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Nokia reveals specs and features of Asha 501

News   •   Jun 25, 2013 15:31 BST

Nokia has just launched the Asha 501, a new handset that joins the likes of the Asha 311 (check out Nokia Asha 311 here). Aside from the official launching, specs and features have also been revealed.

Talking (check out press release here) about colour options and design, Nokia said, “The Nokia Asha 501 is available in a choice of six striking colours: cyan, bright red, yellow, bright green, black and white. Its seamless design comes in just two parts: a durable, removable shell and the scratch-resistant, tempered glass display. The compact, easy-to-use Nokia Asha 501 weighs only 98 grams, for the ultimate in portability.”

Talking about “fast, intuitive user interface,” Nokia said, “The Nokia Asha 501 works with just a simple swipe. Swipe unlocks the phone, closes apps and is used to shift between two screens: ‘Home’ and 'Fastlane’. Home makes full use of the three-inch capacitive touchscreen, displaying a traditional application launcher. Fastlane is the second screen that adapts to display recent activity on the phone as well as upcoming events, helping people multi-task. Fastlane also supports social integration with Facebook and Twitter, by allowing people to post directly from within Fastlane.”

Talking about “instant access to apps and more,” Nokia said, “The new Asha comes with the Nokia Xpress Browser pre-loaded, which compresses Internet data by up to 90%, making mobile browsing faster and more affordable. People can enjoy a world of entertainment on the Nokia Asha 501, including pre-installed social apps like Facebook and Twitter; chat services like Line, Nimbuzz and WeChat; as well as up to 40 free EA games available to download, such as Plants vs. Zombies. Even more free apps and games are available from Nokia Store, including HERE Maps and the new Nokia Xpress Now content discovery web app.”

We’ll get to see the Nokia Asha 501 in “subsequent weeks.”