Nokia Asha 306 Announced; Nokia’s Most Affordable Wi-Fi Handset

nokia asha 306

Along with the Nokia Asha 305, the company has also announced the new entry-level Nokia Asha 306 in its popular Asha family. Today, there are 10 Asha devices available in more than 130 markets. This specs of this handset is almost similar to the Nokia Asha 306, except the Dual-SIM capabilities. The Nokia Asha 306 also comes with the Wi-Fi connectivity, which was missing in the previously announced Nokia Asha 305. This handset provides a smartphone-like experience to consumers, thanks to the new fully re-designed touch user interface.

Neil Mawston, Executive Director of devices research at Strategy Analytics, said:
“Nokia is taking another interesting step forward in connecting consumers to the Internet, seeking to improve their experience through a new touch user-interface that is allowing the company to compete in new mass-market price bands. The mass-market is a competitive segment, but we believe Nokia’s upgraded Asha portfolio has included an attractive package that can enable consumers to have lower running costs, taking advantage of things like its compressed browser and a long-life battery”.

nokia asha 306

Nokia Asha 306 Specs:

  • 3.0 inch WQVGA resistive touch screen display
  • Asha Touch UI
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Music player
  • FM Radio
  • Loud and clear inbuilt speaker
  • Nokia Life
  • 10 MB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Micro SD card slot
  • 2 GB Micro SD card bundled
  • 2.0 mm Charger Connector
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Up to 25 days of stand-by time
  • Up to 14 hours of talk-time
  • 1110 mAh battery

Nokia Asha 306 will be available in Silver White, Red, Mid Blue and Dark Grey colors. This handset measures 110.3 mm x 53.8 mm x 12.8 mm and weighs just 96.3g. Nokia Asha 306 users will receive an exclusive gift of 40 EA games to download for free. These games range across action, arcade and sports, and include titles such as Tetris, Bejeweled, Need for Speed The Run and EA Sports FIFA 12. Nokia Asha 306 comes with a price-tag of EUR 68 (approx. $85/ Rs.4,700). This handset will start shipping from the third quarter of 2012.

nokia asha 306

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