Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Nokia Asha 310 announced: dual-sim and Wi-Fi combined

During the release of the Asha 308 and 309, and the older Asha 305 and 306, lots of people are asking why Nokia can't combine the dual-sim and Wi-Fi functionality in one device. Seems like Nokia did listen after all, through the release of the Nokia Asha 310, the newest member of the family, which has what the people are asking for: a dual-sim phone that has a Wi-Fi capability.

The Nokia Asha 310 has the same characteristics with the family: a 3-inch screen and the S40 Asha Touch OS. It has the same stylish appearance with the 308 and 309. Here's the full specs anyway:
  • 3" WQVGA capacitive touchscreen
    • scratch-proof
    • 400 x 240 pixels
    • 65K colors
    • light time-out, tactile feedback, orientation sensor
  • 20MB user memory
    • expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card
  • 800 MHz processor (?)*
  • 2MP fixed-focus camera
    • 4x digital zoom, 1600 x 1200 pixels
  • stereo FM Radio
  • Nokia Maps
  • Nokia xPress browser
  • Nokia Nearby
  • Accelerometer
  • free 40 EA games
  • WiFi capable
  • Easy Swap Dual-sim technology
  • Series 40 Asha Touch OS
  • 1110 mAh BL-4U battery
    • 600h standby (2G)
    • 17h talktime
    •  54h music playback time
It will be available this Q1 2013 at Asia, India, Middle East, Africa and Brazil, and will cost $102 (PHP 4,150 approximately) without local taxes and subsidies. Of course it will be available here in the Philippines. You can check the local Nokia page HERE.

Another good Asha phone from Nokia that's perfect for those people wanting to have a simple and stylish dual-sim phone that is also Wi-Fi capable. What do you think pips?

UPDATE 3/20/2013: It will be available starting next week for PHP 6,450 SRP.

 *not specified but since 308 and 309 has an 800 MHz processor