Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nokia Asha 200, Black

The launch of RIM’s cheapest BlackBerry running OS 7, the Curve 9220, at a price above Rs. 10,000/- made us look towards the mainstay in the feature phone market – Nokia. What is the cheapest QWERTY-phone that Nokia has to offer currently? Quite a while back, it was the Nokia X2-01. We were thrilled and surprised at the launch price. The Nokia Asha 200 isn’t very different; it has similar specifications with the updates Series 40 Asha interface. We should note that if you’re planning to compare the recently launched BlackBerry Curve 9220 with the Nokia Asha 200, you shouldn’t. The BlackBerry runs a full-fledged smartphone Operating System – the BlackBerry OS 7.1, while the Nokia Asha 200 runs a feature phone Operating System – the Series 40 Asha. The Asha 200 is priced at around Rs. 4,000/- It comes with dual-standby dual-SIM, a 2MP rear camera, no Wi-Fi or 3G, QWERTY keyboard, and a standard 320 x 240 display. If you’re looking for more features in your QWERTY phone and you want to stick to Nokia, the Asha 303 is available for south of Rs. 8,000/- with the same Series 40 Asha OS and touchscreen included, while the Nokia E6 has some pretty stellar specs for about Rs. 17,000/- as it runs the full-fledged smartphone OS, Symbian Belle.

Nokia Asha 200, Black Nokia Asha 200, Pink Nokia Asha 200, Pink


  • Multi-SIM: Dual SIM (dual standby) with personalization of settings for upto five SIMs
  • Display: 2.4 inch, 320 x 240 resolution display
  • RAM: 32 MB
  • User storage memory: 10 MB
  • Expansion memory: Upto 32 GB via microSD card (hot swappable)
  • Connectivity: 2 mm Nokia charger, microUSB, GPRS/EDGE, 3.5 mm Nokia headset port, Bluetooth v2.1, FM radio
  • Battery life: Up to 7 hours talk time, 36 hours standby, 52 hours music playback (as quoted by Nokia)

So, would you be buying this phone? Somehow, we still prefer a Nokia to a low-end QWERTY phone from Micromax or Karbonn or any of the other newer players in the market. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Update: We forgot to mention the previous-generation series of Nokia QWERTY handsets - the X2-01, the C3-00 and the E5-00 which still seem to be available for around Rs. 3,600/-, Rs. 6,500/- and Rs. 9,300/- respectively. The X2-01 and the C3-00 are feature phones running Series 40, while the E5-00 is a full-fledged smartphone running a very old version of Symbian Series 60 - Version 3.

Source: Nokia India, Press Release, Data Sheet (PDF)


manisha panda said...

Asha 200 is the latest edition dual sim phone with QWERTY keypad and many necessary keypad shortcuts just like the PC key board. Asha 200 gives direct access to insert a sim card upto 5 slots without turning off the mobile. There are also certain other features like the QWERTY keypad that is most likely the best feature considered by the booming telecom market and also the youngsters to chat or type faster.
The Asha 200 is basically a music edition phone with dual speakers and HD screen to watch movies directly. With Nokia Asha 200, movies and music tracks can be directly downloaded or can be watched in youtube directly with the intelligent software inside it that pulls 1 GHz of data even at 2g networks for multipage browsing and faster downloads.
Asha 200 is also a very good handset for playing games and social networking.

manisha panda said...

The latest Dual sim from Nokia is Asha 200 which is totally different from the any other dual sim available in the market today, It has some heavily loaded features in a very small price tag that no other mobile brand would afford to go beyond.
Nokia Asha 200 is a dual sim phone with QWERTY keypad, Dual speakers for surround sound and HD screen for watching movies or videos. The internet is also very fast with the superior processor inserted.
Asha 200 i snow very popular for browsing the internet and the popular and best music phone. i have enjoyed the music and the internet and i can say that this is the best handset with multi utility features. Asha 200 is the only phone that gives access to around 4 million songs and 3 million apps.

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