Nokia launches new Asha smartphones: Nokia Asha 308 and Asha 309

Hello folks

Today, Nokia, expanding their Asha Touch smartphones range, launched two new handsets- The Nokia Asha 308 and the Nokia Asha 309.

The new devices offer a fluid ‘swipe’ user interface and an open environment for third-party app development – characteristics that have earned the complete Asha Touch range full smartphone classification from global market research companies and analysts such as GfK and IDC.

The Asha 308 and Asha 309 feature 3-inch, scratch-resistant, capacitive touchscreens, a 2-megapixel camera, powerful built-in speakers and the fun-to-use Asha Touch operating system.

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Nokia now officially calls the new S40 UI the ‘Swipe’ interface, which is ofcourse, inspired from the UI of MeeGo Harmattan (Nokia N9).

These new phones have all the features which were there in the previous Asha touch phones (Asha 305, 306 & 311), plus these phones are now a lot smoother than before (compared to the Asha 305 and 306, which are the Resistive touch based phones) with the 3 inch Capacitive touches.

And not to forget about the Nokia perks these phones comes with, such as the all new Nokia Xpress Browser which loads the webpages 3x faster than any other browsers, Nokia Maps, Nokia Music Unlimited subscription of 3 Months for FREE, 40 EA Games for FREE downloadable within the 60 days of the purchase, etc. These phones offers true value for money.

Take a look at the video demoing these new Asha phones:-

Hands-On video by Engadget

Specifications:-

  • Nokia Asha 308
  1. 2 Mp Camera
  2. 3 inch, 400×240 pixels, LCD Transmissive, Capacitive Touch screen
  3. Dual SIM with Easy Swap support
  4. Bluetooth 3.0
  5. Fast Internet browsing with Nokia Xpress Browser
  6. 64 MB internal memory, expandable upto 32 GB
  7. BL-4U 1110 mAh Battery, 510 h of Standby (2g) and 6h of talk time (2g)
  8. Nokia Series 40 Operating System with Swipe Interface
  9. Navigation Services with Nokia Maps.
  10. Nokia Music Unlimited, 40 FREE EA Games
  • Nokia Asha 309:-
  1. 2 MP Camera
  2. 3 inch, 400×240 pixels, LCD Transmissive, Capacitive Touch Screen
  3. WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0
  4. Fast internet browsing with new Nokia Xpress Browser
  5. BL-4U 1110 mAh Battery, 650 h Standby, 6h talk time (2G)
  6. 64 MB internal memory, expandable upto 32 GB
  7. Navigation Services with Nokia Maps
  8. Nokia Music Unlimited, 40 FREE EA Games

So these were the new Nokia Asha devices. Nokia has priced them very affordably for the consumers.

The new models are Nokia’s most affordable capacitive touchscreen devices to date. Nokia estimates the retail price for the Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309 to be about USD 99, excluding taxes and subsidies, with shipping expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2012.

USD 99 means Rs. 5300 INR which is VERY afforadable.

Check out complete specifications of the phones here- Asha 308, Asha 309

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