Nokia has expanded its budget Asha range with three new handsets; the Asha 202, 203 and 302.
The Nokia 203 and 203 are cheap Series 40 touchscreen devices, pairing a compact 2.4-inch display with a traditional alphanumeric keypad. Both phones arrive with free downloads of 40 EA games - as long as they’re downloaded within 60 days of buying the handset – as well as a 2 megapixel rear-facing camera, music player, FM radio, Nokia Browser, Bluetooth connectivity and up to 32GB expandable memory. The Asha 202 is dual-SIM handset, while its 203 brother is a single-SIM phone.
The Nokia Asha 302 is a BlackBerry-style QWERTY device aimed at ‘hyper-social’ teens, thanks to its pre-loaded email, Whatsapp and Facebook applications. It also comes equipped with support for Microsoft Exchange email, making it a viable choice for businesspeople too. The Asha 302 also packs a 1GHz processor under the hood, making it “faster than most budget Androids”, and supports 3.5G data speeds.
“Since outlining a new strategy a year ago, we’ve taken significant actions to deliver against it,” said Mary T. McDowell, Nokia’s executive vice president for Mobile Phones. “We’ve been connecting the next billion people to the mobile world and its benefits through contemporary feature phones and internet services. Today, we are taking another step in that direction, with a compelling combination of smarter mobile devices packed with innovative services.”
It’s still unclear whether Nokia’a Asha range will see a release in the UK, but we’ll bring you more details as soon as we get them.