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Asha 501 Goes On Sale


Nokia’s new Asha handset the 501 goes on sale today, starting with Thailand and Pakistan. More countries are due to get the handset, which further blurs the lines between feature phone and smartphone in the next few weeks.

The Nokia Asha 501, which is optimized for use on 2G networks, come with a Swipe UI style interface very reminiscent of MeeGo Harmattan which is called FastLane, and has WiFi connectivity.

The unsubsidized price is set to be $99.

Full specs from gsmarena:

General

2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 – RM-899
850 / 1900 – RM-900
GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 – RM-902
SIM Optional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Announced 2013, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2013, June

Body

Dimensions 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm (3.91 x 2.28 x 0.48 in)
Weight 98.2 g (3.46 oz)

Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 3.0 inches (~133 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Up to 2 fingers

Sound

Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

Memory

Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB card included
Internal 128 MB, 64 MB RAM

Data

GPRS Up to 85.6 kbps
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
Speed No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

Camera

Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
Video Yes,QVGA@15fps
Secondary No

Features

OS Nokia Asha software platform 1.0
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio FM radio
GPS No
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Colors Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black
– SNS apps
– MP4/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player
– Photo editor
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input

Battery

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

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