Meet the new Nokia Asha 309. Nokia has gained much popularity due to their Asha series smartphones. Asha 309 offers an innovative and affordable smartphone experience, packed with Internet connectivity, apps, maps, social networking and games.
Nokia Asha 309 is powered by 800 MHz processor and features 3-inch, scratch-resistant, capacitive touchscreens, a 2-megapixel camera, powerful built-in speakers and the fun-to-use Series 40 Asha Touch operating system. This new device offers a fluid ‘swipe’ user interface and an open environment for third-party app development.
Unlike Nokia Lumias, Asha 309 lacks 3G support, it’s a Wi-Fi ready that compensates entire connectivity task. It features Nokia’s new Xpress Browser, which uses cloud compression technology to make surfing the web faster whilst consuming up to 90 per cent less data. One of the nice features of the Nokia Xpress Browser is that you can visit YouTube in the browser, and actually stream YouTube video via the phone’s video player.
Supported instant messaging services
- Google Talk
- Facebook chat
- Windows Live Messenger
- Nokia Chat
Just like the other Asha Touch phones, it comes with 40 free EA games. Titles include Tetris, FIFA 2012, and The Need for Speed The Run.
Nokia estimates the retail price for Nokia Asha 309 to be about USD 99 or nearly Php4,500-Php5,000, excluding taxes and other fees, with shipping expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2012, probably in time for Holiday season. =)