Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Nokia Introduces Asha 310 With Dual-Sim & WiFi Support

Nokia has unveiled it’s latest pocket-friendly smartphone for the emerging markets- the Asha 310 at a price of $102 (Rs 5,494) and the smartphone will go on sale sometime later in March. The Nokia Asha 310 is the first phone in the Asha range to sport dual-SIM card slots as well as Wi-Fi support.

 The Nokia Asha 310 boasts of a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen display that has a resolution of 400 x 240 pixels and a 2 megapixel primary camera, but sadly, there’s no front camera on the smartphone. The Asha 310 comes with 128MB of internal storage which can be expanded using a micro-SD card. Nokia also plans  to bundle 2GB and 4GB micro-SD cards along with the smartphone in select markets.

Along with Wi-Fi, the Nokia Asha 310 also features Bluetooth 3.0 for connectivity, and according to the company the smartphone can give up to 17 hours of talktime or 25 days of standby. The smartphone also offers some other neat features as it offers 40 free game titles from EA, Nokia Maps, Nokia Store, Nokia Xpress Browser which enhances the browsing speed on slow internet connections, etc. Other key features of the Asha 310 include a scratch less capacitive display
The low-cost Asha range of smartphones have helped Nokia to stay afloat in the smartphone space as the Asha smartphones have seen tremendous sales in the emerging markets like India. Last month, Nokia announced it’s Q4 2012 results in which, the company said that it had sold 9.3 million Asha phones in the fourth quarter. Hoping to continue the trend with Nokia Asha 310, the company said that the new phone would go on sale in Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil some later in Q1 2012 and the color options on the device would include- Black, White and Golden light. Nokia says that its has sold 16 million Asha device, across 14 devices and in India the Nokia store sees 80 million downloads per week. 

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