Nokia brings out more software for lower-cost Asha phones

05/9/2013 | Bloomberg · Reuters · All Things D

Nokia updated its Asha platform and trotted out a $99 Asha 501 handset this week, a move aimed at bringing features of high-end smartphones to the low-cost end of the market. The Finnish phone maker has given a makeover to its S40 program that will provide such features as longer battery life, multitasking screen-to-screen swiping ability and a new software interface. Observers says the Asha phones are an attempt to enable Nokia to better compete with cheaper Android devices in emerging markets.

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