Nokia walks us through design of Nokia Asha 501

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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Asha 501
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Battery 1200 mAh(17h talk time)

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33 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Skillman? WHOA HE HAS THE SKILL!

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The sexiest low end phone! Well done Nokia!

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Do you know what is "low end"?

6. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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...

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This phone is not running Android! DUH!

8. faisal8708

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

first use a low end device than comment

9. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 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.

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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!

11. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ok then, how about "budget-friendly"?

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 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!

19. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Most entry-level 'droids break when you fart in their vacinity and look ugly as trolls... No thanks.

26. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

14. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Well said droid ^_^

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Thanks!

31. oldmandaddy

Posts: 64; Member since: May 01, 2010

whole bunch of fat ugly phones.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

15. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah and it is improving

12. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

this is a high end feature phone

13. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Why do I feel like buying this phone? o_O

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Me too!

30. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I hope Nokia release more phones like that :)

20. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

28. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

True, they are so attractive and cute

22. Shubham412302

Posts: 564; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

29. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

That's the power of Nokia ^_^

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

21. Shubham412302

Posts: 564; Member since: Nov 09, 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

25. ningpra

Posts: 1; Member since: May 10, 2013

is this s40 with a taste of window phone?

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