Nokia Announced the Immediate Availability of Nokia Asha range in Kenya

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Nokia yesterday announced the immediate availability of the Nokia Asha range in Kenya. The Nokia Asha 200, Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 302 and Nokia Asha 303.  The launch Event marked what Nokia refers to as The QWERTY Movement,  with Nokia Asha 200, 201 and 302 having QWERTY keypad while Nokia Asha 303 has QWERTY and touch experience

According to Angela Githuthu, Marketing Activation Manager, Nokia East Africa:

Consumers are calling out for the right mix of style and substance. We want to deliver phones that look great, but also give the richest possible experience in calling, texting or browsing the Web. We believe that ‘QWERTY’ is not just a feature, but a movement of expression that opens up communications in different communities, and that is why we are calling on consumers to  join ‘The QWERTY Movement.’”

Nokia Web Browser and Apps

Nokia Asha mobile phones make use of the new Nokia Web browser for Series 40 with up to 90% data compression. The compression means smaller downloads, lower data charges, pages that load fast.

Nokia has incorporated locally relevant apps available with the Asha range of devices including Matatu Mania, Around Me, Nation and the Kenyan Flag 3D Theme.

Estimated retail pricing including local taxes:

Nokia Asha 200:  KES 7,300

Nokia Asha 201: KES 7,300

Nokia Asha 302: KES 10,000

Nokia Asha 303: KES13, 730

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Kennedy Kachwanya
Lead Blogger at Kachwanya.com
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