Mobile Phones: Nokia Asha
News & Reviews: Nokia Asha
May 10, 2013
It is no secret that Nokia wants to be the top phone maker again, but so far, its attempts at doing so through its Windows Phone Lumia line have been a bit too high-end to gain enough momentum. Realizing this, Nokia have therefore released (yesterday) a touchscreen feature phone in the form of the Nokia Asha 501 complete with its own OS and Apps platform. Built upon the Smarterphone platform, the Asha 501 is not using Symbian, Windows Phone or even Android, but still offers app support for stuff like Facebook, Twitter and even games from Electronic Arts and Gameloft. In short, this is Nokia's plan B while their Plan A Lumia Windows Phone rounds up their two pronged attack to regain the world's phone market share. Due to the Asha 501's USD$99 price point it aptly covers the lower end of the market. When it was released recently in India the Nokia Asha 501 was planned just for areas outside of the US like South East Asia and so forth.
Apr 25, 2013
Recently Nokia had teased something was going to be revealed on Wednesday (24 April 2013) and as many people expected it turned out to be a new addition to the Nokia Asha line, the Nokia Asha 210. While it may be a little less than a new Lumia with a QWERTY keyboard, at least the QWERTY keyboard rumour was confirmed as the Nokia Asha 210 sports a nice little QWERTY keyboard of its own. What sets it apart from the other QWERTY equipped smartphones is that it actually has a dedicated WhatsApp button. While we're not sure if this means you'll get WhatsApp access for Free forever, it is definitely one feature that sets the phone apart.