Nokia Asha 230 Announced

Nokia has announced its cheapest Asha device, the Asha 230. The Nokia Asha 230 is a small, low-cost phone that runs the Asha platform – which powers Nokia’s cheaper mobiles. Priced at 45 Euro, this phone is even cheaper than the earlier Nokia Asha 220. The phone is expected to become available in the second quarter of 2014 in select countries including India.

Coming to the design, the Nokia Asha 230 measures just 99.5×58.6×13.2 mm and weighs about 90 grams. It also comes with a 2.8 inch QVGA touchscreen and runs the same operating systems as the Asha 500. Pre-loaded applications include WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Line, WeChat, HereMaps and Nokia’s Xpress Browser. The phone also comes with MixRadio and Microsoft Skydrive.


The Asha 230 features a 1.3 MP rear-camera, microSD slot which supports cards up to 32 GB and a battery which provides a backup of 11 hours talktime and 33 hours in standby mode.

Nokia has also announced that it will be launching the Asha 1.4 software update. This update will bring in many improvements, particularly the FastLane Homescreen. The Asha 230 will ship with the current version of the OS but as soon as the update becomes available, users will be able to update it.

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Nokia 206: Review, Specifications and Price Details


Nokia is well-known for its mobile phones. In fact, it was one of the first companies to bring mobile phones in the market. At one time, if it was a mobile phone, in all probability it was a Nokia. In recent years, other companies have overtaken the market and Nokia now remains largely confined to the lower segment. However, with the success of its latest smart phones, it may make a comeback and gain the market once again.

The Nokia 206 is a low end mobile phone that combines many neat features with the reliability that is expected from the company. Priced at Rs. 3800 (approx), it is a good choice if you’re looking to purchase a low-cost mobile phone.

Key specifications:

- 1.3 MP Primary Camera
- Dual Standby SIM (GSM + GSM)
- GPRS and EDGE Enabled
- 2.4-inch LCD Screen
- Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
- FM Radio with Recording
- Alphanumeric Keypad

The features provided by the Nokia 206 are pretty good for an entry-level phone. The build of the phone is pretty sturdy and will resist a little rough usage. The phone comes with dual SIM support and highly functional software. Overall, the phone is very efficient.

One of the best features of the phone is that the keys are well spaced. Typing using the keyboard is a breeze. If your text a lot, you’ll really appreciate the keypad of this phone.

Another aspect of this phone is its 2.4 inch LCD screen. It is bright and crisp enough and provides good clarity without straining your eyes. If you’re used to large-screen smart phones, you may find the screen to be small but it is pretty good enough for an entry-level feature phone.

The phone also comes with other features such as preinstalled Facebook, Twitter and eBuddy apps. It also allows you to share photos and music files with other phones.

For surfing the Internet, it comes preinstalled with Nokia Xpress Browser. The browser is very fast and easy-to-use. It also makes efficient use of your data.

The 1.3 MP camera that comes with this phone is not noteworthy but it does come with some features such as auto and manual white balance, full screen viewfinder, self timer, landscape orientation, and an image editor. The camera also comes with 4X digital zoom.

Coming to the battery, the phone is powered by lithium-ion 1110 mAh battery which provides 20 hours of talk time and 680 hours standby.

Overall, the phone is pretty good in terms of both features and price. The construction of the phone is also a plus point. If you’re looking for an entry-level phone, the Nokia 206 is definitely a good choice.

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How to Activate Aircel SIM

Aircel is India’s fifth-largest GSM mobile service provider. Currently, Aircel has a subscriber base of approximately 55 million. Aircel has a pan India presence in 23 circles and provides 3G services in certain circles. It is the market leader in Tamil Nadu, Assam and other North-Eastern states. It has a very good network and also affordable subscriber plans. It also provides good 2G and 3G speeds.


Here are instructions to activate Aircel SIM:

1) Inserted your new SIM into your mobile phone. It normally takes about 12 hours or so for your documents to be sent to the nearest Aircel office. When you insert the SIM initially, you may not see the signal.

2) Once your connection has been approved by Aircel, you will start seeing the signal.

3) Call any number or 123 or 59059. Your call will be directed to the verification department. They will ask you to verify the information you provided. Once this is done, your connection will be activated with two hours.

4) After two hours, switch off your phone once and then switch it on. You should be able to see full signal.

5) Wait for your retailer to make the initial recharge. If you don’t get the initial recharge within a day or two, contact the retailer from where you purchased the SIM card.

If you have any issues, you can always contact the customer care support. You can find more information from the information booklet that comes with the SIM card.

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