Nokia Asha 200, Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 300 and Nokia Asha 303 blurs the line between smartphones and regular phones: Touch screen, QWERTY-keyboard, applications from the online shop Nokia Store, quick and easy access to the Internet, integration with social networks, sharing instant messaging, e-mail.
Asha-family mobiles on S40 platform designed to attract “more than one billion” people who want to always be online, but for some reason are not able to afford to spend money on smart phones.
All four of Asha-new items are made in a polycarbonate enclosure. Built-in Web browser Nokia Browser provides cloud data compression up to 90%, thus saving bandwidth. A popular toy Angry Birds has finally come to the platform S40.
“Dvuhsimochny” phone Nokia Asha 200 supports the possibility of “hot” replacement SIM cards without turning off the machine. Nokia Asha Asha 201 is a modification of the 200 with the support of only one SIM card. The first mobile phone will be available in the fourth quarter of this year, the second – in the first quarter of 2012, its retail price is exhibited in the 60 euro (85 dollars) before taxes. Colors to choose from: pink, aqua, light green, blue, orange, black, white and pale pink.
Specifications of Nokia Asha 200 and 201 are as follows: 2.4-inch touch screen 240×320, physical QWERTY-keyboard, communication, GSM / GPRS / EDGE 900/1800 and Bluetooth 2.1, rear 2-megapixel camera with video recording in a tiny resolution 176×144 pixels, FM-radio plus RDS, music player, 32 MB RAM, 10 MB of internal flash memory plus a microSD-slot card with a maximum capacity of 32GB, slot microUSB.Autonomy declared within 7 hours of talk time and 888 hours standby. The shell thickness – 14 mm, weight – 105 g.
Nokia Asha 300 with a physical numeric keypad, and resistive touch screen 2.4-inch 240×320 received a 1-GHz processor and communications support 3G HSPA. Its rear 5-megapixel camera can shoot VGA-video. RAM is 128 MB. Flash memory capacity 140 MB supported microSD-slot. Of the others: Bluetooth 2.1 and FM-radio plus RDS.Autonomy is declared at 6.9 hours talk time and 550 hours of standby in GSM-networks and the corresponding 4.3 h and 597 h in 3G-networks. The thickness of the phone – 12.7 mm, weight – ’85
Nokia Asha 303 develops the previous model, differing from Asha 300 2.6-inch capacitive touch screen and physical QWERTY-keyboard and module Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, but instead, the camera unit lost in the resolution, becoming 3.2 – MP, and the amount of internal flash memory dropped to 100 MB. Autonomy is expected within 8.2 hours talk time and 731 hours of standby in GSM-networks and the corresponding 7.2 h and 857 h in 3G-networks. The thickness of the phone – 13.9 mm, weight – ’99
Nokia Asha 300 will be in stores at a price of 85 euros ($ 120) excluding taxes in the fourth quarter, but then sees the light and Nokia Asha 303 with an estimated cost of 115 euros (160 dollars) – both models come in black or red colors.