Stephen Elop: more Nokia Asha phones coming in a few days

Stephen Elop: more Nokia Asha phones coming in a few days
While Nokia has the Lumia lineup to meet the needs of demanding smartphone users, it also has a family of phones that are aimed at consumers on a really, really tight budget. Of course, we're talking about the Asha series of affordable phones, the priciest of which will set you back no more than $80 or so off-contract. Sure, these cheap phones have little to impress with other than their low price. However, that doesn't mean they're doing bad on the market. Actually, Nokia might be pretty content with their adoption rates, judging by the fact that more new Asha models are on the horizon.

"We are continuing to renew our portfolio, which includes plans to announce innovation and new products in the Asha line in the days immediately ahead," said Stephen Elop – CEO of Nokia, while speaking at an investor's meeting. In other words, new Asha models are to be unveiled very soon, and since the latest member of the family – the Nokia Asha 210, has a QWERTY keyboard, the Asha handsets that are to be announced may be full-touch devices. Who knows, they might even look a lot like these leaked Nokia Asha conceptual handsets, or at least feature some of their design elements. And surely we won't be complaining if the new Ashas get fun, fancy games like Temple Run 2 and the likes. 

But that's just us making speculations based on previous rumors. Expect hearing more about the latest members in the Asha lineup in a few days! In the meantime, feel free to drop us a line below and tell us what features you'd like to see in the new Ashas by Nokia.

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19 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Mr. Elop, keep the Ashas coming! :) Nokia Asha - Cheap and cheerful! :)

3. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Dude, you're awfully cheesy.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Thank you, sir!

5. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

I thought you'd say "I compliment Nokia and you say I'm awfully cheesy. Sigh =.=' " But you didn't. :/

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I won't say that anymore! xD

12. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Wait for 2 days New Delhi, India event is coming up on 9th may! So definitely new Asha will uncover!

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Full touch asha is coming but it looks more likely square......!!!

2. AndiAllDay

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

***I dont think people are looking at the cheapness of phones in price anymore; people want the latest technology in them...and those phones are very UGLY in form and shapes,

11. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I have to disagree on that. You may want latest technology but some people just want a phone to make call. Not everybody wants the latest high tech piece. These phones have a beautiful design for a feature phone. That's a great Bonus for people who wants just a feature phone who looks beautiful. If you want the latest high tech piece there is always Nokia Lumia 920 & Samsung Galaxy 4. Moreover there are more high end Nokia coming. Nokia is just serving the different markets.

6. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Continue making Asha cheap dumbphone while others make Android cheap smartphones. Man this Stephen Elop is so sad incompetent. He definitely wants to sink Nokia.

18. JDeus01

Posts: 48; Member since: May 07, 2013

android lagphones you mean

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Much better than cheap phones™

8. Adler374

Posts: 4; Member since: May 07, 2013

I like the the looks of the 210. Since it comes with all important clients for sn, this could be a better solution for texting than an Android if battery life is double or triple than what you usually get out of a smartphone. But it wouldn't harm for Nokia to finally enter the Android market with a similiar line up. Can't wait for their marriage with MS coming to an end.

9. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

The keyboard looks ok at best and the design looks stupid because they could have made the screen much bigger

10. hkxm8

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Asha ??? with: - Projector (like SS Galaxy Beam). - >= 5mp camera + dual flash (Xenon is good but no thank) - >2700mAh battery. (yeah) - 3,2-> 3,5 inch(16:10 or 5:3) ClearBlack. WVGA is enough. (C6-01 v2013?) - Very compact but not so slim. - Decent music quality, good call quality and good signal strengh. - Price: 100-220 US$ off-contract. Just something that i can really rely on in ... some situation.

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

cool thinking

15. yudi.nemesis unregistered

qwerty version water and dust resistant, than i will replace my E6-00

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Bring back the quality Eseries™ These are cheap low quality unpreformance devices® Get rid of Elop. Bring the old-skool Nokia back please©

17. reindeer_nation

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Am I the only one who likes these!?

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