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With Asha 501 Nokia launches “Nokia Asha Platform”. Expects to sell 100 million smartphones based on this platform in 2 years.

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If you have gone through our Live coverage of today’s event, You will know that Asha 501 runs on a new OS platform known as “Nokia Asha Platform” which is based on “Smarterphone OS“, Nokia acquired long time back. Nokia has also mentioned that a 2G smartphone, Asha 501 is the first of many devices to come in future based on this platform.

As per the hands-on videos posted and demoed live, the new Swipe based UI is very intuitive and smooth and brings back comparison with “Meego” which it very well emulates. Check the first hands-on video posted by Nokia below.

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Now, Nokia has also posted some cool “developer tools”  and also mention that they expect to sell “100”million smartphones” based on this new “Nokia Asha Platform” in next two years. Ambitious, but quite achievable, as more and more feature phone users will migrate to cheap smartphones in future. Such well-designed phone with easy to use UI will get many takers!!

They also mention that many of the most popular applications are already available or in development for the Nokia Asha platform, including CNN, eBuddy, ESPN, Facebook, Foursquare, Line, LinkedIn, Nimbuzz, Pictelligent, The Weather Channel, Twitter, WeChat, WhatsApp, World of Red Bull and games from Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Indiagames, Namco-Bandai and Reliance Games. Many more will be available in the coming months.

For developers, have a look at the new tool for developers below and click source link for more,

New Nokia Asha SDK 1.0 and Nokia Asha web app tools.

The new Nokia Asha Software Development Kit 1.0 supports the development, testing, packaging and deployment of Java apps on the Nokia Asha platform. You will also get easy-to-use development tools and more ways to sell and promote apps, including the new Nokia In-App Payment tool.

New APIs in this SDK include:

  • Mobile Internationalization (JSR238)
  • Nokia Notifications
  • Fileselect
  • Image Scaling
  • Network State
  • Phone settings
  • Contact

Learn more and download the Asha SDK 1.0.

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Nayan

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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  • Thank you so much for your great post and pictures are really very awesome. Great post. I will buy it after I will get my salary

  • vishal

    plz tell me. is this support app like whatsapp…? plz….

  • Hi nokia asha 501 skype support
    yes no please tell me
    skype run in asha 501
    yes no please tell me
    iam wating for your reply

    • Kamal Mishra

      Asha 501 doesn’t have skype support for now.

  • ami

    whataap does not work in 501.It is right..?

  • Hey Kamal, Nokia Asha is a nice smart phone with android application. But is it supports video calling or 3g ??

    • Kamal Mishra

      No, Asha 501 is a budget 2G device without Android and with outstanding Asha UI.It doesn’t have FFC.

  • Manisha

    What about skype?

  • Mohan

    any word on Skype?

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