MWC 2014 Live: Nokia Asha 230 announced for 45 Euros

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In addition to the cheapest phone in its portfolio, the Nokia 220, the Finnish company also unveiled its cheapest Asha device yet, the Asha 230. The device is priced at 45 Euros and will be available in the second quarter of this year in select countries, including India.

Design-wise the Asha 230 sports dimensions of 99.5×58.6×13.2mm and weighs in at 89.3 grams. It sports a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display and runs on the same software platform as the Asha 500. It comes preloaded with apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Line, WeChat, HERE Maps, Nokia’s Xpress browser, MixRadio and Microsoft’s OneDrive.

Other features include a 1.3-megapixel rear camera, microSD card slot to expand memory up to 32GB and a battery which the company claims can last up to 11 hours of talktime and 33 days on standby mode.

Apart from unveiling the phone, Nokia also announced that it will soon be releasing the Asha 1.4 software update. This update brings a number of improvements, especially to the Fastlane homescreen. The Asha 230 will ship with the current version of Asha software but will be upgradable when the software update is released.