Microsoft debuts €19 phone and no, it doesn’t run Windows Phone

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Since Microsoft(s msft) bought Nokia’s hardware division, the company is in the non-smartphone market whether it likes it or not. To that end, Microsoft announced the Nokia 130 on Monday: A basic €19 ($25.43 US) handset aimed at music listeners and video watchers. The candybar styled handset runs Nokia OS and can pump out tunes for a whopping 46 hours on a single charge; there’s definitely a battery life benefit to not running a complex mobile OS or having to power a multitude of sensors. As you’d expect at this price, hardware is minimal: You’ll be watching videos on a 1.8” color screen, for example.

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I would buy one. It’s nice to have a solid backup phone and one for when I travel to have a local SIM. Please let us know if you get one in for a review unit because I’d be curious to know what you think.

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