The Asha range of mobile phones is all set to welcome new contenders into its family – the touch-based Nokia Asha 305, Asha 306 and Asha 311. These devices will be made available in different shades and should facilitate swift web browsing and social networking on the move.
These phones claim to offer smartphone-like experiences, while doing away with battery life-related woes and at the same time cutting back on data costs. Nokia Browser 2.0 is responsible for reducing the data consumption by up to 90 percent as it utilizes the cloud technology for a faster experience. Moreover, as many as 40 EA games will be available for download from these Asha handsets, free of cost.
“By introducing the Asha Touch phones to the market, we’re accelerating our commitment to connect the next billion consumers. These phones deliver on what young, urban people value most – a great-looking device; and an intuitive and affordable experience for connecting to the internet, to their friends, and to a world of entertainment, web apps and content,” commented Mary T. McDowell, Nokia’s executive vice president for Mobile Phones.
The Asha 311 dons a scratch-resistant capacitive touchscreen complete with polarization filters on the front panel, and its rear side sports a 3.2MP camera. It has been pre-loaded with Nokia Maps, 15 levels of Angry Birds, a social client for websites like Facebook and Twitter in addition to messaging services like WhatsApp. It acquires multitasking properties from a 1GHz processor.
The dual SIM Nokia 305 with the Easy Swap feature wears a 3-inch WQVGA resistive multi-touch display. This Bluetooth enabled device is armed with a 2MP camera and extends support to Dual Band connectivity. Meanwhile, the Asha 306 is the single SIM version of 305 and is believed to be the most affordable Wi-Fi handset from the Finnish manufacturer.
The Nokia Asha 305 price reads at €63 and it will be made available in Q2 2012. The Asha 306 and Asha 311 prices are €68 and €92, respectively and they will start shipping in the third quarter.