At the Nokia World 2011 event in last October at London, Nokia introduced a new Dual SIM phone; the Nokia Asha 200. It is a stylish mobile phone from the Finnish handset maker. This phone was unveiled, along with three more phones - Nokia 303, Nokia 300 and Nokia 201. Together all these handsets are introduced under the new Asha series. The Asha series handsets run on Symbian Series 40 OS. All these mobiles have different form factor and features. The Nokia Asha 200 is a colorful phone designed to meet the requirements of young, urban users who want to constantly stay in touch with their friends and relatives around the globe. Let’s take a brief look towards the Nokia Asha 200.
The dimension of the handset is 115.4 x 61.1 x 14.0 mm with a weight of 105 g. The volume of the phone is 84.7 cc. With a QVGA TFT resistive touchscreen, the gadget has a screen size of 2.4 inch and a resolution of 320×240 pixels. Equipped with a QWERTY keypad, it has shortcut keys like dedicated SIM manager key, messaging key and volume up/down keys. It supports up to 262,000 colors. It is equipped with a Nokia BL-5J battery with a power of 1430 mAh. It has a talktime of up to 7 hours. With single sim, it has a stand by time of up to 37 days and with dual sim, it provides up to 23 days of standby time. It provides a music playback time of up to 52 hours. It works on GSM/EDGE 900/1800 MHz operating frequency and transmits GPRS and EDGE data.
The handset has 32 MB RAM and 64 MB ROM. It supports up to 32 GB of expandable memory with a microSD memory card. It has a Dual SIM Dual Standby connectivity, support for up to 5 SIM cards with Easy Swap. Its Easy Swap functionality allows users to easily change their second SIM card without switching the phone off. The dual SIM facility lets the user assign a name, logo and ringtone for up to 5 SIM cards. The phone features a 2 Megapixel camera with a resolution of 1600x1200 pixels. It can record with a resolution of 176x144 pixels. It supports digital zoom and video recording options. The video player is suggested for viewing video files of many formats like 3GPP, H.263, H.264 and MP4.
You can enjoy a faster web browsing experience with this phone. The new Browser ensures smaller downloads, faster page loads and lower data charges by compressing internet pages by up to 90%. By personalizing your start pages, you can get quick access to all your favorite contents including your most regularly visited websites. You can enjoy the latest songs on the enhanced stereo FM-radio and record them to your phone with powerful FM recording. With Nokia ringtones, you can even turn your favorite tunes into your ringtones and combine them with a SIM card.
The connectivity options include Bluetooth with EDR, HTML browser, EDGE/GPRS, and USB connector. GPRS and EDGE facilities allow the user to stay connected to the Internet. Bluetooth and USB port allow sharing videos, images and songs with other devices. The web service allows you to access social networking sites like Facebook, Flickr, Orkut and Twitter. The device comes with FM Radio with recording feature, Music Player, Audio Recorder, Email and Messaging. Also, this gadget is loaded with powerful apps like Nokia Life Tools, Nokia Money, Nokia Music, Application Highlights and many more.
The Nokia Asha 200 is launched in India for Rs. 4370. It is an affordable mobile phone enough to keep you engaged for the whole day. The handset is available in eight colors (black, white, blue, aqua, orange, green, pink and light pink).
Now, moving to the specifications of the phone:
- Brand: Nokia
- Manufacturer: Nokia
- Device type: Feature phone
- Operating System: Symbian Series 40
- Size: 2.4 inches
- Weight: 105 gm
- Dimensions: 115.4 x 61.1 x 14mm
- Resolution: 320×240pixels
- Screen: WXGA TFT LED Resistive Touchscreen
- Ports: USB 2.0, Mini-USB OTG, HDMI, microSD card, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
- Capacity: 1430 mAh (BL-5J)
- Type: Lithium-ion battery
- Build: Chargeable
- System memory: 32 MB RAM/64 MB ROM
- Storage expansion:
- Slot Type: microSD
- Maximum card size: 32 GB
- Resolution: 2MP
- Optical zoom: Available
- Bluetooth: 2.1, EDR
- USB: USB 2.0
- Notifications: Music ringtones (MP3, AAC, AAC+, MIDI, WMA, WAV, MP4, AMR ), Vibration, Silent mode, Flight mode, Polyphonic ringtones
- Applications: Nokia Life Tools, Nokia Money, Nokia Music, Application Highlights, Twitter, Facebook, Orkut, Flickr
- Dual Sim with dual standby with easy swap support upto 5 sim
- QWERTY keypad
- Long Battery life
- Social networking integration
- Small internal memory
- No WiFi or 3G
Nokia Asha 200, hands-on (EN) video from youtube:
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