Nokia 220, Nokia Asha and Nokia X
MWC is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry where the new mobile devices are seen first. At MWC 2014, Nokia announced couple of new smart phones proving that Nokia has not given up and is ready to take the challenge for emerging markets. Noticeable models are Nokia 220, Nokia Asha 230 and Nokia X series of smart phones. Nokia is aiming to enhance the mobile battery life even more and they want to keep the price very low for some of its mobile phone. Nokia also introduced social apps for very basic mobile phone models. So now you can get the durability, quality, dual SIM support, long battery life (30 days) and Android OS (Nokia X) on the same mobile phone in affordable price.
Nokia 220 features 2 MP camera, dual SIM support, FM radio, MP3 player, social apps (Facebook and Twitter preloaded), Nokia Xpress Internet Browser, 32 GB external storage support with a microSD card and that all is in really affordable price. The Nokia 220 Dual SIM also comes preloaded with 6 games from Gameloft, including Block Breaker 3 and Asphalt 6.
Maximum standby time with dual SIM: 24 days
Maximum talk time (2G): 15 hours
Maximum music playback time: 51.5 hours
Operating system: Nokia OS
Nokia announced Nokia Asha 230 that is affordable, durable and compact smart phone that also include social apps, and has max standby time of 21 days, max talk time of 12 hours and max music playback time of 42 hours. This smart phone won’t stress your wallet and yet it offers many important features. It also supports dual SIM. Camera is however 1.3 MP that is relatively low grade even from Nokia 220. It has USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 3.0 support. Nokia Asha 230 uses Nokia Asha software platform 1.1.1 and its updates are done over the air.
Access your social networks with just one swipe through fastlane. And stay connected with great social apps like Whatsapp, WeChat, LinkedIn and LINE. Get all your important social notifications directly on your home screen and stay entertained for hours with a gift of ten free games. Nokia Xpress Browser and Nokia Xpress Now app keep you up to date with new and trendy stuff and topics online. Its designed to withstand whatever life throws at it with bold durable colours that won’t scratch. Touch screen is also very much responsive.
Nokia X – Nokia with Android
Nokia X is the first Nokia phone that is shipped with (a customized) Google’s Android operating system. The UI of the Nokia X series of phones is a blend of Android and Windows Phone (with metro style) but its a customized Android with Nokia, Android and Microsoft apps. Its truly affordable but boosts same quality standards that are maintained by the Nokia. Nokia did not offer Google apps or services such as Gmail, Google Now or even Google Play in Nokia X but now Nokia X has been rooted to run Google Apps, Play Store and Google Launcher as guided by Kashamalaga on XDA Developers.
You can call it the ‘Best Budget Android Smartphone’. It features ‘fastlane’ like Nokia Asha, that displays favorite apps, photos, Facebook posts and more on single screen. Depending on some regions, It also comes with one month free worldwide calls support on Skype. Nokia X is available in Nokia X, Nokie X+ and Nokia XL models. All three of these have dual SIM support.