Nokia Shows Off Two New Mid-Range Touchscreen Phones
Published on: 25th Sep 2012
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By: Ian Mansfield
Nokia today unveiled the Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309 the latest additions to the Asha Touch family of mobile devices.
The Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309 are 2G-enabled devices featuring a 3.0'' WQVGA capacitive display, multiple home screens, stereo radio, loud speakers and up to 32GB microSD card support. The Nokia Asha 309 is the single SIM variant with Wi-Fi, while the Nokia Asha 308 is a dual SIM device.
"Our innovative Asha Touch family of devices is designed for people who want a great smartphone experience with lower running costs," said Timo Toikkanen, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia. "By introducing the Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309, we're expanding our affordable smartphone lineup and bringing new mobile experiences to more people."
Nokia estimates the retail price for the Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309 to be about US$99, excluding taxes and subsidies, with shipping expected to start in the fourth quarter 2012.
The phones also come with 40 EA games, social features such as standalone Facebook and Twitter clients, the Nokia Messaging Service, and video streaming through the browser from sites like YouTube - a first within the Asha Touch range.