Nokia introduces its range of new Asha entry-level mobile phones that offers full touch experience at a budget price point. The new handsets include Asha 305, 306 and 311, all running S40 Asha operating system with a redesigned touch user interface. The 311 is a fast 3.5G phone while the 305 and 306 are 2G devices with the 305 supports dual SIM.
The Asha 305 and Asha 306 share many of the features. They both sport a 3-inch 400×240 resistive touchscreen, and a 2 Megapixel camera. The 305 is a Easy Swap dual SIM phone that allows users to switch between two carriers easily, while the 306 comes with built-in WiFi connectivity. The former works on only GSM900/1800 networks and the 306 is compatible with quad-band GSM. They both support GPRS data network.
The Asha 311 is the most powerful among three, boasting a 1GHz processor. It features a 3-inch 320×240 capacitive touchscreen display and a 3.2 Megapixel camera, and comes with support for WiFi. The handset supports quad-band GSM and penta-band 3G/3.5G mobile networks.
All Asha phones include Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB connector and a microSD/SDHC card slot. They are pre-loaded with Nokia Maps and Nokia Browser that helps lower data costs, and social networking applications including Facebook and Twitter. All users will receive an exclusive gift of 40 EA games, such as Tetris, Bejeweled, Need for Speed and The Run, to download for free. The Asha 311 also comes with 15 levels of Angry Birds pre-loaded.
The 305 will be released in Q2 2012 for Euro 63, while the 306 and 311 in Q3 for Euro 68 and Euro 92, respectively.