Back at Nokia World last month , the company launched the Asha range of phones which means hope in Hindi. The company is calling it an ‘aspirational’ range of phones for the next billion. 4 new phones were launched under this banner – 200 , 201 , 300 and 303 . 3 of these phones will be shipping in 2011 and 1 in early next year. Looks like Nokia is trying to make a comeback in the low-end category which is now dominated by the likes of Micromax, Karbonn, Spice and similar vendors.
Nokia Asha 200
This is a Dual SIM device with a QWERTY keypad. Looks a lot like the C3 and is priced at 60 euros. Its coming in Q4 of this year. How do you like a QWERTY keypad and a hot-swappable secondary SIM card slot for around Rs.5000 ? Watch the video below for more.
Nokia Asha 201
This is a single SIM device with a QWERTY keypad and will start shipping in Q1 2012.
Nokia Asha 300
This is a Touch and Type phone powered by a 1GHz Processor. More detailed hands-on over here
Nokia Asha 303