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Live Blog: Nokia India Event. Asha 501. It is all about Swipe!! Global partnership with Facebook.


You can enjoy the webcast here,, or let us bring it live blog for you :).

CEO Elop takes the stage. talking about Asha :).

Asha 501 announced. First to be in the series of Asha 5XX series. First phone to be based on “Smarterphone” acquired OS.

About the design now. Made of only two parts. Highly robust, as expected.

Peter Skillman takes the stage now.

17 hours of talk-time.

User interface inspired by Nokia N9. Swipe to unlock, swipe between applications, swipe between homescreens.

Double tap to wake up. Coming to Lumia ….. later :P.

First screen is Applications and swiping on left brings “Fastlane” where you can see your past. Pulling down gives you future notifications.

Really nice way to present!! Let him present Lumia devices as well!!

Really smooth, intuitive UI and powerful device.

Nokia Xpress now, magazine feature.

Elop is back!!

Talks about application. Most of the applications like Facebook, Foursquare etc are available. Powerful mapping features with Asha 501.

In-app-payments and try before you buy coming to Asha device platform. Says, Sangeeta Bavi, India’s developer relations head!!

Global partnership with Facebook. Asha device owners will be able to browse Facebook free with “Facebook” app .


Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

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  • noor

    Am a huge fan of nokia, good to see nokia gearing up and equiping its phones with new technology, partnership with facebook will certainly help nokia to enhance its phones and attract younger customers. i always buy nokia phones from mydeals 247 its an online E-commerce company which will provide us all kinds of mobile phones in a reasonable prize compared to other outlets.

  • wakanai

    No Lumia 928 for you!! I doubt he will talk about the 928 today.

    • Never expected a US device to launch in India :p.