Nokia ties up with Airtel to extend Asha series for 3G users

Telecom Lead India: Mobile phone major Nokia has launched
two smartphones in the Asha series – 311 and 305 – priced at Rs 7,139 and Rs
5,029, respectively.

Besides music downloads, it will offer free download of
40 EA games. However, data charges will apply.


Nokia will have a tie-up with mobile service provider
Bharti Airtel for expanding its reach of Asha series. Nokia will be announcing
its Airtel association for 3G bundling shortly.


Viral Oza, director-Marketing, Nokia India, said with the
launch of Nokia Asha Touch range, the company is strengthening its range of
mobile Internet devices that offer innovative experiences to the customers.


The Nokia Asha 311 has a 3-inch scratch resistant
capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 400×240 pixels. Weighing 95g, the
phone has an internal memory of 256MB (approximately 100MB free user memory),
which is expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card.


The Nokia Asha 311 is powered by a 1 GHz processor. The
phone, which is engineered with a 1110 mAh battery, offers 14 hours of talktime
on 2G network and 6 hours on 3G network. The camera sports a 3.2 megapixel
camera. It has no flash.


The Nokia Asha 305 is a dual SIM phone. The phone has a
3-inch resistive touch screen. The Nokia Asha 305 has an internal memory of
10MB, expandable with microSD card up to 32 GB. Weighing 98.3g, the phone has a
2 megapixel camera.


The Nokia Asha 311 will be available starting August 12
across the country, while the Nokia Asha 305 is already available in the


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