Nokia announces Asha 309 and dual-SIM look-alike Asha 308: Series 40 on a capacitive touch screen

Nokia announces Asha 309 and dual-SIM look-alike Asha 308: Series 40 on a capacitive touch screen
The Nokia Asha lineup, the company’s most affordable feature phone series, just got updated with two brand new additions: the Nokia Asha 309 and its dual-SIM sibling, the Nokia Asha 308.

The two devices are virtually identical save for the dual-SIM functionality. Both have 3-inch capacitive touch screens and run on Series 40 with its remodeled interface. The Nokia Asha 309 features Wi-Fi connectivity while the Asha 308 is dual-SIM but has no Wi-Fi. As a bonus, you get 40 free Java games from EA on both. A new feature that users of these most affordable Nokia touch phones is video streaming through the browser. 

Except for that there is nothing all that special about these two feature phones. They are obviously all about the cheap price. Nokia includes a 2-megapixel fixed-focus rear camera on them and the 3-inch display has a modest resolution of 240 x 400 pixels.

The Nokia Asha 309 and 308 release date is set for the vague Q4 2012, with prices for both below $100.

Nokia has released the official promo videos and press images and you can find both below. How do you like what you see? Can the Asha series keep Nokia afloat while it transitions to Windows Phone?

source: Nokia (1), (2)


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Asha 308
  • Display 3.0 inches
    400 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware
    0.06GB RAM
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 1110 mAh
Asha 309
  • Display 3.0 inches
    400 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware
    0.06GB RAM
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 1110 mAh

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