As a mobile developer for Android and Bada this Asha platform is hard to develop for. There are no standard user interface elements like buttons etc which can be use out of the box. This makes porting from Android a whole lot of work. If Nokia wants overrule Android which they want they should make developer as easy as possible.
1) UI is horrible, cheap 262K colors with only 133 ppi. Just imagine how ugly the display will be. Current asha touch phones have 155 ppi.
2) the design isnt actually outstanding. Its ugly to look at and its fatty. Why nokia didnt give a Flash with its camera? This stupid 501 even cant play VGA video. Only QVGA@15fps! Woof! You Cheater
i think it's a meego (maybe a lite version). and nokia change the OS name not using java. meego wanna be not iphone wanna be :)
'Oh it needs 3G, ohhh it needs Android, AAHHH IT DOESN'T HAVE A WORLD BEATING CAMERA!!!!'
These are the things that make this phone affordable to the masses. If you look, this phone won't be going to the US. It'll be heading over to Asia and other developing markets. Do the rural parts of India and China have 3G coverage? Do you think that Kazakhstan, Iran and Iraq have country-wide 4G connections? No. They don't. If you think every phone should have a brilliant camera, a huge screen and the latest OS then be thankful you don't have a job in Marketing, or you'd be sending companies bankrupt. This phone is going to be sold for £65 ($99) which is a phenomenal price for a phone which isn't exactly going to be lacking in features for users who have been struggling to get away from an old Nokia 5000 or even 3310!
The market is full of cheap little Android phones which don't run particularly well on the 2G network. They require 3G and above. This phone sits at the top end of the market just below the Samsung Rex or HTC Desire. If you could have a phone that could make calls consistently, send SMS's consistently and even open basic web pages consistently, OR a phone that is power thirsty, can do everything but wipe your backside yet can't make calls because your country doesn't have the technology, which are you to choose? Nokia have done the smart thing and aimed at the ones who don't sit there posting about how everything but the iPhone is terrible and how the whole world would be better off if Samsung designed everything in it. If you can't see why Nokia will sell millions of this phone, you don't deserve the internet.
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Can we downloan pdf file in asha 501 & does it support angry bird games like asha 311, if any one who perfectly know about asha 501, then pls reply fast.
nokia asha 501 is better for range of 5500 nice phone tuch is better in this phone and the battery life is low every thing k..... in this phone nice
Ashish, 13 May 2013Nokia Asha 501 support the whatsaap application...? Yes, whatsapp can run on asha 501 platform
yes it good to have smart phone under 6000Rs, but it should content feature like LCD flash, secondary camera, video in fps, gprs will be added advantage
Chieffos, 13 May 2013I feel this whol thing is beginin to thin in, nokia will make softwar update availabl to previ... morenokia is not st***d to release the new asha software platform to the existing phones if they do so the new models will not sell. so be happy with what you have...if you need to experience something new, then buy new models with the latest software.