Friday, September 28, 2012

Nokia Asha 308 and 309 Offered For Emerging Markets

Nokia Asha 308
Nokia Asha 308
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Two new additions to the Asha lineup of Nokia were unveiled recently, the Nokia Asha 308 and 309. The two new capacitive touchscreen handsets are set to be offered at around $99 when they are released by the fourth quarter of the year.

The new Asha handsets of Nokia will reportedly be offered for customers in the emerging markets.

The Nokia Asha 308 and 309 feature a three-inch touch screen and 2MP camera at the back. These two new handset offerings of Nokia will use the Series 40 OS of Nokia instead of the Windows Phone OS of Microsoft.

Although the Nokia Asha 308 and 309 basically look the same, the Nokia Asha 308 offers a built-in dual SIM that will allow users to switch up to five cards. On the other hand, the Nokia Asha 309 only has one SIM.

The Asha lineup of Nokia has allowed the company to build a good following in the emerging markets around the world. Nokia had announced earlier that the sales of the Series 40 handset have reached 1.5 billion units. Despite being left out of the limelight due to the rivalry between Apple and the Android smartphones, Nokia continues to survive. The Lumia lineup of Nokia has not really put up a good challenge to the high-end smartphones in the market including the iPhone of Apple.

Nokia has not shied away from introducing the Asha lineup due to its significance for the company. The company introduced three Nokia Asha devices last June that were price from $81 up to $115.

The Nokia Asha 308 and 309 are 2G-capable devices that offer multiple home screens, loudspeakers, stereo radio, and support for microSD memory card of up to 32GB. Nokia also aims to attract more buyers through the free EA games that come with the purchase of the handsets.

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