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February 27, 2012

Nokia Asha 202, 203 and 302: global reactions

Mobile World Congress has kicked off and amongst all that is going on, three new Nokia Asha handsets have been announced. Introducing the Nokia Asha 202, 203 and 302! Here is a little information about each of the phones and some of the initial reactions from around the world on Nokia Connects.

via Technobuffalo

The Asha family has expanded and we want to get your first reactions. There are 2.3 billion people currently without a mobile phone in the world and 1.2 billion with a phone but no data plan. All three of the new devices run on S40 and are part of the plan to connect the next billion people to the internet with Nokia.

The Nokia Asha 202 and Nokia Asha 203 are essentially the same but the 203 is dual-SIM enabled. The 203 is available in Silver White, Dark Red and Dark Grey whereas the 202 is also available in Black and Golden White  (in select markets). The 203 has a longer standby time (up to 27 days) compared to the 202 (up to 16.5 days), here are a few specifications that apply to both phones:

– Exclusive Games Gift from EA – 40 free games to download from Nokia Store

– Intuitive touch screen for browsing, scrolling and opening apps, combined with a keypad

– 2 MP camera, Nokia Life (in selected markets) and Nokia Maps (in selected markets)

– They weigh 90 g (including battery)

– 1GHz CPU and 14.4Mbps data speeds for 95 euros, shipping now

**Full details for the Asha 202 and Asha 203 are now available to download in PDF format**

The Nokia Asha 302 is the more advanced edition to the Asha family. It’s a full-Qwerty enabled phone and supports Mail for Exchange, here are just a couple of the vital specifications:

– Keep chatting with Whatsapp, Facebook Chat and other popular IM services

– Fast, one-click access to social networking services

– 3.2 megapixel camera with 4 x digital zoom

– Nokia Life (in select markets)

– High performing loudspeakers

– Available in unique colours: Dark Grey, White, Plum Red, Mid Blue and Golden Light  (in select markets)

*Full details for the Asha 302 are now available to download in PDF format**

Here are some initial thoughts from Twitter about the new editions to the Nokia Asha family:

Let me know your thoughts below about the new phones above and anything else you’ve seen this morning at Mobile World Congress 2012. You can also reach me @Nokia_Connects