Nokia Unveils Asha 308, Asha 309 – Full Touch Smartphones

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Nokia today unveiled the Nokia Asha 308 and Asha 309, the latest additions to the Asha Touch family of mobile devices to strengthen its offering for the mass market. The dual SIM Nokia Asha 308 and single SIM Nokia Asha 309 give consumers fast web access at low cost.

The Nokia Asha 308 will come in the Black and the Golden Light colour. The phone features up to 32 GB microSD card support. The Nokia Asha 308 sports a 2 megapixel rear camera, but it has no flash. It has an internal memory of 64 MB.  The Nokia Asha 308 is a dual SIM phone and has a 3″ inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 400×240 pixels.  Nokia Asha 308  features Nokia’s industry-leading Easy Swap technology. Easy Swap enables people to switch between multiple SIM cards quickly and easily to get the best local tariffs without having to remove the battery or turn off the phone.

The Nokia Asha 309 is the single SIM variant with WiFi. It also has a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen. The Nokia Asha 309 also has an internal memory of 64 MB, which is expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card.The Asha 309 also has a 2 megapixel camera.

Both phones run Nokia OS, and come packed with a 1110 mAh battery. The Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309 are said to be Nokia’s most affordable capacitive touchscreen devices to date. The new devices offer a fluid ‘swipe’ user interface and an open environment for third-party application developmen.

Both the phones also come with 40 premium 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.

Nokia also released a new version of Nokia Xpress Browser, which is claimed to enable up to 90 per cent more efficient mobile browsing and faster access to web applications compared to conventional browsers.

In addition to these services, Nokia introduced a new web-based tool that makes it even easier to build new applications. With Nokia Xpress Web App Builder, publishers can create appealing 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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