The biggest ever Nokia World happened today with over 5,000 attendees. They have announced some pretty good stuff both in hardware and software with 6 new phones and 3 new apps/services developed by Nokia. The first 2 phones being the Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, both of them running on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 smartphone platform. They are a result of Nokia’s exclusive multi billion dollar deal with Microsoft around 8 months ago. They are running the latest version of the Microsoft’s operating system for smartphones; Windows Phone 7.5 a.k.a Mango. The bigger brother Nokia Lumia 800 is the costliest of the bunch and has an industry expected 8 MP camera with autofocus and Carl Ziess optics while Nokia Lumia 710 has almost the same hardware internal with an exception of a 5 MP camera but at the same time, most funky of all the Windows devices till date with changeable back covers.
Nokia also introduced their new ‘Asha’ line-up of feature phones targeted towards youth from developing nations. They are cheap but are stylish and most important, they all have touchscreen of some kind and all the other necessary features, admittedly named ‘Asha’ which means ‘Hope’ in Hindi. The Nokia ‘Asha’ range starts with Asha 200 which is a dual band, dual GSM SIM capable resistive touchscreen phone along with portrait QWERTY and a 2 MP camera. Nokia Asha 201 is a single GSM twin to Asha 200 and has quad band GSM network, rest all remains the same; even the looks.
Nokia Asha 300 has a powerful 1GHz processor and a 5 MP camera and resistive touchscreen. Connectivity has 3G, Bluetooth and an interesting USB On-The-Go feature which lets you connect USB pendrives to your phone (already seen in Nokia N9) using an attachment accessory. Nokia Asha 303 is almost the same as Asha 300 even but with a better capacitive touchscreen and a 3.2 MP camera and an additional Wi-Fi option for wireless connectivity.