Aiming to connect with billion plus people, apart from the new Nokia X Android smartphone family, the Finnish phone maker has announced two affordable handsets at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. These include Nokia Asha 220, Asha 220 Dual and Nokia Asha 230 Dual.
Nokia Asha 230 Dual - What's in?
The Asha 230, as the name suggest, will support full-touch display, and will retail at 45 Euro (Rs 4,000 approximately). While the Nokia 220 will be an entry level "connected phone" priced at 29 Euro. Both devices will primarily target countries such as India and Brazil, to name a few.
Talking about its features, the Nokia Asha 230 is powered by Nokia Asha Software Platform. Users will be able to access Fastlane and access popular social apps like Line, WeChat and WhatsApp. Additionally, Nokia will provide 7GB of free cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive. Nokia says the Asha 230 will be made available in Dual SIM version. GizBot expects the Nokia Asha 230 to be made available in India sooner than expected.
Nokia 220 and Nokia 220 Dual
Beyond the Asha 230, Nokia also unleashed its lowest priced feature phone, the Nokia 220. With the Nokia 220, the company wants to connect with billions of people. Nokia says the phone will make mobile Internet (2G connectivity) accessible to more users worldwide. As far as it specs are concerned, the Nokia 220 features a 2.4-inch display and splash-proof keypad. Just like the Asha 230, the Nokia 220 will be offered in Single and Dual SIM versions. It is priced economically at 29 Euro (Rs. 2,500 approximately).
Moreover, Nokia also introduces its much awaited "Nokia X" lineup at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), 2014. Nokia claims the Nokia X family of devices will compete against low-end Android-based phones available in the emerging market. The Nokia X features a 4-inch display, and runs the Google's Android mobile OS. Users won't be able to download apps from Google Play Store.
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