Nokia’s Asha represents the company’s affordable Series 40 lineup. It’s not on the cutting edge of technology, but it doesn’t have to be - it’s goal is to cover the next billion people to the Internet for the most affordable price out there. We have to say, that Nokia’s Asha lineup is getting huge competition from low-end Androids, and it has squeeze further down to the extreme low end.
What does Asha offer in a quick summary? For developing countries - it’s dual-SIM functionality on some Ashas and Internet connectivity for a low price. For others - it offers great battery life so you can take an Asha as a replacement to your main smartphone.
Nokia brought two new Ashas at MWC - the super affordable dual-SIM Nokia Asha 202 (and it’s single-SIM identical twin the Asha 203) and the business-oriented Nokia Asha 302 with Microsoft Exchange support and full QWERTY keyboard. The Asha 202 also differentiates with its resistive touchscreen - a rarity in the ultra low end class. Are they any good? The specs reveal most of their secrets, and for even more - check out our hands-on review of the Asha 302 and Asha 202.