Nokia has sent out press invites for an event on May 9, which could possibly be about Asha 501 launch, and we have strong reasons to believe so.
Nokia may probably launch new phone(s) in the Asha series lineup on May 9th, on which day Nokia has organized an event and has sent out invites to various media organisations. And while the invitation does not specify the subject of the launch, we are pretty sure about it being an Asha series phone as it has been sent by a team that looks after Asha lineup.
Probably, Nokia would launch the Asha 501 which has been in the news off late. According to rumors, Nokia Asha 501 is to come with design like the Nokia Lumia phones. Further the Asha 501 is said to come with a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, and a slightly larger display than Asha 311 which has a 3 inch touchscreen. Most likely this handset will have at least a 1 GHz processor.
The wording of the invite makes us believe that it is going to be the biggest Asha series launch and Asha 501 is the biggest in Asha series that we know of.
Nokia is reemphasizing on its Asha series of phones to strengthen its market hold. Recently Stephen Elop, Nokia's chief executive officer, had also emphasized that saying, "We have to make sure the product portfolio is as competitive as possible. We are due for a significant refresh."
The Nokia N1 was first device of the Finnish company after it sold its mobile business to Microsoft.
Post the deal with Microsoft, Nokia is restricted from using the Nokia brand name on smartphones until the last quarter of 2016 and on feature phones for 10 years.
Nokia N1 is priced at at $249 or about Rs 15,380.
It has been priced at $29 ( around Rs 1,900) and be available in select markets, starting in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe in Q1 2015.
Once the transition is over Nokia store will be history.
The Nokia N1 tablet is expected to be released in the first quarter of next year in China for an estimated price of about Rs 15,380.
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The smartphone is priced very competitively as compared to other 6 inch Android phablets in India and that makes it a strong contender.
Among all the Nokia Lumia smartphones launched till date Lumia 520 was the most popular smartphone from the company particularly among first time users.
The three phones are now available for a difference of around Rs 2,000 between them.