Nokia will soon launch the Asha 230 handset the most affordable touch phone. 230 looks similar to the Nokia Asha 501 with Curvier edges. It is a quad band handset with 2G support and houses dual SIM slots.
The Nokia Asha 230 comes with a TFT capacitive touchscreen of size 2.8 inches with resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Handset is light weight at 89 grams and is of dimensions 58.6 x 99.5 x 13.2mm. There is internal RAM of 64MB and a micro SD card slot that can add up to 32GB external storage.
This handset runs on the Nokia Asha Platform 1.1.1. The Asha 230 also includes a 1.3Mp camera on the rear (no LED flash). There is no front camera. There is accelerometer and proximity sensors. Key features are 2G (EDGE – 236kbps, GPRS – 42.8kbps), Bluetooth 3.0 and micro USB. Guess what – this is the most affordable touch phone and for that reason the WiFi module is missing. There is however GPS with A-GPS support only – this means you can get the approximate location based on the network cell tower location.
The 1020 mAh Li-ion battery gives a talk time of up to 12 hours and standby time of 500 hours. You can play continuous music for almost 40 hours. The Nokia Asha 230 coming soon in India. The price is currently unknown.
Tip: Uday Singh Pathania.