Microsoft’s Devices Group has revealed a new low-cost feature phone.
The Nokia 130 has a SIM-free price of €19 before tax (£15+VAT; £18 incl. VAT) and is expected to start shipping this autumn. Availability is expected in China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Microsoft has taken legal action against Samsung in the USA.
The two companies signed a cross-licence patent agreement almost three years ago that involved Microsoft receiving royalties for Samsung devices running the Android mobile platform.
BlackBerry has announced a deal with Microsoft to bring the BBM BlackBerry Messenger application to Windows Phone 8.
The new Windows Phone BBM app will offer features including BBM Chats, BBM Feeds and group messaging.
Nokia Corporation has published interim financial results for the second quarter of 2014.
It covers the period in which Nokia sold most of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft, with much of the €5 billion cash from the proceeds making its way into the Q2 figures.
Microsoft’s Devices Group, which recently learned it was to lose thousands of jobs, has announced a new low-cost Windows Phone smartphone.
The Lumia 530 is described by Microsoft as “the most affordable Lumia to date” and will go on same next month for an estimated retail price of €85 before taxes and subsidies (£67 ex.VAT; £81 incl. VAT).