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Nokia unveil Asha 200, 201, 300, 303 at Nokia World

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Nokia unveil Asha 200, 201, 300, 303 at Nokia World - read the full textNokia World has now begun and in no time we have new phones to write about. It's the new Asha series of feature phones - 200, 201, 300, 303. All of these devices are running on Series 40. Asha comes from Hindi and means something along the line of hope. The 200 and 201 look very much alike to...


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therefore,all non-smartphones are dumbphones?? right?? -rofl-

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  • 2011-10-26 15:21
  • P@1G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-10-26 11:12 from 95WD - click to readAre you serious? Dumb phone is a universally accepted term for feature phones.

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  • 2011-10-26 15:11
  • v0qu

dumb phones are feature phones,that mean that they dont have smart os,like android, got me..

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  • 2011-10-26 15:07
  • 3LF1

Dear Nokia, please release the new models at the right time and right price. from Nokia users

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  • 2011-10-26 15:06
  • 9Cja
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can these phones handle multitasking...if not wats d use of 1ghz..
Please answer.

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  • 2011-10-26 14:36
  • TL5a

Dumb phones is a recent internet slang put into effect to classify non-smartphone lines of phones produced by companies. Obviously saying non-smartphone is a much tedious effort and they cannot do as much as a smartphone can. So an obvious result was calling such phones as dumb phones. It is not a derogatory word. It's a logical segregation of these type of phones.

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  • 2011-10-26 14:14
  • uuuH

pathetic it just to compete with low end local phone

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  • 2011-10-26 13:59
  • qwSr

Name in Hindi, dual sim, qwerty seems Nokia is aiming for Indian market, India is biggest mobile market in the world, people here prefer dual sim to fill geographical gaps in network coverage which all service providers have and also for sms as in India upper limit of messages which can be sent from one sim is 100.Now a days GPS and push mail are also getting popular, in sales number blackberry is number 3 after nokia and samsung.

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  • 2011-10-26 13:34
  • uv9V

we are happy but the worst ting about nokia stratage is they take much gap to put product in market and also big gap product to product .

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  • 2011-10-26 13:25
  • YQCL

> In reply to ab @ 2011-10-26 12:37 from kfiq - click to readI want to buy Asha 303 and i know and care about Nokia World, and i don't see anything wrong about announcing Asha phones in their event, they have new product and they talked about it, what's the big deal here? why should they release their products "quietly" as you say? do you mean with no ads? this is ridiculous.

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  • 2011-10-26 13:22
  • 3xJq

The term 'dumbphones' as used by Engadget, Mashable, and The Register:




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  • 2011-10-26 13:16
  • mTWB

> In reply to [deleted post]GSMArena did not call these phones dumb. 'Dumbphones' is generally accepted as the name for non-smartphones today. It is a quick way to differentiate the mobile phones from smartphones. 'Feature phones' can also be used, it has the same meaning as dumbphone.

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  • 2011-10-26 13:13
  • mTWB

Nokia will surely rule the world again even s40 will turn flagship phone will turn up to be a big hit in many parts of the world.Asha is here to stay!Symbian,meego and WP7 are best ios.

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  • 2011-10-26 13:07
  • N7AQ

NOKIA has just lost it, over doing it now.

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  • 2011-10-26 13:02
  • pXj4

NOKIA has just lost it, over doing it now.

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  • 2011-10-26 13:01
  • pXj4

hoping that its a DUAL-SIM phones..

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  • 2011-10-26 12:43
  • 3YYG

I'm from India and yes, "Asha" means hope. To launch Series 40 phones with 1GHz processor and capacitative touch screens at an event like Nokia World, Nokia must be in a really pathetic phase. Those who buy these phones are people who do not know nor care about an event like Nokia World.

Nokia should have quietly released these Asha series without creating such fanfare. I was a Nokia fan but switched to Android recently. I still love Nokia, but this is really sad. They need a lot of "hope" if they have to thrive in the market.

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  • 2011-10-26 12:37
  • kfiq

Oh gosh the 200 has not got camera.
and none of the Nokia world's today got Front camera!! what's the business over here?

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  • 2011-10-26 12:36
  • tVXS

Great designs, great features, best in class.

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  • 2011-10-26 12:33
  • Iasn

Probably the writer means dumb as to make simpler and less intellectually challenging. But he or she would have chosen a better word though.

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  • 2011-10-26 12:32
  • v0q9

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