The Nokia Asha 305 phone is now officially available in India. Announced in June this year along with Asha 306 and Asha 311 phones, Asha 305 is the first member of the Asha Touch phone line-up. Priced at Rs. 4,688, the Nokia Asha 305 is a dual-SIM (GSM+ GSM) handset with some decent features.

During the announcement, Nokia had said that the Asha Touch line-up is designed keeping entertainment in mind, and Asha 305 keeps that promise with some entertainment-centric features. The 3-inch touchscreen phone comes with 40 pre-loaded games and memory support up to 32GB to keep your music and video files.

“By introducing the Asha Touch phones to the market, we're accelerating our commitment to connect the next billion consumers. These phones deliver on what young, urban people value most — a great-looking device; and an intuitive and affordable experience for connecting to the internet, to their friends, and to a world of entertainment, web apps and content,” said Mary T. McDowell, Nokia's Executive Vice President for Mobile Phones.

Asha 305 sporting Dual SIM capabilities and a touchscreen

Asha 305 sporting Dual SIM capabilities and a touchscreen

The main features and specifications of the Nokia Asha 305 are:

  • 3-inch WQVGA resistive touch screen with 240 x 400 pixels resolution
  • dual-SIM (GSM+ GSM)
  • 2MP camera with 4x zoom
  • 10MB built-in storage (2GB included and extendable up to 32GB  via microSD)
  • 40 pre-loaded EA games, including Tetris, Need for Speed and FIFA 2012

The Nokia Asha 305 comes with a 1110 mAh battery, which ensures up to 14 hours of talk time and 528 hours of standby time. It also has Nokia Maps for navigation purposes. The Asha 305 also has integrated IM services such as Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.

Nokia has already launched quite a few Asha dual-SIM phones in India in the past with much success.  We’ve had Asha 303, Asha 300, Asha 200 and Asha 202 and each of them is a success among the low and medium bracket of Indian customers. The Nokia Asha 305 is expected to follow suit and carve a market for itself.

The Nokia Asha 305 is available in three colours – black, red and blue. You can buy it from Nokia's online store or wait for them to appear at your nearest Nokia dealer or retailer.

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