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Nokia Makes Asha 500, 502 and 503 Official: Crystal-Clear Designs, Modest Specs, Modest Prices

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Nokia Asha 503Quick, what’s the first word that comes to mind when hearing the word “Asha”? Modest? Tiny? Affordable? How about crystal-clear?

You might want to remember that last one, even though it sounds like marketing BS. And in a way, it is marketing BS. But it’s also the perfect term to describe Nokia’s spanking new, redesigned Asha 500, 502 and 503, which come with the same playful and colorful exteriors as older members of the family, but “crystal clear” design cues too.

In plain English, that translates to transparent layers that cover the sleek frames of the three fresh Asha handhelds, giving them a vibe that spells anything but cheapness. Yet the 500 will start at $69 before taxes, the 502 will cost $89 off-contract, whereas the 503 will go for $99 and up. All prices valid in Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia beginning in a few weeks.

Now, as far as actual specs and features go, you don’t get a lot. The 500, for instance, is downright cringeworthy, with a crammed 2.8-inch 240 x 320 pix res screen, sub-par 2 MP camera and single and dual SIM options.

Meanwhile, the 502 ups both the display and camera ante, with 3 inches of screen real estate and a 5 MP sensor and finally the 503 offers pretty much the same features, plus a Gorilla Glass 3 panel cover and 3G connectivity. Admit it, that’s pretty darn fantastic for 100 lousy bucks.

 

<Source: Phone Arena>

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