UK-based carrier Three has just confirmed the immediate availability of the affordable Nokia Asha 300 feature phone. The handset is available for free on select plans or for 80 GBP (125 USD or 100 EUR) on PAYG (pay as you go).
It looks like Three UK only offers the graphite color option to customers who wish to purchase the Asha 300, though Nokia launched additional color schemes, such as Night Shade, Gold, White Silver, Pink, and Red.
Keep in mind that while the phone is in stock now, Three UK mentions the estimated delivery date is July 30. This means customers who order it today might get it next week on Tuesday if nothing major happens.
Nokia Asha 300
is aimed at emerging markets, which is probably why it landed at Three UK so late. The phone was unveiled back in October at the Nokia World 2011 and hit shelves one month later.
It comes with a 2.4-inch resistive touchscreen display that supports 240 x 320 pixels resolution and 262k colors. There also a 5-megapixel rear camera with fixed focus and video recording.
Hardware-wise, the Asha 300
is pretty impressive for a feature phone. The handset is equipped with a 1 GHz single-core processor, which is complemented by 256MB of ROM, 128MB of RAM and 140 MB of internal memory.
As expected, storage amount can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card. When it comes to connectivity, Nokia Asha 300 comes with standard features specific to most feature phones, but also packs a few enhanced capabilities.
In this regard, the device offers HSDPA (10.2Mbps) and HSUPA (2Mbps), along with Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR support.
Last but not least, the phone’s 1110 mAh Li-Ion battery should provide users with up to 550 hours of standby time (600 hours in 3G mode) or up to 7 hours of talk time (4 hours in 3G mode). Check it out here