Accelerating Nokia Asha 305, 306 and 311 Touch phones

Nokia has now introduced their Asha Touch range of mobile phones, and expands the Asha family of handsets with three new models, the Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306 and Nokia Asha 311, which have been designed to deliver a rich smartphone experience to customers that want to be free from short battery life and excessive data costs.

The three new Nokia Asha devices offer a redesigned touch user interface, with the Nokia Asha 311 sporting a 3-inch capacitive touch screen with scratch resistant glass, 3.2 megapixel camera, 1GHz processor, with pre-installed Nokia Maps, Angry Birds, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, WiFi, 256MB internal memory and microSD expansion up to 32GB, and preloaded with Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

The Nokia Asha 305 features a 3-inch WQVGA resistive touch screen, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, dual band connectivity, exclusive Easy Swap dual SIM, Nokia Maps, Nokia Browser, 40 EA games available to download, 64MB internal memory, and microSD expansion up to 32GB.

The Nokia Asha 306 is the sister handset to the Nokia Asha 305 and has a single SIM, and offers the same features as the 305 along with WLAN and supports video streaming via both WLAN and GPRS.

The executive vice president for mobile phones at Nokia, Mary T McDowell has said that these handsets deliver on what young urban people value to most, a good looking handset with an intuitive and affordable experience for connecting to the net.

The Nokia Asha 305 is expected to begin shipping in Q2 of 2012 with an estimated retail price of €63, whilst the Nokia Asha 306 and Nokia Asha 311 are expected to being shipping in Q3 of 2012 with the Asha 306 commanding an estimated retail price of €68, whilst the Asha 311 has an estimated retail price of €92.


24 thoughts on “Accelerating Nokia Asha 305, 306 and 311 Touch phones”

  1. These
    are actually pretty nice. I couldn’t care less about a phone’s platform
    so long as it does everything I need it to do really well. I’d be happy
    if I could have a phone that only had — and excelled at — the
    following capabilities:

    – Making calls
    – Sending/receiving SMS/MMS
    – Sending/receiving email
    – PIM (calendar, contacts, notes)
    – Music playback (local and streaming)
    – Mapping with voice navigation
    – Taking quality photos (with a flash)
    – Browsing the Internet

    Simple. Just do THOSE. I could care freakin’ less about a marketplace
    of any kind. Just build it, test the hell out of the thing to make sure
    the above work 99.9% of the time, and I’d be perfectly happy.

    1. Someone, somewhere says:

      That’s a good point. I am using Nokia 5800 which does all of the above, although a bit slow by today’s standards, but I certainly do not feel like replacing it by a 4x more expensive model which has a battery that needs to be recharged every night. My old 5800 still gets 3-4 days from its battery on moderate use.

  2. no wi-fi here, this big disadvantage, camera also 2mp is NOT sufficient.. NOKIA not manufacturing on people demand. where is ‘connecting people’in current market?

    1. Ammar Salman says:

       first, there is Wi-Fi on the phone and it supports b/g/n kinds
      and camera is 3.15 mp, get ur facts right, and camera has to be like that because the phone costs ONLY 92 EUROS!!

    2. ishant says:

      Nokia asha 311 has wifi  and 3.2 mp camera and touch screen is capacitive

  3. Dan.J.D. says:

    for the price i think these phones are worth it……
    306 and 311 both have wi-fi
    the touch and camera of 311 is better but its body is quite thick…….

  4. jonathan says:

    the problem of most buyers are, stores doesn’t have test phones so buyers can navigate and see the difference between the 305, 306, and 311. This sucks because buyers have to look for another store or look for another PHONE.. ty

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