The Asha 501 is a lot about its design indeed - it packs a two-element construction that snaps together sturdily. The handset runs on a slightly updated version of Nokia’s all too familiar Series 40 interface and supports the very basic Java applications.
Now, Nokia decided to walk us through the design inspiration and the story of the Asha 501. Take a look at how it came to be and what is the resemblance between the new Asha and Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phones.
source: Nokia Conversations