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February 24, 2014

Nokia Asha 230: the every-phone

Everything’s but a swipe away with Nokia’s most affordable Asha touch phone.

Announced today, the quad-band Nokia Asha 230 is rewriting the mobile rulebook. Packed with apps, maps and easy web-browsing, it’s a phone for all.

With Nokia Fastlane, the Nokia Asha 230 allows you to swipe to your favorite apps, tap to share with others and pull down to see what’s new.


It also provides immediate access, reminders and notifications for the content that’s most important to you.

Everything you need is at your fingertips – like hugely popular social-networking apps, such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, LINE and WeChat.

Not only does this offer a way to stay in constant contact with your friends and followers, Fastlane will display notifications right on to the home screen, meaning you won’t miss a thing.

The in-built Nokia Xpress Browser is a cloud-powered browser that compresses Internet data, making your mobile Internet experience more efficient. Web pages load faster and it also helps keep running costs down, since you consume less data.

The Nokia Asha 230 also supports Microsoft Bing search via the Nokia Xpress Browser. And with an upcoming Asha software platform update, we’re bringing Microsoft’s OneDrive to Asha 230 and the rest of the Nokia Asha family.

A great reception

Being a quad-band GSM phone – supporting 850/900/1800/1900MHz frequencies – the Nokia Asha 230 can be used almost anywhere in the world.

With the Dual-SIM model also allowing for two different phone contracts to be used in one device, you have a jack-of-all-trades smartphone that’s happy at your home, or when you’re travelling.

Bluetooth 3.0 with Nokia’s innovative SLAM technology – allowing you to wirelessly transfer images between compatible devices – is also built right into the Nokia Asha 230 for maximum versatility.


Screen if you wanna go faster

Sporting a 2.8-inch QVGA capacitive display, the Nokia Asha 230 is a superb personal assistant, using online HERE Maps (downloadable from the Nokia store) to direct you to your destination by foot, car and public transportation.

Traffic information is also sent to the phone, getting you from A to B, and possibly C, without hitch.

Using a MicroSD memory card, up to 32Gb of data can be stored on the device, which is perfect for music, movies, apps and games.

Speaking of which, the Nokia Asha 230 comes with an exclusive ‘game gift’ of 10 free games worth €20, available via Nokia Store (data charges may apply) with thousands more apps available from Nokia Store.

Coming in six color options – Bright Red, Yellow, Bright Green, White, Cyan and Black – the Asha 230 will stand out from the crowd.

And it won’t let you down, either. Battery talk time runs up to 12 hours on the Dual-SIM model and an incredible 33 days of standby – that’s more than a month! – on the single-SIM device.

The Nokia Asha 230 will be priced at around 45 EUR/ 59 USD and it will start shipping immediately.

NB: Prices are quoted before local taxes or operator subsidies.