Wednesday 13 February 2013

Nokia announces Asha 310 with Dual-SIM, WiFi

The new Nokia Asha 310 has a 3 inch display and is likely to be priced at Rs 5,610.

Nokia has formally announced its new dual-SIM smartphone, branded as the Asha 310. Yet another feather in the Series 40 based Asha line-up of devices, the new Asha 310 offers easy swap Dual-SIM and WiFi support. Nokia has not announced the price but the Asha 310 can be expected to be around Rs. 5610 ($102) without taxes in India, Asia, Africa, Brazil and the Middle East.

Weighing 103.7 grams, the new Nokia Asha 310 features a 3-inch capacitive display with 400x240 pixel resolution natively. Nokia has packed 20 MB internal memory for the user but one can add up to 32 GB microSD card in the memory slot. Nokia will include 2 GB or 4 GB micro SD card with the phone.

The Asha 310 comes with the Easy Swap Dual-SIM technology that allows the user to quickly swap between two different GSM SIM modules. The primary SIM slot is under the battery while the secondary is on the side of the phone and thereby making it easily accessible to the user. One can insert and use second SIM card without having to turn off the phone. Nokia has integrated a SIM manager that can support profiles of up to five SIM cards.

The Asha 310 also features WiFi support along with GSM/EDGE data network and it also has Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support. There is a 3.5 mm audio port, USB port and 2 mm charging port. Nokia has not specified the battery inside the Asha 310 but claimed that the phone can offer talk time of 17 hours or stand by time of 25 days from a single charge.

Like several other Asha devices, the Asha 310 also comes with number of apps pre-loaded and 40 free EA games to enjoy. Nokia plans to introduce the Asha 310 in the first quarter of this year.

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