February 28, 2012

MWC 2012: Nokia expands Asha line announces the Nokia Asha 202 & 203

Nokia at MWC 2012 has announced a lot of devices included in these are the Nokia Asha 202 and the Asha 203. In design, they are no different with dual-sim support for the Asha 202 the only thing that separates the two. Both run on Nokia's proprietary S40 OS which, apparently has already been heavily revamped to look more like that of Symbian Belle or Anna. The said OS will include a faster Nokia Browser allowing for a quick mobile surfing on these devices. Nokia is expected to start shipping the Asha 202 and 203 in Q2 of this year with an estimated retail price of €60.

These are not smartphones, if we follow today's standards in categorizing handsets as smartphones, since both do not run on any "smart" OS-es. These are basically, then, called feature phones that can browse the world wide web and with capabilities to download and use apps.

Like what I have said earlier the Nokia Asha 202 and 203 do not have any difference only when it comes to the number of SIM cards they support is being talked about. The Asha 202 supports two SIM cards with Nokia's Easy SIM Swap technology. Everything else, these handsets are the same.

Nokia Asha 202/203 specs:

  • Series 40 Asha 
  • 2.4" QVGA resistive touchscreen display
  • Memory
    • Internal: 10MB
    • External: Up to 32GB via microSD cad
  • Camera
    • Rear: 2MP
    • Front: N/A
  • Connectivity
    • Bluetooth 2.1
    • FM Radio
  • Interface
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • microUSB 2.0
    • Alphanumeric keypad
  • Battery
    • 1020 mAh
  • Other Features
    • Dual-SIM support (Asha 202)


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