The Lumia 800 and 710 weren’t the only new devices unveiled earlier today during Nokia World. The Finnish company hasn’t forgotten its featurephones division, which has announced no less than four new handsets today.
These S40-based devices focus on connecting the next billion internet users, something which has become one of Nokia’s main targets over the past years. It goes without saying that all of these handsets will be cheap, and they’re aimed mostly at developing markets. All of the new S40 offerings share the Asha brand, which is derived from the Hindi word for hope.
The Nokia Asha 303 combines a touchscreen with a full physical QWERTY keyboard. It has a 2.6-inch 320×240 capacitive touchscreen, a 1 GHz processor, a 3.2 MP EDOF camera, 100 MB of user accessible storage, microSD card support, HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 1,300 mAh battery. It comes with Nokia’s Opera Mini-like data-compressing Web browser preinstalled, Flash Lite 3, Nokia Store, a Social client for Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Orkut, and, wait for it… Angry Birds!
The Nokia Asha 303 will become available before the end of the year for €115 before taxes and subsidies.
The Nokia Asha 300 is another ‘touch&type’ device, only unlike the 303 it has a T9-style numpad, and not a full physical QWERTY. Some people still prefer this type of phone keypad, so this is for them.
The Nokia Asha 300 has a 2.4-inch 240×320 resistive touchscreen, a 1 GHz processor, a 5 MP EDOF camera with video recording, 140 MB of user accessible built-in storage, microSD card support, 10.2 Mbps HSDPA, 2 Mbps HSUPA, Bluetooth, FM radio, and a 1,110 mAh battery.
The Nokia Asha 300 comes with Nokia Store, Nokia Life Tools, Nokia Money, Nokia Messaging, Nokia Browser, and Angry Birds preinstalled. The Nokia Asha 300 will be available later this year for €85 before taxes and subsidies.
The Nokia Asha 200 and Asha 201 are basically the same device, with one difference. The 200 has dual-SIM support, whereas the 201 doesn’t. Both phones have a 2.4-inch display, a full physical QWERTY keyboard, bold color choices, GSM/EDGE network support, 10 MB of built-in storage, microSD card support, Bluetooth, a 2 MP camera with video recording, and a 1,430 mAh battery. They come with a myriad of Nokia apps and services preinstalled too. The Nokia Asha 200 supports hot-swapping of SIM cards.
Both the Nokia Asha 200 and the Nokia Asha 201 will cost €60 before taxes and subsidies. The Nokia Asha 200 will be available this year. The Nokia Asha 201 will be out in early 2012.
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