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Nokia Announces New Asha Line Of Series 40 Handsets

by Emily Price | October 26, 2011October 26, 2011 4:34 am PDT

There are 1.2 billion people in India today; however, there are only 63 million hard internet connections. While there aren’t a lot of internet connections, 850 million people in the country are mobile subscribers.

Today Nokia announced a new Asha line of handsets geared toward emerging markets like India, it hopes to “Bridge the internet divide by connecting people to the internet through the mobile devices.” The word Asha is Hindi for Hope, with the line signifying  “Nokia’s focus on positive user experiences and connecting millions of people to new opportunities that help them reach their aspirations.

Nokia Asha 303

  • 1GHz processor
  • 3G. WLAN
  • 2.6” touchscreen
  • QWERTY keypad
  • Built-in social network support
  • Angry Birds Lite pre-installed
  • 115 EUR, shipping 4th quarter 2011

Nokia Asha 300

  • 1GHz processor
  • 3G
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • Built-in music player
  • FM radio
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Memory card support up to 32GB
  • 85 EUR, shipping 4th quarter 2011

Nokia Asha 200

  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Dual-SIM functionality
  • Integrated social networking
  • Memory card support up to 32GB
  • 52 hours of continuous music playback time
  • 60 EUR, shipping 4th quarter 2011

Nokia Asha 201

  • Single SIM version of Asha 200
    60 EUR, shipping 1st quarter 2012

Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...