time mobile phone buyers or those "seeking a reliable backup phone to complement their existing smartphone". It comes with a built-in video player and music player with up to 46 hours continuous playback on a single charge

Microsoft describes the handset's battery life as "outstanding" and tells us it also has a flashlight, FM radio and USB charging.

The handset will go on sale with a suggested retail price of AED85.

"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 Jon French, vice president, Middle East, Microsoft Mobile Devices. "As our most affordable phone with video and music playback, the Nokia 130 is a great first or backup phone."

The 130 has a 1.8-inch colour display and a standby time of "up to 36 days" for the single SIM variant and "26 days" for the Dual SIM, according to Microsoft.

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