Nokia is staging a come back with its Asha series phones. Aimed at the next billion, Nokia’s Asha series phones are carefully crafted and intellegently targeted phones. Nokia Asha 200 and Nokia Asha 201 are the low-end phones with Nokia 200 being a dual SIM phone. Nokia 300 and Nokia 303 are semi-smartphones with touch screen and QWERTY keypads.
Given the broadband and mobile connectivity of the emerging economies like India, Nokia has taken great care in designing the browser in the Asha series. Nokia Browser uses cloud-based servers, compresses the data by 90% to bring Internet at very low speeds.
Nokia Browser will also show the amount of data used which will help you in rationing your Internet usage. It is available in 87 languages.
Nokia Asha 200
Nokia Asha 200 is a Dual SIM phone which can be save 5 user profiles (or 5 SIM profiles). It has a 2 MP camera, and can read up to 32 GB memory. Apps like eMail, Social Networking, RenRen, Orkut and Flickr should keep the users busy and make the Nokia 200 a very good smarter phone.
Bluetooth and FM radio are on-board. There’s no 3G and no WiFi on Nokia 200.
Asha 200 gives 7 hours of talk time, 36 hours of standby time and 52 hours of music time.
Nokia Asha 200 India price : Rs. 4740
Nokia Asha 201
Nokia Asha 201 is the single SIM version of Asha 200 with another subtle difference : The extra SIM made way for a louder speaker and a better FM radio. Everything else remains the same.
Nokia 201 has a 2 MP camera, and can read up to 32 GB memory. Bluetooth and FM radio are on-board. There’s no 3G and no WiFi on Nokia 201.
Nokia 201 also has one-click access to social networking, email, Nokia Messaging, Whatsapp and Facebook chat. Asha 201 gives 7 hours of talk time, 36 hours of standby time and 52 hours of music time.
Nokia Asha 201 India price : Rs. 4740
Nokia Asha 300
Nokia Asha 300 is the touchscreen boy. Sporting a regular keypad and 2.4 inch resistive touch screen, Asha 300’s most impresive feature isn’t the screen but its 1 GHz processor and 5 MP camera.
Nokia Asha 300 is a 3G phone with Bluetooth, FM Radio and Music player. Asha 300 promises a 47 hours of music play back, 7 hours talk time and 550 hours of standby time. It doesn’t have WiFi but has Angry Birds pre-installed.
Nokia Asha 300 India price is : Rs.5500*
Nokia Asha 303
Nokia Asha 303 is the smarter version of Asha 300. Unlike 300, Asha 303 comes with a 2.6 inch capacitive touch screen. It is still powered with the 1 GHz processor you saw on Nokia 300 and slightly downgraded camera of 3.2 MP camera.
Asha 303 comes with 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth.
Asha 303 promises a 47 hours of music play back, 8 hours talk time and 30 days of standby time. Angry Birds is pre-installed.
Nokia Asha 303 India Price : Rs. 9000
Note : The price of 300 and 303 are tentative.