Microsoft rolls out an update to its $25 Nokia 130 feature phone

Since taking over Nokia’s devices and services business earlier this year, Microsoft has made quite a few changes to its mobile portfolio. The Nokia X Android range has been ditched, along with the entire Asha and Series 40 line-up, and even apps like Nokia Trailers are facing the chop.

But one component of Nokia’s range that won’t be axed for some time to come is ultra-low-cost feature phones, or ‘dumb-phones’. These devices continue to be priced well below the very cheapest smartphones, and the Nokia 130 – which was released just four months ago – is the latest such example.

This week, Microsoft began pushing out a new update to the 130 (both the single- and dual-SIM variants). It brings “improved stability and performance”, and resolves a persistent bug that would display a ‘contacts not ready’ error, as well as introducing Bulgarian language support on the device.

The update is only available in Europe for now, and since Series 30+ handsets don’t support over-the-air updates, you’ll have to do it the old fashioned way, connecting the device to a PC and updating it via the Nokia Software Recovery Tool.

By the way, despite Microsoft dropping the Nokia brand from its Lumia smartphone range, it will continue to use the Nokia logo on its dumb-phones (or “first phones”) like the 130 for some time to come.

Source: Microsoft via NPU

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