Nokia just announced 3 new handset models from the newly created Asha Touch family, blurring the line between smartphone and feature phone even more. The newcomers are Nokia Asha 305, Asha 306 and Asha 311. The latter is the higher end unit among them all and comes with a 1 GHz CPU and 256 MB of internal memory. This is the device:


Nokia Asha 311 features a microSD card slot, a 3.2 megapixel camera, a 3 inch capacitive touchscreen with WQVGA resolution, plus Bluetooth 2.1 and pentaband WCDMA. There’s also a microUSB port on board, a 3.5mm audio jack, accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. The handset measures 12.9mm, weighs 95 grams and uses a 1100 mAh battery. The same model offers 40 free EA games, preloaded Angry Birds and the Nokia Browser, with cloud acceleration.

Nokia Asha 305 is a dual SIM phone, with a 3 inch resistive touchscreen with WQVGA resolution, a 2 megapixel camera, microSD card slot and dual band GSM/EDGE connectivity. Asha 305 features Bluetooth 2.1, a microUSB 2.0 connector, a 3.5mm audio jack and accelerometer. This handset measures 12.8 mm in thickness, weighs 98.3 grams and relies on the same 1100 mAh battery as the Asha 311. Nokia Asha 305 comes with 40 free EA games as well and the Nokia Browser, plus Nokia Maps in some regions.

Nokia Asha 306 is basically the single SIM version of the Asha 305, with WLAN as extra, plus video streaming over GPRS and WLAN. Nokia Asha 305 will start shipping in Q2, priced at 63 euros, while Nokia Asha 306 will be priced a 68 euros and the 311 at 92 euros and both will come in Q3.

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