Screenshot from Nokia’s dual SIM Moneypenny leaked
Nokia’s first dual SIM Windows Phone is rumored to be codenamed “Moneypenny”. Dual-SIM phones allow mobile devices to carry and support two SIM cards. This dual SIM operation lets users use two services at once without needing to carry two different phones. Dual SIM devices are very popular in emerging markets, which is probably where we’ll find Moneypenny (aka the Lumia 630 and 635) offered. Now we’ve got a rumored screenshot of the display.
So far Moneypenny has been spotted in India for testing and is expected to pack a 4.5-inch display. If the designated as the Lumia 630/635 didn’t give away the price, maybe the actual price will. It’s expected to go for about $130 when it launches.
Check out the screenshot above and you’ll see a few interesting things, but let’s focus on the two most obvious. First off, you’ll see two signal indicators in the status bar, indicating this is indeed a dual SIM phone. Second, you’ll see virtual on-screen buttons for the OS (back, Start, search) “hardware” buttons instead of the normal capacitive ones. That’s a feature expected in Windows Phone 8.1, so we might not see Moneypenny until after Windows Phone 8.1 is announced and/or launches.