Nokia Philippines recently unveiled the latest addition to their Asha Touch family of smartphones. The Nokia Asha 310 features a 3” scratch-proof, capacitive touchscreen and is available in the following colors: black, white and golden light.
The Dual SIM feature of this phone allows users to switch between SIMs easily. Its Wi-Fi capability, on the other hand, gives internet connectivity wherever it’s available. What makes the Asha 310 a must-have as an entry level smartphone, it already comes preloaded with the following: Nokia Xpress Browser, YouTube video streaming, a gift pack containing 40 free premium game titles, Nokia Maps, eBuddy instant messaging, and apps for the top social networks – Twitter & Facebook.
Nokia was the first cellphone I ever used and with the inception of mobile apps in the free market, they’ve come a long way. A few months ago, I got the chance to review the dual-SIM Nokia Asha 202 phone and I had fun trying out some of the applications. The Finnish brand is still one of the best there is for ease of use and the same holds true when you access their modern smartphones for games, information and the like. Here are the top (read:favorite) apps I used in the Nokia:
MMDA or the Metro Manila Development Authority app (Rating: 5/5)
What can I say. The geniuses who made this are simply brilliant for letting us know in real time the road situation in the city before we venture out. Very useful if you commute, drive, or a tourist. If you’re riding a taxi, simply flash your phone and show to the driver. A red line shows the road is experiencing heavy traffic, yellow means moderate and green means roads are clear.
Facebook (rating: 5/5)
This is rather self-explanatory, especially if you’re as much an FB junkie as me Facebook for Nokia is quite easy to navigate and I can see pretty much everything in list view. No matter what platform, I can’t live without Facebook for letting me know about the whole goings-on in the universe – from the latest news, jokes, tsismis, births, deaths, photos and all sorts of trivia imaginable.
Christmas shouldn’t come too early, but you know what to give the young, young-at-heart or even yourself. The Nokia Asha 305 (suggested retail price: P3,890) comes
with the exclusive EA (Electronic Arts) Games Pack. This contains 40 free best-selling titles like Tetris, Bejeweled, Need for Speed, The Sims, and Fifa 2012. And if you want more games and apps like WhatsApp and Foursquare, you can find hundreds more at the Nokia Store.
The Nokia Asha 305 makes it fun and easy for you to stay in touch with friends and family through Facebook, Twitter and IM. At 2MP, the camera is rather minuscule but this is supposing you own a separate point-and-shoot already.The 2GB memory card can be expanded to 32GB. As a dual SIM phone, what am interested about is the Easy Swap port that makes it easy for you to change SIMs (w/o turning off the phone or removing the battery) and a SIM Card manager that allows you to make the most of all your SIMs (up to 5).