Nokia Releases New Asha Devices, 308 & 309 [video]

Nokia has just announced 2 new members of their Asha family, the Asha 308 and Asha 309. These devices are targeted at the mid range crowd who wants a feature packed smartphone at an affordable pricetag.

The new devices offer a fluid ‘swipe’ user interface and 3-inch scratch-resistant capacitive touchscreens, a 2-megapixel camera, powerful built-in speakers and the fun-to-use Asha Touch operating system.

The Asha 308 and Asha 309 feature 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. Facebook, Twitter and local social networks in selected markets are pre-loaded apps on the new devices as well.

Just like the other Asha Touch phones, the 308 and 309 comes with 40 free EA games for you to download and keep forever. The leading titles include Tetris, FIFA 2012, and The Need for Speed The Run.

Available in black or golden light, the Nokia Asha 308 has an Easy Swap Dual SIM so you can change SIM cards without turning off the phone.
The Nokia Asha 309 is a single-SIM, WiFi-enabled device for fast and cost-effective access to the Internet.

The Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309 will be priced at about USD 99, excluding taxes and subsidies, with shipping expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2012.