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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Nokia unveils New touchscreen Asha 501 with new Os And Other cool changes

Finally nokia is trying something new. The 501 has a radically different design dropping the Qwerty keypad with the Asha brand. The shape is not all that's changed, however, as the 501 is running on a re-engineered OS of Nokia's "Asha software platform".
The Asha 501 has a 3-inch QVGA screen (320 x 240) covered with hardened glass up front, with an unknown amount of internal storage supplemented by a microSD slot behind the back cover -- it comes with a 4GB card in the box but and is expendable upto 32GB. You'll find either one or two micro-SIM slots behind the case depending on the model, both hot-swappable (no need to turn the phone off). It doesn't have 3G radios, however, so your only options for pulling data are over 2G and WiFi. Returning to the outside, there's also a 3.2-megapixel fixed-focus shooter (no flash) on the back, but no front-facing camera. Below the display is one physical key, which is merely a sequential back button for retracing your steps through apps.
The device is made very colorful as Nokia teased, and brings the vibrant palette we're used to seeing from the Finnish phone-maker. It comes dressed in a one-piece chamber of either yellow, red, blue, green, white or black plastic, which envelopes the main body of hardware on all sides like a an iPhone cover.
It's a cute little thing that will completely fit in your hands measuring 99.2 x 58 x 12.1mm (3.9 x 2.3 x 0.5 inch) and weighing just 98g.
All Ashas have used Series 40 as their OS, and although the 501's app home screen may look similar, but we're actually seeing a new Asha platform in 501.
Product specifications and availability
The Nokia Asha 501is available in single or EasySwap Dual SIM models. All models support WiFi and Bluetooth. Other specifications include:
• Dimensions: 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm; 98 grams
• Camera: 3.2 MP
• Single SIM standby time: up to 48 days***
• Dual SIM standby time: up to 26 days***
• Talk time: up to 17 hours
• Additional memory of 4GB (card included in box), expandable up to 32GB
• Forty free EA Games worth €75 downloadable from Nokia Store
• Available colours: Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black
• Suggested pricing is 99 US $ before taxes and subsidies.
Lets see if Nokia can hold on to market with its upcoming asha 501 or it'll be ignored like other models.


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