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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