Best Touchscreen Phones from Nokia under Rs 6k, until July 2012

Nokia has introduced three brand new touchscreen feature phones in its ASHA series, ASHA 305ASHA 306 and ASHA 311. In this article we will be covering the details of Asha 305 and 306.
Asha 305 and 306 were officially announced on 6th June 2012 and are yet to be released in the market.
Asha 305 is supposed to start shipping from the second quarter of this year, perhaps from the last week of this month. Whereas the Asha 306 is expected to be shipped from the 3rd quarter. Both the handsets look pretty much identical but differ a bit in terms of specs.
They have a 3inch WQVGA resistive touchscreen integrated with the Asha Touch UI for better user interface. Asha 305 has a dual-sim capability and 2G GPRS for internet browsing on the latest Nokia Browser 2.0. Similar to Asha 305, Asha 306 also packs 2.0MP camera but in addition it supports Wifi connectivity and is a single sim device. The expected price of Asha 305 and Asha 306 in Indian Market is around Rs 4350 and Rs 4700 (excluding the tax) respectively.

Features & Specifications of Nokia Asha 305:

– 3.0″ Display Size with 240 x 400 pixels resolution
– WQVGA TFT Resistive touchscreen with multitouch
– S40 integrated with the Asha Touch UI
– 10MB internal memory
– RAM: 32MB
– Expandable with micro-SD card up to 32 GB (2GB included SD card)
– 2.0MP camera
– No front camera
– Video recording: 176×[email protected]
– Dimensions: 110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8 mm
– Weight: 98grams
– Dual-SIM capability, SIM 1 & SIM 2: Dual band GSM 900/1800
– Orientation sensor
– Data Network: 2G GPRS and EDGE
– Bluetooth 2.1v, microUSB 2.0v, FM Radio
– 3.5mm headset jack
– 2.0mm charge connector
– Battery: BL-4U 1110 mAh
– Talktime: 14hrs
– Standby time: 528hrs
– Maximum music playback time: 40hrs
– Maximum video playback time: 9.5hrs
– Maximum video recording time: 6hrs
– Availability: Expected to be shipped from Q2 2012
– Price of ASHA 305 is around $85.

Features & Specifications of Nokia Asha 306:
– 3.0″ Display Size with 240 x 400 pixels resolution
– WQVGA TFT Resistive touchscreen with multitouch
– S40 integrated with the Asha Touch UI
– 10MB internal memory
– RAM: 32MB
– Expandable with micro-SD card up to 32 GB (2GB included SD card)
– 2.0MP camera
– No front camera
– Video recording: 176×[email protected]
– Dimensions: 110.3 x 53.8 x 12.8 mm
– Weight: 96grams
– Single SIM: Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
– Orientation sensor
– Data Network: 2G GPRS and EDGE
– Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1v, microUSB 2.0v, FM Radio
– 3.5mm headset jack
– 2.0mm charge connector
– Battery: BL-4U 1110 mAh
– Talktime: 14hrs
– Standby time: 528hrs
– Maximum music playback time: 40hrs
– Maximum video playback time: 9.5hrs
– Maximum video recording time: 6hrs
– Availability: Expected to be shipped from Q3 2012
– Price of ASHA 306 is around $93.

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Motorola’s MotoKey 3-Chip triple SIM handset launched in Brazil

Motorola launches a 3 SIM support handset named as MOTOKEY 3-CHIP. Its a featurephone (no touchscreen) with QWERTY keyboard and 3 SIM card slots useful for the business and marketing guys helping them to maintain 3 different numbers from a single handset. The handset is available for sale from the first week of June in Brazilian market only for 349 BRL (around $171).

Features of MOTOKEY 3-Chip:
– GSM SIM1 + SIM2 + SIM3
– 2GB Internal storage
– Expandable upto 32GB using microSD slot
– GPRS, Bluetooth, USB
– 2MP rear camera
– Mp3 player and FM radio support

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