Nokia “Moneypenny” shows up for testing in India with a dual-SIM variant

NokiaA few weeks ago we reported that Nokia is planning two new upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 devices – “Goldfinger” and “Moneypenny” – with the latter being a low-cost device that comes with a dual-SIM variant. It appears that the Nokia “Moneypenny” has shown up on (via NokiaPowerUser), a website that tracks Indian import and shipment data, with a product code of RM-977. Check out a screenshot below showing the shipment listing:


As shown in the listing above, the device was being imported into India from the Finland headquarters for internal testing and evaluation purposes. Given the large screen size of 4.5-inch, there’s reasons to believe that this is a Lumia device rather than an Asha. If this is the case, what’s interesting is that it confirms there are two variants of the device – one with single-SIM and another with dual-SIM, confirming previous rumors that Nokia “Moneypenny” will be the first dual-SIM Windows Phone devices. The estimated value of the devices, which converts to approximately USD130 (note that the final pricing is usually higher), also confirms that this device will be targeted at the low-end market.

Regarding the software side, Nokia “Moneypenny” being one of the first Windows Phone 8.1 devices will come with a notification center, actionable notifications, and a Siri-like personal digital assistant codenamed “Cortana”. Microsoft is planning to unveil Windows Phone 8.1 at Mobile World Congress 2014, scheduled to begin on February 24, 2014.