Stephen Elop just announced the new Nokia Asha 501 on the
stage of the Nokia press in India. It’s the first product of the
new generation Ashas with a brand new platform. The design
is inspired by Lumia and Nokia picked red as the signature
The new Asha platform is based on the Smarter Phone
acquisition Nokia made a few years ago. The new interface
focuses on swipe events and a new feature called Fast lane.
The Nokia Asha 501 is made of only two parts to make it
more durable. The back is removableto access the microSIM,
the pre-installed 4GB microSD card (up to 32GB supported)
and the battery.
The phone packs a 3” QVGA capacitive touchscreen on the
front and a 3.2MP fixed-focus camera on the back.
The new Asha platform is a grandchild of the MeeGo OS. The
phone wakes up with a double tap. It features two home
screens – one is Fast lane, the other one is the app drawer.
Fast lane promises to show your present and your past.
Present includes currently running apps (yes, multitasking,
hell froze over), while Past shows messages and other
notifications you’ve received.
The 501 focuses on 2G connectivity as large parts of
emerging markets still rely on the slow mobile Internet. To
help with that, Nokia expanded the Xpress functionality on
S40. The Asha 501
features Wi-Fi connectivity for faster local connectivity. 3G-
enabled Asha 5xx phones will launchlater.
The new Nokia Asha will be a very social platform with
Facebook, Foursquare, Linkedin, Twitter,Youtube and more
will be available out of the box.
There’s going to be a dual-SIM version too. The second SIM
card is exchangeable without having to remove the battery, a
feature Nokia was keen to point out is unique to them.
The Nokia Asha 501 measures 99.2 x 58 x 12.1mm and
The new Asha platform is hugely efficient – the 501 features
up to 17 hours of talk time and 48
days of standby.
HERE IS THE FULL SPACEFICATION
2G Network: GSM 850 / 1900
GSM 900 / 1800
GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 and SIM 2 (dual-SIM model)
SIM Option-Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
Status- Coming soon. Exp. release 2013, June
Dimensions- 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm (3.91 x 2.28 x 0.48 in)
Weight- 98 g (3.46 oz)
Type -TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size- 240 x 320 pixels, 3.0 inches (~133 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch -Up to 2 fingers
Alert types:- Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack:- Yes
Card slot :-microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal: 128MB, 4Gb included
GPRS -Up to 85.6 kbps
EDGE -Up to 236.8 kbps
Speed -No 3G
WLAN- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth -Yes, v3.0 with EDR
USB -Yes, microUSB
Primary -3.2 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
OS -Nokia Asha software platform 1.0
Messaging -SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
Browser -WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio -Stereo FM radio with RDS
Java -Yes, MIDP 2.1
Colors -Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and
– SNS apps
– MP4/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
– Picture editor
– HERE Maps (available in Q3 2013)
Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (BL-4U)
Stand-by- Up to 1152 h
Talk time- Up to 17 h
Music play- Up to 56 h
Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (BL-4U) for dual-SIM model
Stand-by -Up to 624 h
Talk time -Up to 17 h
PRICE:- arround Rs.5300/-