Yesterday Nokia lifted the veils off of as many as six new devices, this way covering all sectors of the market – from tablets, through high- and mid-range smartphones, to lower-end phones. The last sector is represented by three new devices, the Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503. All three smartphones are budget-friendly offerings priced at $69, $89 and $99 for the 500, 502 and 503 model, respectively. The phones will be available before the end of 2013 in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, with the Asha 500 and 503 hitting the stores also in Latin America.
Nokia is about to release a new member of its Asha lineup. The device, called Nokia Asha 502, has been spotted in a leaked press photo. Even though, the news is by no means official, the image comes via the one and only @evlekas, to chances are high that it is the real deal. The Nokia Asha 502 appears to be very similar to the Nokia 500 that leaked just last week.
The Nokia Asha 501 first came to our attention about a month ago, when a few details popped up on the web. There will be no more rumors though, as the phone has been officially announced at an event in New Delhi, India. The phone will go on sale in June and will be available in as many as 90 countries. It is no secret that the device is aimed at customers with less money to spare and its price confirms it just fine. The Nokia Asha 501 will cost just $99 when it is released next month.
As promised, Nokia announced today its new handset with physical QWERTY keyboard. The phone belongs to the Asha lineup and comes with the number 210. The Nokia Asha 210 will be destined for emerging markets, thus it will not be offered by any carrier in the US. Customers in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia will be able to purchase the handset some time in the second quarter of 2013. As it is typical for Asha smartphones, the 210 will be affordable and will cost about $72 without contract.
The Asha lineup of Nokia phones has a new member. The company this week announced the Asha 310, which is a follow up to the Asha 308 and Asha 309 and actually looks just like its predecessors. Nokia advertises the phone as being the first to offer both Dual-SIM and Wi-Fi together. The handset is expected to be available this quarter in Asia, the Middle East, Brazil and Africa at about $102 (€76).