Nokia has launched two new phones from its Asha series- Asha 308 and Asha 309.

The dual-SIM touchscreen phones will come at a retail price for about USD 99, excluding taxes and subsidies and are expected to ship in the fourth quarter this year.

Nokia Asha 308 key specifications
– Nokia OS
– 3-inch WVGA capacitive touch display with 400×240 pixel resolution
– Dual-SIM
– 2MP camera
– Bluetooth 3.0connectivity
– 1110mAh
– 64MB internal storage, expandable upto 3GB via microSD
– FM Radio with RDS

Nokia Asha 309 key specifications
– Nokia OS
– 3-inch WVGA capacitive touch display with 400×240 pixel resolution
– 2MP camera
– WiFi and Bluetooth
– 1110mAh
– 64MB internal storage, expandable upto 3GB via microSD
– FM Radio with RDS

 

The Nokia Asha 309 is the single SIM variant with additional Wi-Fi support, while the Asha 308 is a dual-SIM device (Bluetooth only) featuring Nokia’s Easy Swap technology that enables users to switch between multiple SIM cards quickly and easily without  having to remove the battery or turn off the phone.

Like the older Asha 311 and 305, these phones will also come with 40 premium EA games, Facebook and Twitter integration, the Nokia Messaging Service and video streaming through the browser from sites like YouTube.

Apart from the new Asha devices, Nokia also released a new version of the Nokia Xpress Browser, which offers up to 90% more efficient mobile browsing and faster access to rich web applications compared to conventional browsers.

Nokia also introduced the Nokia Life+ web app that allows users to access content ranging from education and health to infotainment as well. Nokia Life+ is available in English across 18 countries, with local versions coming to India, China and Indonesia in the fourth quarter of this year. Nokia Life+ can be accessed through the Nokia Xpress Browser or the Nokia Store.

Additionally, the Nokia Nearby web app also debuted that helps people discover new places by searching nearby locations and presenting the options on a map. The service is available via the Nokia Xpress Browser or as a feature within Nokia Maps.

The company also launched the Nokia Xpress Web App Builder, a new web-based tool that makes it even easier to build new applications. Publishers can use this tool to create web apps for Asha Touch devices and even novices can turn their web content into a fun and sophisticated web app for Nokia consumers.

 

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