Nokia Introduces The New Asha With Swipe Capability

Remember the Asha range? It’s Nokia’s entry / budget range phones. We saw the Nokia 3xx series last year, now the 501 adds a whole lot of improvement.

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– Height: 99.2 mm
– Width: 58 mm
– Thickness: 12.1 mm
– Weight: 98 g
– Display size: 3″ QVGA (320 x 240) | HighColor (18-bit/262k) | Aspect ratio: 4:3 | 133 ppi
– Touch screen technology: Capacitive two-point touch
– Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
– Micro SIM (single)
– Charging connectors: 2.0 mm Charging Connector, Micro-USB
– Bluetooth 3.0
– Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g | WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA, WEP, WPA2-Personal
– Data Network
>> GSM network: 1800 MHz, 900 MHz
>> GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
>> GSM max data speed UL: GPRS 85.6 kbps
– Battery capacity: 1200 mAh | Removable
– User data storage: In device, Memory card
– Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
– Maximum memory card size: 32 GB
– 128MB memory

More details at Asha 501 Specifications Page

Below is the video for Nokia Asha 501.

Overall – I’d say this new Asha makes a whole lot more sense. ­čÖé WiFi is good to have on a budget device.

In fact it looks like a shrunken Lumia that works like a shrunken N9. It comes with Fastlane feature that keeps track of recently accessed contacts, social networks and apps. Bundled with this device is EA’s free 40 games offer.

Estimated price of the device – USD 99. Pretty good I must say. We’ll see how it is when the device finally hit our shores.

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