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Nokia walks us through design of Nokia Asha 501

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Nokia walks us through design of Nokia Asha 501
Nokia unveiled its brand new Asha 501 yesterday introducing with it a new design language in the Asha feature phone series with lots of borrowings from Windows Phone including the plentiful vibrant color options.

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

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posted on 10 May 2013, 06:54 3

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3025; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Skillman? WHOA HE HAS THE SKILL!

posted on 10 May 2013, 07:05 12

2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5587; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


The sexiest low end phone!

Well done Nokia!

posted on 10 May 2013, 07:21 6

4. boosook (Posts: 1047; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


without GPS, without 3G, without compass, with a miser 240x320 screen... well done? really?

posted on 10 May 2013, 07:28 10

5. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5587; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Do you know what is "low end"?

posted on 10 May 2013, 07:44 3

6. boosook (Posts: 1047; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


"low end" in Android's world means with gps, 3g, compass and 320x480 3,2" screen at the same price, what's more with full access to the immense google play store...

posted on 10 May 2013, 07:48 7

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5587; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


This phone is not running Android! DUH!

posted on 10 May 2013, 07:53 2

8. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


first use a low end device than comment

posted on 10 May 2013, 07:53 8

9. Veigald (Posts: 240; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Low end in Android's world means horrible lag, hangs, reboots and an overall miserable experience...

At this price point, you will be hard pressed to find something that will offer a better experience than this phone.

posted on 10 May 2013, 09:02 2

24. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


You are comparing a ™Full Android OS™ to a unmatured half Wp8 OS.

Surely it will lag, cause those A8 Arm Cpu are not power intense to drive that Resource Ram, Cpu hungry OS!

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:12 1

11. StreetNerd (Posts: 712; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


i dont think u can apply "low end" to a non smartphone

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:24 1

16. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5587; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Ok then, how about "budget-friendly"?

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:03 4

10. SIGPRO (Posts: 479; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Damn you must be real stupid, this phone is meant for upcoming markets like India were there is no 3g or almost no 3g available!
Also een 3g version is coming....damn people if you dont know anything about it dont troll....jeeeezzz droid fanboys!

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:28 2

19. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Most entry-level 'droids break when you fart in their vacinity and look ugly as trolls...

No thanks.

posted on 10 May 2013, 09:43 1

26. akki20892 (Posts: 3571; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


it's not high end device dude, it's a low range cheaper device......!!!

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:16 3

14. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Well said droid ^_^

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:26 1

18. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5587; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Thanks!

posted on 10 May 2013, 18:16

31. oldmandaddy (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 May 2010)


whole bunch of fat ugly phones.

posted on 10 May 2013, 07:14 4

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 1453; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


This asha line up reminds me of m&m's. So many color options,keep it up Nokia!

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:17 2

15. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Yeah and it is improving

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:12 1

12. StreetNerd (Posts: 712; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


this is a high end feature phone

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:16 3

13. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Why do I feel like buying this phone? o_O

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:25 3

17. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5587; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Me too!

posted on 10 May 2013, 15:10 1

30. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I hope Nokia release more phones like that :)

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:41 3

20. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 977; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


lol strangely i do too they look so cool and small and sexy

posted on 10 May 2013, 15:08 2

28. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


True, they are so attractive and cute

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:49 3

22. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


me too.
even though I have a good phone I like this phone

posted on 10 May 2013, 15:09 2

29. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


That's the power of Nokia ^_^

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:57 2

23. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And I feel like not even take, have it for free™

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:47 4

21. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


the phone is so smooth.
I think nokia should make high end phones from this os and encourage developers to port games and apps

posted on 10 May 2013, 09:09

25. ningpra (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 May 2013)


is this s40 with a taste of window phone?

posted on 10 May 2013, 10:42

27. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


no its “Meltemi” os

posted on 11 May 2013, 02:30

32. MC1123 (Posts: 1243; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


no, meltemi is a linux type os, this is just another java!

posted on 11 May 2013, 02:37

33. MC1123 (Posts: 1243; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


its really annoying that its running java and cant multitask and dont havew great and HD games! unlike if it runs a new skin of symbian!

symbian has HD games and great games as well! and the best in MULTITASKING!

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