Nokia has officially announced a new member of its Asha family: the Asha 310 – which looks exactly like the Asha 308 and Asha 309 unveiled in September 2012.
According to Nokia, the 310 is its “first smartphone to offer both Dual-SIM and Wi-Fi together.” Of course, calling it a smartphone is a bit exaggerated, since we’re only taking about an S40 Touch device here.
The Asha 310 features a 3 inch display with 400 x 240 pixels, Nokia Xpress browser, Nokia Maps, 40 free EA games, Facebook, Twitter and eBuddy apps, 3.5mm headset jack, 2MP rear camera, a 2GB or 4GB memory card pre-installed, and a battery that can provide a talk-time of up to 17 hours, or a stand-by time of up to 24 days. The handset doesn’t have 3G connectivity, weighs 103.7 grams, and measures 109.9 x 54 x 13 mm.
Nokia will sell the Asha 310 starting this quarter for around $102 (€76) before taxes and subsidies. The handset will be available in Asia, the Middle East, Brazil and Africa.
The Finnish company shipped 9.3 million Asha phones around the world in Q4 2012, and it’s probably going to do better this quarter and throughout 2013.
Later this month (at MWC 2013), Nokia might announce new Windows Phone 8 devices, possibly including the Lumia 1000 (which should habe a PureView camera).
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