Nokia Asha 501 touchscreen smartphone is the first device to run on the new Asha platform

Nokia today unveiled the first of a new family of Asha smartphones with the introduction of the Nokia Asha 501. The handset pushes the boundaries of affordable smartphone design with bold color, a high-quality build and an innovative user interface. The Nokia Asha 501 is the first device to run on the new Asha platform, which is designed to make the experience faster and more responsive. The Asha platform also helps developers to create, publish and make more money from apps made specifically for the new generation of Asha devices.

The new Nokia Asha 501 was purpose-built to give people the best possible mobile experiences at an affordable price. Many of the most popular applications are already available or in development for the Nokia Asha platform. WhatsApp and other key partners continue to explore new Asha.

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The Nokia Asha 501 features a 3.2-megapixel camera, WiFi, a lock screen with a glanceable clock and the 3-inch capacitive screen is made out of hardened glass. There’s 4GB of internal memory and support for a micro-SD card up to 32GB. The battery life offers an incredible 48 days in standby and 17 hours of talk time. The Nokia Asha 501 is available in single or EasySwap Dual SIM models. All come with WiFi and Bluetooth. The Nokia Asha 501 is expected to start shipping in June 2013.
The Nokia Asha 501 is available in a choice of six striking colours that complement the elegant design. The compact new Asha weighs only 98 grams, for the ultimate portability. It is expected to be available through approximately 60 operators and distributors in more than 90 countries worldwide.

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