Today, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia made official its first handset in the popular Asha series that sports both dual-SIM capabilities and support for Wi-Fi networks, namely the Nokia Asha 310.Through this device, users will be able to take advantage of Wi-Fi connectivity when needed, while enjoying the option of having two phone numbers available at their disposal at all times.
The feature should result in important cost savings for those who will choose the new smartphone, since they will be able to connect to the Internet without using a cellular network. Furthermore, they will benefit from increased flexibility, courtesy of the aforementioned two SIM cards.
Nokia Asha 310 also arrives on shelves with Nokia’s Easy Swap Dual-SIM technology inside, which will enable users to easily switch from one card to the other.
“Your main SIM card sits behind the battery, as normal. But the slot for the second SIM on the side of the phone allows you to switch the second SIM easily, without needing to switch off the phone,” Nokia Conversations explains.
“With the SIM manager you can assign unique profiles for up to five SIM cards and define which SIM card you want to use for calling, sending text messages or for using Internet data.”
The new mobile phone arrives on shelves with a 3-inch WQVGA, capacitive touchscreen display, as well as with 20MB of internal user memory, and a microSD memory card slot to expand it by up to 32GB.
Furthermore, the handset sports Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support, Micro USB 2.0 connector, 3.5 mm AV connector, USB and 2mm pin charging, support for GSM/EDGE 900/1800 networks, and a battery that can deliver up to 25 days of standby, or up to 17 hours of talk time.
Nokia Asha 310 will also sport the latest version of the Nokia Xpress Browser, along with 40 free EA games, as all other Asha devices do. Email, Facebook, Twitter and eBuddy will also be pre-loaded on it.
Nokia is planning on making the new smartphone available for purchase in markets such as Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Brazil in the first quarter of the year, with a cost of around $102 (€76), before local taxes or any operator subsidies.