Nokia has remained the most famous business house of Finland. It has been the dominating name in the mobile phone segment long before the introduction of smartphones by Samsung, Google and Apple. Nokia’s expertise in the field of mobile phones is still above question.
The announcement of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia is definitely going to bring back Nokia mobile devices to the market with a big bang. You’ll soon have new budget phones on offer from the legendary company that once defined what a mobile phone meant.
Nokia, in what was perhaps its last mega product launching event, introduced three new budget smartphones in the Asha series – Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503, which are all budget phones.
Nokia has also announced the introduction of WhatsApp in the new Asha phones. The three low – end smartphones, of which Asha 503 is equipped with 3G, come with more or less the same features. The differences lie in the cameras; Asha 502 and Asha 503 phones have 5 megapixel cameras on them and Asha 500 has a 2 megapixel camera. Asha 502 is slimmer in appearance and lighter as well. Asha 500 and 502 have QVGA 2.8 inch screens, while Asha 503 is reinforced with curved Gorilla Glass.
Nokia Asha 503 Review
Nokia’s Asha 503 with Dual Sim has the power to capture and upload photos really quickly. All you need to do is swipe the camera from the lock screen and you are ready to snap pictures.
With a single feather touch you will be able to upload your pictures on Facebook and share them with your friends. With the unique Fastlane feature, you can organize and view all your contacts, tweets, Facebook updates with detailed comments and likes on your photos, recent apps and upcoming engagements, arranged neatly on the screen.
Asha 503 Dual Sim brings to you some great apps like LinkedIn, We Chat, and Line, making it enormously easy for you to constantly keep in touch with your buddies. The phone comes with ten preloaded games, ready to entertain you at times of exhaustion and boredom. Several other attractive features include Nokia Glance Screen, Corning Gorilla Glass, Screen Double Tap, brightness control in display and others.
Asha 503 comes in an array of bold colors. The core is strongly encased in a hard shell, which is crystal clear in appearance, giving the phone an exclusive look. The Gorilla Glass II screen, with which it is protected, is absolutely resistant to scratches, making the phone elegant as well as highly robust.
The new phone comes with the power of the Xpress Browser by Nokia that allows you to surf the Internet with greater speed and as much as you like. The Xpress New app allows you to find out all the news and information that you may need to know from the Web. The Dual Sim facility is an added advantage that helps you do a lot more with your phone.
A beautiful transparent appearance, a clear façade resembling a crystal and sturdiness are the features that should attract you to the Asha 503. The power-packed 5 megapixel camera can bring to you a totally new experience in taking photos and recording the priceless moments of your life. With a gorgeous physique and 3G talk time of maximum 4.5 hours, robust battery and 35.8 hours of music playback time, the Nokia Asha 503 review suggests that it is a great low-end smartphone that fits your budget.
What Hope Does Asha Bring For Nokia And Microsoft?
Microsoft’s acquisition of the Finnish giant and then the decision of unleashing the Asha line of phones has been a historic move. It may be the biggest comeback opportunity for Nokia, but also a path breaking strategy on the part of Microsoft as well. Asha and the new line of feature phones are all designed to go a long way in today’s market. The low-priced, power-packed Asha series, if supplemented by the easy availability of Microsoft’s downloadable software, can easily carve its own niche in the mobile phone market.
Microsoft is all set to refine the Asha phones with sophisticated apps and tools to compete with other smartphone giants. It can lead to the creation of a whole new genre of devices. And to sell Asha and the similar upcoming models, Nokia’s universal acceptance and credibility is a big plus for Microsoft, thanks to Nokia’s market share and customer base. These phones represent an attractive proposition for Microsoft. The Asha devices will enable Microsoft to reach out to a far bigger crowd all over the world.
Besides, both Nokia and Microsoft assure customers of a seamless takeover, which means you will not find any hitch in product availability, quality or services. Nokia will continue to make Asha series mobiles. The eye catching design, robustness and quality will all remain the same.
Nokia Asha 201 has been the leader of the smartphone pack in South Africa in the last five months. All the Asha series phones are in great demand all around the globe, and will continue to enjoy widespread customer interest. Even today, the name of Nokia means a lot of in terms of quality to many. That’s the reason that the Asha phones will continue to be available under the original brand name. This augurs well for both Nokia and Microsoft. Nokia will be able to buy back customer interest and Microsoft can ride on the back of this success.
After Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, the Finnish company has come up with the three new Asha phones. They’ve promised a completely new line up of cheaper smartphones based on FastLane – the interface for today’s user. More innovations are in the pipeline.
Both Nokia and Microsoft are oozing with hope for a new future for Nokia Asha Series Smartphones. This collaboration promises fruitful results in times to come.