Nokia’s basic cellphones live on at Microsoft
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Microsoft might be killing off Nokias featurephones and Android handsets, but the company is keeping the very basic Nokia phones alive. Thats the message today as the company launches a new Nokia 130 handset that will sell for just 19 Euro ($25). Its a basic cellphone that supports MP3s and videos along with an FM radio and flashlight. Its designed for emerging markets and countries where smartphones are still slowly pushing down to a sub-$30 price point.
In an interview with Recode, Microsofts Jo Harlow says the company is sticking with its basic cellphones. “Microsoft doesnt have any other project that can reach these consumers,” explains Harlow. Despite its latest Nokia 103 handset lacking internet connectivity, Harlow believes…