Unveiled last month during the Nokia World event, the Nokia Asha 303 has just made its debut in Philippines and Thailand.
There are no details on the phone’s price yet, but the Finnish company mentioned that the Asha 303 would launch for a suggested retail price of 115 EUR (155 USD).
The announcement was tweeted by Nokia several hours ago: “Super-fast Nokia Asha 303 hits the first stores in Thailand and Philippines!”
There are no details on which stores are now selling the Asha 303 and the feature-phone has yet to be listed on Nokia Philippines' official site.
All in all, Nokia confirmed last month that the Asha 303 would be available in the market in Q4 2011, so we can assume that the handset can now be purchased from select stores in Philippines and Thailand.
Nokia Asha 303 combines both worlds and offers users a full portrait QWERTY keyboard, as well as a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen.
The entire Asha series of feature-phones, including the Asha 200, 201, 300 or 303, is aimed at emerging markets, so we might not see these phones released in other regions.
The Asha 303 is the most expensive of the four, but also offer superior features and performance. In this regard, the phone is equipped with a fast 1 GHz single core processor and packs 170 MB of internal memory, 256 MB of ROM, 128 MB of RAM, and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
According to Nokia, the Asha 303 was built “with Internet and social networks ease in mind,” and comes pre-loaded with applications such as Facebook Chat, Whatsapp and the latest release of Nokia Maps for Series 40.
It is also worth mentioning that the Asha 303 is bundled with the cloud-based Nokia Browser, which provides faster access to the Internet, and the popular Angry Birds Lite game.