It's back to school season again!
If you're a student who's currently looking for an affordable touch and type, dual SIM handset from a trusted brand that you can take to school to stay in touch with your family, to browse the web, to play games during lunch break, or to access your Facebook and Twitter accounts, then Nokia Asha 202 could very well be the phone for you!
Flaunting a combination of a familiar alpha-numeric keypad and a 2.4-inch resistive touch screen, Nokia Asha 202's design is ideal for texting, browsing, scrolling web-pages and opening applications.
Also, it comes with a 2-megapixel camera, a music player, and FM radio for your entertainment. You can likewise store as many photos, games and apps as you like as the handset can support memory cards of up to 32GB.
Aside from its very cute yet elegant design, what's hot about Nokia Asha 202 - in my opinion - is that it comes with Nokia's Dual Sim Easy Swap port on its side, which lets you easily change SIM cards without turning off the handset. According to Nokia, Nokia Asha 202 allows you to store as many contacts as you need; It has a dedicated SIM manager that can save up to five SIM cards with unique information.
Although the phone doesn't support Wifi connectivity, it nonetheless comes equipped with the new Nokia Browser, which enables users to have a faster and more affordable Internet experience via mobile network. It also provides easy access to emails and other social networks so that users can always be in touch with your family and friends.
Aside from keeping you posted about your loved ones, Nokia Asha 202 also gives you other innovative ways to be entertained. It is the first Series 40 phone which comes with with 40 popular EA games such as Tetris, Need for Speed, The Run and Bejeweled! "And as a 60-day promotion at Nokia Store, those who will purchase Nokia Asha 202 will get these games such for free," shares Nokia.
Nokia Asha 202, which comes in 5 different colors namely, black, dark red, silver white, and dark grey, is now available at Nokia stores and retail outlets nationwide.
To wrap this up in true TechPinas fashion, here's the complete technical specifications table of the new Nokia Asha 202 Touch and Type, Dual SIM Dual Standby candybar handset --
|Name||Nokia Asha 202|
|Type||Touch and Type Candybar with Alpha-Numeric Keypad and Resistive Touchscreen, Dual SIM Dual Standby|
|Price Category||Entry Level|
|Dimensions||114.8 x 49.8 x 13.9 mm, 91.5 cc|
|Available Colors||Dark Grey, Golden White, Dark Red, Black, Silver White|
|Display||2.4 inches (~167 ppi pixel density), 240 x 320 pixels, TFT Resistive Touchscreen|
|RAM/ROM||32 MB ROM, 16 MB RAM|
|Camera||2 MegaPixel, 1600 x 1200 pixels|
|Video Capture||176 x 144 at 15 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player |
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
|Ports||microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v2.1 EDR|
|Network||2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|Internal Storage||10 MB, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 32GB|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1020mAh (BL-5C)|
|Uptime||Stand-by time of up to 400 hours, Talk time of up to 5 hours, and Music play of up to 25 hours|
|Value-Added Features||Touch and Type, Dual SIM Dual Standby|
|Announcement||In the Philippines: June 2012|
|Price||Official SRP: Php 3,550|