Nokia Asha 203 Ilse Jurriën : February 29th 2012 - 10:50 CET
New Nokia Asha 203 mobile phone : Nokia introduces a new Asha mobile phone at the annual Mobile World Congress. Besides the new Asha 203, Nokia also launches several new services. This reflects the determination of the company to provide the 'next billion' access to mobile Internet. The Nokia Asha 203 phone is equipped with the Nokia Browser, this cloud-based internet browser reduces the internet access costs. The Nokia Life service has been integrated for the first time into an Asha phone. Besides the learning aspect, the Nokia Asha 203 also offers entertainment with 40 pre-installed EA games. The new Nokia Asha 302 is currently on display at the MWC 2012, held in Barcelona.
Nokia Asha 203
"Since outlining a new strategy a year ago, we've taken significant actions to deliver against it," said Mary T. McDowell, Nokia's executive vice president for Mobile Phones. "We've been connecting the next billion people to the mobile world and its benefits through contemporary feature phones and internet services. Today, we are taking another step in that direction, with the smart Nokia Asha 302 mobile phone packed with innovative services."
Nokia Life on the Nokia Asha 203
Nokia also announced an evolution of Nokia Life Tools, Nokia Life, which provides life-enhancing information. Nokia Life services provide an entry to the world of digital content and an internet-like experience for many people who don't yet have access to data plans. Nokia Life comes with additional relevant services with social elements and a fresher look. The service is available on Nokia Series 30 and Series 40 phones, including the Nokia Asha 203.
Nokia Asha 203 phone features
The Nokia Asha 203 phone stands out with the combination of a traditional keypad with a 2.4- inch touch screen, ideal for browsing, scrolling and opening applications. The Nokia Asha 203 is equipped with a 2 megapixel camera, music player, FM radio and Nokia Browser. The Nokia Asha phone supports memory cards up to 32GB and is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. Download the Nokia Asha 203 specification sheet for more information.
Internet on the Nokia Asha 203
The new Nokia Asha 203 mobile phone provides a fast and affordable internet experience via Nokia's cloud-accelerated Nokia Browser, which makes internet content easy to discover with its localized and personalized home page design and portal to thousands of web apps. In addition to its speed, the browser compresses data traffic up to 90 percent, meaning cost reductions for consumers and operators, who can have better network utilization.
Nokia Asha 203 retail package
• Nokia Asha 203 phone
• Nokia BL-5C battery
• Nokia AC-11 charger
• Nokia WH-102 stereo headset
Nokia Asha 302 price & availability
The Nokia Asha 203 will be available in three trendy colors; dark red, dark grey and silver white. The Nokia Asha phone will be available from the second quarter of 2012 for a suggested retail price of €60 Euro. If you are interested in the Asha 203, but you rather have a Dual SIM phone, you may want to check out the new Asha 202, the same phone for the same price, but with Dual SIM functionality.
Nokia Asha 203 review
As soon as we receive a Nokia Asha 203 test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Nokia Asha 203 review.