Microsoft unveils $30 budget mobile phone

Microsoft unveils $30 budget mobile phone
A Nokia mobile phone lies on a tablet computer showing logos of Microsoft, in this illustration file photo taken in Frankfurt, November 18, 2013.

Microsoft has released the Nokia 130, a low-end phone which costs US$25 (S$30). It is aimed at first-time mobile users in emerging markets and contains features such as a music and video player, and flashlight.

It is due to ship in the third quarter to markets which include India, China and Nigeria.

Low-end smartphone shipments are expected to hit 1.1 billion in 2018, growing by 19.1 per cent a year, according to industry data company IHS.

This article was first published on August 20, 2014.
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