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Nokia Asha- Four New S40 Phones

Nokia has announced four new Series 40(S40) phones today at Nokia World 2011- Asha 200, Asha 201, Asha 300, Asha 303.

Nokia Asha 303

The Nokia Asha 303 has a 2.6″ capacitive touch screen with a QWERTY keypad.

There is a 1Ghz processor, 3G, WLAN and a 5MP camera on the back. The Asha 303 comes preinstalled with Angry Birds Lite and supports Facebook Chat, Whatsapp messaging and the latest release of Nokia Maps for Series 40 (in selected markets).

The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 303 will be approximately 115 EUR(RM502), excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Key features: 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and 1 GHz processor. Full QWERTY keypad. Display: 2.6-inch QVGA, up to 262k colors, capacitive touch. Readable in direct sunlight. Stereo FM Radio and Internet Radio, 47 hours music playback. 3.2 megapixel camera. Dimensions: 116.5 x 55.7 x 13.9mm. Weight: 97g. Standby time: 30 days. Talk time: 7 hours. Colors: red, graphite, silver white, aqua, green, purple.

Nokia Asha 300

The Asha 300 offers a 1GHz processor and 3G connectivity and it is a touchscreen device with keypad. Preloaded with the popular Angry Birds game, the Nokia Asha 300 comes with a 5 megapixel camera, a music player, FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity and can handle memory cards up to 32GB.

The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 300 will be approximately 85 EUR(RM371), excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Key Features: 3G, HSPA  Quadband and 1GHz processor. Touch interface with keypad. Display: 2.4-inch resistive  touch display, with 262k colors. 5-megapixel camera with video recording at up to 25 fps. Stereo FM radio and MP3 music player. Angry Birds pre-installed. Dimensions: 112.8 x 49.5 x 12.7mm. Weight: 85g. Standby time: 22 days. Talk time: 4.3 hours. Colors:graphite, night Shade, gold, white silver, pink and red.

Nokia Asha 200

The Nokia Asha 200 is a dual SIM phone with Easy Swap functionality, allowing consumers to easily change their second SIM without switching the device off. The QWERTY phone is integrated  with social networking, email and IM, adding RenRen, Orkut and Flickr support. There is support for 32 GB memory cards and the Asha 200 offers an amazing 52-hour playback time.

The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 200 will be approximately 60 EUR(RM262), excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Key Features: Dual SIM with Easy Swap and SIM manager to personalize up to five SIM cards. Full QWERTY keypad. High performing loudspeakers, enhanced stereo FM radio, FM Recording (where permitted), 52 hours of music playback. 2-megapixel camera with 4X zoom. Dimensions: 115.5 x 61.1 x 14 mm. Weight: 105g. Standby time: 36 days. Talk time:7 hours

Nokia Asha 201

The Nokia Asha 201 is single SIM device and offers great music features including a high performing loudspeaker, enhanced stereo FM radio and ringtone tuning.

Asha 200 supports up to 32 GB memory cards and provides a battery for 52 hours of music playback time. The Nokia Asha 201 also supports push email as well as the popular Whatsapp messaging app.

The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 201 will be approximately 60 EUR(RM262), excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the first quarter of 2012.

Key Features: Full QWERTY keypad. One-click access to social networking, email, Nokia Messaging, Whatsapp and Facebook chat. High performing loudspeakers, enhanced stereo FM radio, FM Recording (where permitted) 2-megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom. Access to Webapps. Display: 2.4-inch QVGA, up to 262k colors. Dimensions: 115.4 x 61.1 x 14 mm. Weight: 105g. Standby time: 35 days. Talk time: 7 hours.

 

Stay tuned to MalaysianWireless.com for the details on local availability/pricing of Nokia Asha(s) in Malaysia.

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