This space was left unused for a long time, the world is converging towards full touch phones and S40 devices were left out in this game until now. These devices ie, the Asha 306, 305 & 311 are aimed at connecting the next billion, which is what Nokia’s vision is.

The overall UI gives you a feel of how this OS which was first made only for feature phones are now taking on the smartphones straight! Watch the video demo below to know more.

Some of the new additions to the S40 touch UI or what Nokia calls it the S40 Asha OS, includes Android like pull-down notification bar, which lets you:

  • see if you have missed calls or unread messages
  • change the profile, for example, to silence your phone
  • open the music player, for example, to pause the currently playing song
  • open or close mobile data internet connections
  • check for Wi-Fi networks, and connect to them
  • switch Bluetooth on or off

Not just that, you can have upto three homescreens – “My screen” for favorites, contacts and shortcuts,  “App screen”, and the “Dialler screen”, which is customizable and can be replaced with music player or radio.

 

Nokia Asha 305 with Dual SIM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Y4jCMEP3hNk

Nokia Asha 305 features our cloud-accelerated Nokia Browser, making surfing the internet up to 3x faster and up to 85% cheaper. The 3″ display, easy Swap dual SIM technology. Wifi, bluetooth. Expandable memory support for upto 32GB. 2MP camera. An exclusive gift of 40 free games from EA, comes with Nokia Store, Preloaded with social networks and Nokia Maps.

Nokia Asha 306

This is the single-sim version of Asha 305.

Nokia Asha 311

Features everything that Asha 305 does additionally, features a 3″screen, 3G, 3.2 MP camera, all these powered by a 1GHz processor.

The Nokia Asha 305 – 63 euros / 85 USD, available in Q2 2012, Nokia Asha 306 – 68 euros / 93 USD, available in Q3 2012, Nokia Asha 311 – 92 euros / 121 USD, available in Q3 2012.

Find out more at http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phones-catalogue/

 

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