All of the three new feature phones run Nokia’s Series 40 operating system and are key in Nokia’s strategy to connect what the company is calling the “next billion” – essentially those people in developing countries who don’t have access to the world wide web while on the move.
Nokia Asha 302
The Nokia Asha 302 (below) is the most interesting of the three new phones with a full QWERTY keyboard and the fist Series 40 phone to support Mail for Exchange, giving you access to your mail, contacts and calendar on an exchange server.
The phone, which is available now, is powered by a 1GHz processor, supports 3.5G data speeds and best of all it only costs €95.
Nokia Asha 202 and Asha 203
The two lower tier candybar feature phones announced today by Nokia look identical with numeric keypads sitting below a 2.4in resistive touchscreen. Again both will run Series 40 but unlike their QWERTY-keyboard sibling, these phones are strictly 2G devices.
The Asha 202 (above) offers dual-SIM capability and the ability to save settings for up to five SIM cards, if that’s what you are into. Both come with a 2 megapixel camera, music player, FM radio, Nokia Browser, Bluetooth and microSD card slots capable of supporting up to 32GB.
These phones are expected to ship in Q2 of 2012 and will both cost €60, a new low price point for a touchscreen device according to Nokia.
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