MWC 2012: Nokia Asha 302, 202 and 203 hands-on

Nokia has officially presented three new S40 phones from the Asha series at MWC 2012: the Asha 302, Asha 202 and Asha 203.

The most interesting of them is the Asha 302, which comes with a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4 inch landscape QVGA touchscreen display. Powered by a 1GHz single core processor, the Asha 302 is presented as being faster than lots of low-end Androids.

The 302 is the first S40 phone to integrate Microsoft Mail for Exchange. Its other features include: HSPA 14.4Mbps, Wi-Fi 803.11b/g/n, 3.2MP rear camera, Nokia Life Tools, Nokia Money, push email, Facebook Chat and WhatsApp, Nokia Browser with WebApps, Stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5mm headset jack, and MicroSD card support (up to 32GB).

The Asha 302 feels good in hand, it’s well-built, and will likely be a hot seller in emerging markets. It should start shipping now for €95 (about $128) before taxes and subsidies. It will be available in several color versions, including blue, red, white and grey.

The Nokia Asha 202 and 203 look the same an share the same features, the sole difference being that the 202 is a dual SIM phone (with an easy swap feature). Other than that, here’s what they offer:

  • 2.4 inch QVGA resistive touchscreen
  • GPRS / EDGE connectivity (there’s no 3G)
  • 40 EA games for free (valued at €75) – you can download them in the first 60 days of ownership
  • Nokia Browser
  • Nokia Life
  • Nokia Messaging Service 3.2:
  • Nokia Social 2.0 (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr Image Upload)
  • Stereo FM radio
  • 2MP camera
  • MicroSD card support (up to 32GB)

The Nokia Asha 202 and 203 will cost €60 (about $80) each. They should become available starting next month (March).

Author: Florin

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