Nokia has recently launched Nokia 808 PureView in India. India is one of the luckiest country to receive that beast early.
IBN Live has recently reported that India is going to receive Nokia Lumia 900 soon. Nokia Lumia 900 is a high end Windows Phone device with 4.3″ AMOLED CBD, powerful 1.4GHz CPU, 8MP dual LED camera and with a front camera also.
With high end phones, low end phones are also coming to India. Nokia’s Asha series is meant for low budget phones that can help everybody connect with the Internet. Nokia Asha 305 and 311 are also coming to India. Low end Windows Phone device, Nokia Lumia 610, will also hit the Indian market soon.
Source: IBN Live
Today Nokia has announced three more Asha devices to further expand the affordable Asha series. This time we are talking about three brand new full touch phones. Yes, that’s right full touch S40 phones.
Nokia Asha 311
The most powerful of the bunch is the Asha 311 pictured above which sports a 3 inch LCD QVGA(320x240px) capacitive display powered by a 1GHz CPU. The connectivity features include Bluetooth, 3.5G and WiFi b/g. It also supports AV output trough the 3.5mm jack port. The Asha 311 has a 256MB internal user memory and supports micro-SD cards up to 32GB. Photography is handled by a 3.2MP fixed focus snapper.
Check out the video below for a preview of the Asha 311.
Nokia Asha 306
The Asha 306 pictured above sports a 3 inch LCD QVGA(320x240px) capacitive display but the CPU specs are still unknown. The connectivity features include Bluetooth, 2G(no 3G unfortunately) but now WiFi. It also supports AV output trough the 3.5mm jack port. The Asha 306 has a 64MB internal user memory and supports micro-SD cards up to 32GB. Photography is handled by a 2MP fixed focus snapper.
Check out the video below for a preview of the Asha 306.
Nokia Asha 305
The Asha 305 is the dual SIM version of the 306 so the specs are the same. The Asha 305 uses the easy swap SIM capability.
Check out the video below for a preview of the Asha 306
All three phones come with Nokia Maps and Nokia Life preinstalled and will benefit from a launch offer of 40 Electronic Arts games for free.
The new touch based Asha OS features a pull-down notification area just like Belle and the input is handled by a QWERTY on-screen keyboard available in both portrait and landscape orientations.
First of all let’s see the specs.
|Micro-SD||up to 32GB|
|Primary||3.2MP 2048×1536 pixels, no flash|
|Technology||TFT, 256K colors|
|USB on the go||Yes|
|Radio||Stereo FM with RDS|
As you can see, the specs are very impressive for a feature phone, rivaling some of the early Symbian devices with 128MB of RAM and the 1GHz CPU. My guess is the Asha 302 could have ran Symbian S60v3 without a hassle, but since Nokia is ditching Symbian, S40 will have to do.
A couple weeks ago, Tom from Nokia Connects made an offer that a Nokia blogger as myself just could not pass: trial a Nokia Asha 302 and use it as my main phone for a week. Me and three other guys took the offer and so the #SmartphoneLiteWeek has begun. I decided to write a daily post describing how I got along with the Asha on my personal blog, and now I’m gonna tell you the whole story here on NokiaTips.
Nokia Asha 300 is finally available in India from online retailer Flipkart. Nokia announced the Series 40 device at the Nokia World 2011 last year and launched in India in December. It is powered by a 1 Ghz processor and has 3G capability. It has 2.4-inch (320 x 240 pixels) resistive touch display. It has 5MP camera with video recording at 25 fps and has 32GB expandable memory. It also comes with Nokia Music Unlimited, DRM free Music service with 3 months free subscription. It is 12.7mm thick and weighs 85g.
It has faster access to messaging, email and instant messaging. Other features include 3G, HSPA Quadband, WiFi, Stereo FM radio and MP3 music player. It has upgraded Nokia Browser gives you swipe access to apps, music or games from the Nokia Store. It comes with 1,110 mAh battery that offers up to 7h talk time and 550h standby.
The Asha Nokia 300 is available from Flipkart in India for Rs. 6,835.