Lumia-like Nokia Asha 501 spotted in India, portable charger to accompany
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The phone has been spotted at Infibeam in two colour variants as coming soon to India. Though the 3 incher will be coming to India in Red, Blue, White Black and Yellow colours, the store only displays the Red, White and Yellow variant as coming soon.
All the 5 colour options have been spotted at Indiatimes also with a coming soon tag. The phone will come with a Nokia Stereo Headset WH-109 and 4 GB microSD Card for expanding the phone memory.
The phone has also been added to the Nokia India website.
Nokia has also launched a set of colourful portable charger with the phone. Read about this in the next page.
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Nokia has launched a new accessory in-line with the design of the new Asha, 501 smartphone, the DC-18, a portable power pack with digital display and multiple colour options.
The popular and premium Lumia 920 handset which is now available at about Rs 30990, (read here) is known for sporting the wireless charging feature. Wireless charging is not possible with the Nokia Asha 501, but with this accessory charging anytime, anywhere is possible. Made of a smooth, natural feeling plastic, the neon red square – which measures just 57mm x 57mm – this portable charger fits neatly in your pocket or at the bottom of your bag.
This power pack will keep the phone juiced-up when you need it most. Although, the Nokia Asha 501 has a 48-day standby time, it’s always good to have that little bit extra – for those emergencies. The Asha 501 supports USB charging.
To charge your phone, you’ll initially need to charge up the power pack. After that, whenever you need it, plugging in the Micro-USB will transfer the power from pack to phone.
Nokia Asha 501 will offer access to many apps from the Nokia store which includes apps from Indore-based gaming company Twist Mobile. Read more in next page.
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The Indore-based Twist Mobile has already ported 21 of its apps and games to the Asha platform.
One of the apps is called Twist Music, which uses the accelerometer in the Asha 501, so you create music as you move the device in your hand.
Nokia Asha has changed the game in India and people are using a lot more WiFi now. Old sub-$100 phones never used to have WiFi, so Nokia Asha has increased the penetration of online access in mobile phones a lot. Now, the launch of the Nokia Asha 501 will give things another boost. The phone is more affordable and it brings premium innovations to more people, mentions CEO and founder of Twist Mobile, Virat Singh Khutal.