Nokia unveils Asha 311, 305 and 306 touch phones


Nokia announced the new Asha phones series – Asha 305, Asha 306 and Asha 311. Asha phones are  based on S40 operating system with smartphone-like experience  and larger battery life. The Nokia Asha 305 is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2012, while the Asha 306 and Asha 311 will arrive in the third quarter of 2012.

“The Nokia Asha 305 and Nokia Asha 311 will provide the Indian consumer with full touch capabilities at new price points and also deliver attractive and intuitive experience for connecting to the internet, to their friends, and to a world of entertainment, web apps and content. We believe the Nokia’s Chennai manufacturing unit has been instrumental in helping us deliver on our commitment to connect the next billion of consumers by helping us meet the increasing demand for the Asha series of devices,” said D Shivakumar, Senior Vice President, IMEA, Nokia.

Nokia Asha 311

The Nokia Asha 311 has a 3-inch  capacitive touch screen Polarized display for better readability in sunlight with 240 x 320 pixels resolution. It has a 1GHz processor, which makes the device pretty fast for a basic feature phone. The device has built-in storage of 256MB, with100MB free user memory and  support up to 32GB via microSD card  The device also features a 3.2 MP camera and pre-installedNokia Maps.

The device comes pre-bundled with 15-level version of Angry Birds and with global social networks such as Facebook and Twitter social apps and also comes with 40 Free EA games such as Tetris, Bejeweled, Need for Speed The Run and Fifa 2012. It also has WhatsApp preloaded.

For connectivity, the device supports HSPA, Bluetooth 2.1 and USB 2.0. The device  takes full advantage of the Nokia Browser 2.0, which uses Nokia’s cloud technology to reduce data consumption by up to 90 percent The device is available in multiple colours – Dark Grey, Rose Red, Blue, Brown and Sand White. Check out full specifications of the Nokia Asha 311 here..

The device will be priced at EUR 92, which is roughly Rs. 6,367.

Nokia Asha 305

The Nokia Asha 305 is a dual-SIM phone with a 3-inch WQVGA resistive touch screen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution. It has a 2MP camera. It  runs on Nokia Asha OS with Swipe Interface.It has 10MB internal user memory and supports up to 32GB Micro SD memory card. It is 12.8mm thick and weighs 98.3g. The device comes with a 110 mAh battery, which is rated to deliver 14 hours of talk time and 528 hours on standby mode. The device comes with Nokia Maps and the Nokia Browser 2.0. Check out full specifications of Nokia Asha 305 here.

The device is priced at EUR 63, which is about Rs. 4,360

Nokia Asha 306

The Asha 306 is the sister device to the Asha 305. The device features  same configuration as of Asha 305.  In addition the Nokia Asha 306 has  WLAN, enabling users to stay connected while on the move. It also supports video streaming through both GPRS and WLAN. Both the phones Asha 305 and Asha 306 come with Music Player, FM Radio, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, Micro USB 2.0 with USB charging and 3.5 mm audio jack.

Check out full specifications of Nokia Asha 306 here.

The device is priced at EUR 68, which is nearly Rs. 4,706.

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