Nokia adds 3 more to Asha Family

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Nokia has been working quite hard and bringing out effective innovations to the Mobile Industry by launching their mid range phones along with their high range devices. Today, at Mobile World Congress 2012, Nokia made a remarkable day and introduced 3 new phones of Asha Family with 2 Windows Phones in addition to number of free services like Nokia Reading, Nokia Transport and many other. These devices offer a cloud accelerated browser that is responsible for compress the pages so you can access them quicker. Furthermore, Nokia is also giving you chance to download and try 40 EA games free for 60 days. We’d be discussing new additions in Asha Family and their pros and cons in terms of User Experience.

Nokia Asha 202 & 203

The Nokia Asha 202 and 203 are identical twins sharing almost the same specs. Let’s discuss their hardware and software capabilities.


Nokia Asha 202 and 203 comes with an alphanumeric keypad and a resistive 2.4″ (240 x 320) touch screen which is customisable and support swipe shortcuts (Series 40 Touch and Type user interface). The phone must have an external card (upto 32GB) as it has got very less internal memory of 10 MB to have the full user experience. Data communication network supports Edge, Bluetooth 2.1, 3.5mm AV connector, Micro-USB charging and connector, radio and other standard options.

The Asha 202 is a dual-sim mobile phone which has one slot under the battery and another on the left side. Therefore, SIMs can be switched or changed without switching the phone off. This phone has a Nokia SIM Manager that supports settings for up to 5 different SIMs. However, Asha 203 doesn’t have a dual sim option that makes a big difference between these two devices.

Because of alphanumeric keypad, you can’t type as fast as you can on Qwerty unless you’re expert in it and the resistive touch will not respond same as capacitive but it might not harm the market value being a low budget device. Estimated Price will be available in around six weeks for 60 Euros.

Asha 203 comes with Dark Red, Dark Gray and Silver White where as Asha 202 comes with Black, Dark Red, Dark Gray Silver White and Golden White.


Nokia Asha 202 & 203 run on Nokia S40 OS with different screen dimensions as compared to Asha 201 as it has more square screen. Reason of changing the dimensions of these phones’ screens is ease of accessing stuff from shortcuts or by swiping left or right to get the favorite apps, games etc. You can also connect to your favorite social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and post your updates directly from the homescreen.

Asha 202 & 203 have got a 2 MP camera which is considered to be much better than other devices of the same budget.

We’re pleased to announce that our themes for Nokia Asha 303 (Touch & Type) will be fully supported and compatible on Nokia Asha 202 & 203 whereas our themes for Nokia C3-00 & X2-01 will be supported for Asha 302. So as soon as you get your hands on these devices, you can easily download and enjoying using it.

Nokia Asha 302


Nokia Asha 302 has a Qwerty with 2.4″ (320 x 240) QVGA TFT display powered by a 1GHz processor. The phone has 256 MB of internal memory with 128 MB of ram and supports upto 32 GB with an external MicroSD card. Data communication network supports WiFi, 3G along with radio, USB and much more.

Asha 302 has a plastic body, looks like Asha 303 and Nokia E Series with a qwerty keyboard allowing you to comfortably type while you’re on the road or travelling in the bus.

Asha 302 comes in 5 attractive colors: Dark Gray, Mid Blue, Plum Red, White, Golden Light.


Asha 302 runs on Nokia Series 40 OS being the first low budget phone that supports Microsoft Exchange. Therefore, you can easily sync your emails and calendar while you’re at home or out of the town. Despite many features, Nokia 302 doesn’t have Nokia Maps.

Similarly like other family members of Asha, you can always customize the homescreen and put your favorite widgets on it to access them with one click.

Asha 302 has 3.2 MP camera with 4x zoom and supports upto 30fps for video recording.

Arafat Tehsin is a software developer and technology enthusiast. Currently digging everything about user experience, loves Windows Phone and the relevant upcoming platforms,

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Muttahir Shah

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