Microsoft has today announced its successor to the Nokia 130, which was introduced last year.

Called the Nokia 230 it is aimed at the developing market, with a very simple interface and a budget price tag. In terms of its differences from the 130, the 230 has an aluminum back cover to make it look a little more premium, however aside from that it is still a basic budget phone fundamentally.

Featuring a 2.8 inch QVGA display with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution, it isn’t about to wow anyone, but that’s not the point of this phone, and it’s 2 megapixel front-facing camera, with 32GB of external storage and microSD card slot is certainly great for anyone in an emerging market.

And there will even be a second version named the Nokia 230 Dual SIM, which as you can probably guess, allows for two SIMs to be used at the same time.

The phone will also be able to access services such as Facebook, Twitter and more via Opera’s Mini browser.

The Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM will be available in India, Asia and the Middle East in December, but it will be making its way to other regions at others points next year.

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