Nokia Asha 202 Launched In India For Rs.4,149

Earlier this year, Nokia announced the new Nokia Asha 202 and Nokia Asha 203 Touch and Type phones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. Today, Nokia finally launched the Nokia Asha 202 dual-SIM phone in India. This entry-level handset allows you to access your Facebook and Twitter networks from the pre-loaded social application.

Mr. Viral Oza, Director Marketing, Nokia India said,

“The introduction of Asha 202 takes us another step closer to connecting the next billion people to the internet. We are constantly innovating and finding newer ways to feed the ever increasing appetite for digital consumption for young consumers. Towards this, Nokia Asha 202 is the first mobile phone to come bundled with data offers from five leading operators of the country. Nokia Asha 202 is the new face of smarter feature phones that comes packed with compelling, innovative services and entertainment options.”

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Nokia Asha 202 features a 2.4 inch QVGA, resistive touchscreen display, Symbian S40 OS, dual-SIM (GSM + GSM), 2 megapixel camera, social networking apps, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 10 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroUSB, dedicated SIM manager and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, music player, enhanced stereo FM radio, up to 16.5 days of stand-by time, up to 5 hours of talk-time, and a 1020 mAh battery. This handset measures 114.8 mm x 49.8 mm x 13.85 mm and weighs just 90g. The Nokia Asha 202 comes in four exciting colors – black and gold, silver white, dark grey and dark red.

The Nokia Asha 202 is packed with exciting features such as EA games pack and Nimbuzz chat client for young and social consumers. It is the first 40 device to offer exclusive EA games in India. As a 60-day promotion at Nokia Store, the consumers can get 40 EA games pack worth Rs.4,000 for free. The offer includes popular and classic titles like Tetris, Need for Speed, The Run and Bejeweled.

The Nokia Asha 202 comes with a price tag of just Rs.4,149. Nokia has also tied up with five leading operators – Aircel, Airtel, Reliance, Tata Docomo and Vodafone to offer 100 MB of data per month for six months.

Nokia Breaks Their Billion S40 Mark

Break out the bubbly, Nokia has officially broken a billion sales of their Series 40 handsets. 1.5 billion to be exact.

In their effort to bring Series 40 to the emerging masses, Nokia promised to reach the “next billion”. Today Nokia announced they have broken 1.5 billion S40 handsets sold. The Nokia Asha 303 was the lucky handset to be handed off to the lucky purchaser, 21 year old Mayara Rodrigues. With a celeb-like fanfare, Mayara met with Vice President of Nokia Brazil Almir Narcizo, and Retail Network President, Luiza Helena Trajano for their inaugural moment (pictured above).

It was Mary McDowell who promised Nokia would help “connect the next billion”. She was referring to emerging markets, new smartphone owners and people who are using their first internet connection from a mobile phone. As the Executive Vice President for Nokia, McDowell is incredibly proud to reach this milestone.

“Having 1.5 billion Series 40 devices sold is a hard-to-reach mark, let alone one attainable in a single line of products. At a time when we are maintaining our commitment to connecting the next billion customers around the world – it is gratifying to consider how Series 40 devices have made mobile technology accessible and help continue to change people’s lives for the better.”

It’s fitting that the 303 was the device Mayara chose, as the name Asha is sanskrit for ‘hope’. Announced at Nokia World 2011, the Nokia Asha 303 is a Touch and Type Series 40 handset. It features a full hardware QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen, for dual functionality. The milestone mobile was purchased from a Magazine Luiza store in São Paulo. Mayara purchased it as she “loves staying in touch with friends and family through social networks.”

Hey Nokia, what’s cooler than a million billion? The next billion.