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Nokia Asha – The new S40 Series phone

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The day when everyone is talking about the Nokia new windows phones, there is something for the low end market and i think this is much better than  some of the series 40 we have seen around here. Nokia announced Nokia Asha with models 300, 303 both touch and type and 200, 201.

Nokia 303

Nokia 303 is a touch and type phone  powered by a 1 Ghz processor. There is  3.2MP camera at the back of the device and images can be shared via the integrated social client.  Great, but I have never liked social cliet application. It is kinder heavy and slow down the nokia phones.

The phone will be available in Red , Graphit , White , Aqua , Green , Purple

Other Features:

WiFi, Bluetooth and 1 GHz processor.

QWERTY keypad.

Display: 2.6-inch QVGA, up to 262k colors, capacitive touch.

Stereo FM Radio and Internet Radio, 47 hours music playback.

3.2 megapixel camera.

Dimensions: 116.5 x 55.7 x 13.9mm. Weight: 97g.

Time-Standby time: 30 days. Talk time: 7 hours.

Nokia 300

Another  new S40 touch and type phone , Nokia Asha 300  is powered by a 1 Ghz processor . Don’t worry it has 3G just like 303 , plus a 2.4-inch resistive touch display. The big difference with 303 I think is the camera. It has 5MP camera with video recording at 25 fps . Quite noticeable is the 32GB expandable memory.

The phone is equipped with the new Nokia browser and  preloaded with games such as  Angry Birds Lite. The Nokia 300 comes in graphite, night Shade, gold, white silver, pink and red colors.

Other features include 

 3G, HSPA  Quadband,

Stereo FM radio and MP3 music player.

Cost — €85 (Around Ksh 12K.)

Nokia 200

The Nokia Asha 200  Nokia’s latest dual SIM phone with Easy Swap functionality, allowing consumers to easily change their second SIM without switching the device off.

The Nokia Asha 200 features integrated social networking, email and IM, adding RenRen, Orkut and Flickr support. Another good one,  expandable 32 GB memory size. And it  provides a battery for  52-hour playback time. That is amazing.

The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 200 will be approximately 60 EUR (around Ksh. 8,386)

It is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Nokia 201

The single SIM version of the Nokia Asha 200. The Nokia Asha 201 has great music features including a high performing loudspeaker, enhanced stereo FM radio and ringtone tuning.  It supports up to 32 GB memory cards and provides a battery for 52 hours of music playback time. The Nokia Asha 201 also supports push email as well as the popular Whatsapp messaging app. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 201 will be approximately 60 EUR  (around Ksh. 8,386)

 

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