Finland, May 9 – Nokia has launched a brand new Asha branded smarter phone. The latest model in this series is Nokia Asha 501.
Nokia Asha 501 has a design matching their Lumia range of smartphones. The bigger news is the totally overhauled Series 40 mobile platform.
Nokia acquired a company named Smarterphone few years ago and the combined team has created a much improved user experience inspired from MeeGo platform which powered Nokia .
System: GSM 900/1800 + WLAN; GSM 850/1900 + WLAN
User Interface: Nokia Asha Platform
Dimensions: 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm (H x W x T)
Weight: Single SIM: 98g
Display: 3.0” QVGA TFT Capacitive Display
Memory: 128 MB Flash, 4 GB MMC included expandable up to 32GB
Connectivity: Micro USB connector and charging, 3.5 mm AV jack, 2 mm Charger connector
Standby time: Up to 48 days (Dual SIM standby time: up to 26 days)
Talk time: Up to 17 hours (all variants)
According to the company, The Asha 501 is powered by a new software platform, which fully leverages Nokia’s investments in Smarterphone, which it acquired in 2012 and builds on the best aspects of Series 40 to create something fresh and innovative. At its heart is a landmark new feature called Fastlane. Inspired by the much-loved swipe motion gestures on the iconic Nokia N9, Fastlane makes it faster and easier to access whatever is most important to you. (Techwhack)