Nokia readying WP smartphones, three new cheap Asha S40 phones for MWC

Nokia readying WP smartphones, three new cheap Asha S40 phones for MWC
Nokia will bring three new Windows Phone handsets and three affordable Asha Series 40-based phones to MWC, starting in mere weeks in Barcelona. PocketNow got the names of the upcoming devices. 

The Windows Phone devices will be headed by the European version of the Nokia Lumia 900 and the ultra-affordable Nokia Lumia 610.

There will be one Symbian device, currently expected to come as the Nokia 808 PureView, which is expected to become the successor to the camera-centric Nokia N8. Nokia will also update its affordable Asha lineup with three new Series 40 handsets: Asha 302, Asha 203, and Asha 202.

Sadly, the product names are the only thing we know about the upcoming devices - we have no additional information about specs for most of them. We only know about the Lumia 900, which we’ve seen arrive stateside with a 4.3” display and LTE radios, and the Lumia 610 which is expected to push the low-end barriers of the Windows Phone platform. What else do you expect from Nokia?

source: PocketNow



1. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Looking forward to Lumia 610 and the upcoming 910

2. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

dear phonearena please read the rumors right: 808 PureView is rumored to be symbian

7. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

If it is Symbian(Sexy-ian), then I'm like YEAH YEAH YEAH!! :-)

12. Victor.H

Posts: 1104; Member since: May 27, 2011

Thanks, bbblader! That's now been fixed.

3. Country

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Go Nokia! 7 billion+ people in the world. All of them can't afford high end phones. Thank you for putting people first!

4. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

sorry for second post but it seems that there is more to the 808 pureview its indonesian even if i cant understand much a 1.4GHz and a 24 megapixel +optical zoom camera + symbian carla + 1080p Full HD video + nfc god please let the rumor be right EDIT: the post has been deleted by the author...

5. Country

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Yes, hope its true, Nokia Belle, nokia carla, nokia donna not symbian, officially.

8. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Symbian is way old than any OS and still works good enough... Link to Symbian on Wikipedia: No wonder Symbian has come a long way now and I think it can still go further.... And we're already seeing Nokia doing wonders to it... What do you ppl say? And as far as I know, Nokia is just Dropping the name Symbian because this name has lost its goodwill but to regain they're using the new names.... Isnt it?

6. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I'm wishing NOKIA to continue with Symbian! whereas WP are also amazing, since I'm creating a few beginners app for My Lumia 710... :-P

9. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm a windows phone user but I hope nokia will retain its Symbian phones but still create windows phone. It would be nice two have four major OS; Android, WP, iOS and Symbian. Blackberry should die though.

11. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

I just saw some of those ASHA phones a few days ago. Honestly they are quite impressive for low end phones. I love the build quality. Its really great that NOKIA looks beyond smartphones because not everybody can get 1

13. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Microsoft needs to get going in the software department so we can finally get an N8 like camera device with Windows Phone on it.

14. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Jesus I can't wait to see the new Asha phones, the 302 already looks pretty great.

16. roguecroce unregistered

I now own an Asha 302 & it is fast compared to other mobiles. But, and it's quite a big but, the Asha's being S40 don't have flv support. Even though the 302 has Flash Lite 3.0 it can't play or download flv files. So no youtube and no embedded video content on news site etc. as their all flash!

15. roguecroce unregistered

I think there is a general misconception that S40 is Symbian. S40, as far as I'm aware, is nothing to do with Symbian OS. Please someone tell me if I'm wrong here but I have checked this out, so I'm quite sure that I'm right.

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