MWC 2012: Nokia announces Lumia 610 and 900, Asha 302, 203 and 202
Nokia has unveiled five more devices at MWC, the Lumia 610, the global Lumia 900 (previously, announced only for AT&T), and the Nokia Asha 302, 203, and 202. The two Lumia devieces will release in Q2 2012, while the Asha devices will release within the next few weeks. Nokia also unveiled an updated Nokia Drive app for Windows Phone, as well as Nokia Reading ebook reader and news aggregator.
Nokia has already announced the PureView 808 at MWC 2012 so far, a 41MP camera phone running Symbian Belle.
Previously expected to be announced at MWC, the Nokia Lumia 610 becomes the first low-cost Windows Phone handset around, running on an 800MHz Snapdragon S1 processor, 256MB of RAM, and 8GB of built-in storage. Other specifications Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, a 3.7-inch 800x480 pixel display, 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, as well as the standard Bluetooth 2.1, HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, stereo FM radio, and microUSB 2.0 connectivity.
The Lumia 610 features a 1,300 mAh battery rated to deliver 35 horus of continuous music play, 580 hours of standby time, and 6.5 hours of talk time. The device will ship white, cyan, magenta and black, for around €189, translating to roughly Rs. 12,500.
The top-end Nokia Windows Phone, the global-edition Lumia 900, was also introduced, featuring HSPA+ connectivity instead of LTE. For more information about the device, refer to our previous coverage of it.
Coming to the Nokia Asha devices, we see Nokia has actually launched two models (Asha 302 and 202), with one dual-SIM variant (203). The Asha 302 is a QWERTY device, with social networking and IM integration, as well as Microsoft Exchange. It runs on a 1GHz processor, and offers Wi-Fi N and 3G connectivity (HSDPA 14.4Mbps), as well as USB-on-the-Go support. It features a 1,320 mAh battery, promising over 707 hours of standby time, 9 hours of talk time, and 50 hours of music play. Nokia has priced the Asha 302 at €95, or roughly Rs. 6,500, shipping in dark grey, mid blue, plum red, white, and golden light colours.
The Nokia Asha 202 / 203 are Touch N Type offerings, with a 2.4-inch resistive touch display. Both phones come with Nokia Browser pre-installed, and feature 2MP cameras, GPRS/EDGE connectivity, as well as Bluetooth 2.1, microSD card slot expansion up to 32GB, stereo FM radio with recording, and a 1020 mAh battery rated to deliver up to 400 hours of standby time, 5 hours of talk time, and 25 hours of music play. Both devices will be priced at around €60, or roughly, Rs. 4,000, and come in dark red, black, silver white, dark grey, and golden white colours. They will also ship with roughly €75 worth of EA Games.
Nokia Asha 203 and 302
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