Nokia have sold 26 million Asha devices today and will continue to sell them to the emerging market to cater for users who wants simplicity, durability and devices that will still offer some of the features on most smart phones today. Â Nokia has added three new Asha devices to their portfolio of cheaper handsets; besides the prices they are also colourful making them a lot more appealing to potential users.
They are still sporting polycarbonate housing, however Nokia has added a twist by added a transparent glossy finishing; the Nokia AshsÂ 500 sports a 2.8-inch screen and a 2-megapixel camera enough to still capture the moment coupled with updated swipe software, making it ever so easy to switch between camera modes and share the photos taken on social networking platforms.
The Asha 502 comes with a miniature 3 inch display, easy to fit in your coat pocket and a 5 megapixel camera so you can capture the moment on the move, it also has LED flash to handle low light situations;Â Asha 503 also sports a 3 inch display and just like the 502, it also comes with a Â 5 megapixel camera with LED flash.
They are built to be very durable and be the handset to last you for a long time with Gorilla Glass 2 present and one month of battery standby time. Â They also impress in the connectivity area with3G, WLAN, quad-band EDGE compatibility; although not 4G ready, that does not matter as they are not aimed at the 4G ready demographics.
With the demographics in mind, Nokia also gives users the option to chose between the single sim version and the dual SIM versions; they will be available around Q4 of this year in Africa, APAC, Europe and the Middle East; the 500 and the 503 will be available in Latin America as well.Â Â the 500, 502 and 503 are priced at $69, $89 and $99 respectively.