CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

Kenya: Nokia Introduces More Asha Devices in Kenya

Kenyan consumers can now buy the Nokia 500, 502 and 503, the new devices in the Asha range with above 3G connectivity and the much superior Gorilla Glass screen.

On the high end is the Asha 503 single SIM device that introduces 3.5G connectivity as well as a scratch resistant, curved Gorilla Glass screen

The device that will retail for Kshs 10,500 also comes with a 5 mega-pixel camera; a LED flash; swipe and one-touch social sharing.

The other two devices - the Nokia Asha 502 and 503 - also come with various unique features including the Easy swap dual SIM and the new dual shot design technique that adds to the phones' mono-body design.

Also available in the Asha 502 is the five megapixel camera with swipe technology introduced in earlier models that users swipe up from the lock screen to start the camera and touch anywhere on-screen to take a photo with the option to post an image to Facebook or Twitter with just one touch making the camera experience more social.

According to Nokia's GM for East Africa Bruce Howe the three models give the consumer choice while buying the devices considering the budget, design and experience.

"We have expanded the Asha family with a trio of Smartphone that offer consumers a choice of phone that suits their budget, each with stunning design, great social apps, and new imaging experiences. The new Nokia Asha range will place Smartphone technology within reach of millions of consumers," Howe said. The Asha 502 will retail at Kshs 9700 while the Asha 500 will cost Kshs 7600.

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