If you are living in Kenya, and if you are a fan of smart phones by Nokia, then this just might be the best time for you as Nokia announced its Asha 311 touch will be available from retailers across the country. This smartphone holds great importance for Nokia and might help Nokia in uplifting itself. Nokia has faced a significant downfall lately as Samsung, Apple has been dominating the world of smartphones in the recent past.
The price of Asha 311 touch is going to be KES.9990 and it will not be featuring Windows OS, instead, it will be running on Nokia’s own OS. Moreover, this smart phone will also feature 40 free games by Electronic Arts (EA Games), which are exclusive to Nokia only.
East Africa has said that after recently releasing the Nokia Asha 305, they will now add the latest Nokia Asha 311 to their full touch family of Nokia in Africa. This is in line with Nokia’s commitment to deliver smart phones to the vibrant youth market with more affordable price point.
The Asha 311 touch features a fully redesigned Asha Touch Interface, which not only allows users to enjoy their smart phone usage, but it also enables them to experience a multitude of mobile entertainment options as well. The Nokia Asha 311 features a number of entertainment options such as the 40 EA games that includes EA Sport FIFA 12, Final Fantasy, classic games as Pac man, and other games such as Need for Speed: the Run, Tetris, Bejeweled, and other games can be purchased from the Nokia OVI store.
Specifications wise, the Asha 311 is good for the price it is available. The Nokia Asha 311 features a 3 inch touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass to protect it. It has just one rear facing camera, which is a 3.2 MP. The smart phone comes equipped with a 120 MB of internal storage capacity. However, micro SD expansion is available up to 32 GB. The Asha 311 features a 1 GHz single core processor, with connectivity options such as Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, GPS navigation, and the Asha 311 also comes preloaded with Nokia Maps and social networking apps such as Facebook and Twitter apps. Moreover, the Nokia Asha 311 is also preloaded with a 15 level version of Angry Birds and on top of it; it also features a copy of the popular messaging services Whatsapp.
The Nokia Asha 311 measures 106 x 52 x 12.9mm and its weight is just under 100 grams or 95 grams to be exact, which makes it a super light smart phone. The Nokia Asha 311 features an 1110mAh battery and according to the manufacturer, it will deliver up to 7.2 hours of talk time and up to 781 hours on standby time. However, the important question to ask here is that, how much time it will give on gaming. Since the Nokia Asha 311 is featuring a multitude of entertainment options, the battery support for such features should have also been mentioned by the manufacturer to make things easier.
However, let us see how much the Nokia Asha 311 is appreciated in Kenya and whether or not it will reach other parts of the continent or not.