Nokia adds to its Asha Touch line the new Asha 308 and the Asha 309, which are the company’s most affordable capacitive touchscreen mobile phone. Coming in Q4, the two S40 devices will be available for about US$99. They support GSM/EDGE 2G only.
Both new Asha phones feature a 3-inch WQVGA 400×240 capacitive touchscreen display for smooth touch operation, and a 2 Megapixel camera. The Asha 309 supports WiFi connectivity, and the Asha 308 supports Dual-SIM with Easy Swap technology for quick switch between the two SIM cards, and has no WiFi. While both handsets support 2G network, the 309 supports quad-band GSM, while the 308 works on only GSM 900 and 1800 bands.
Nokia’s new Ashas include also Bluetooth 3.0, FM radio, loud speakers and a microSD card slot. Running S40 system, they come with free gift of 40 premium EA games, standalone Facebook and Twitter clients, Nokia Messaging service and support for video streaming through the browser.