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Nokia adds to Asha Touch 305, 306 and 311 to phone range

Nokia touts a smartphone-like experience on a shoe string budget

Nokia has announced three budget mobile phones in the form of the Asha Touch 305, 306, and 311.

The trio of phones offer a 'smartphone-like' experience via Nokia's S40 Asha operating system. They will be available for less than €100 starting in the second quarter with the Asha 305.

Nokia Asha 311

Mary T. McDowell, executive vice president of mobile phones at Nokia said: "By introducing the Asha Touch phones to the market, we're accelerating our commitment to connect the next billion consumers,"

"These phones deliver on what young, urban people value most -- a great-looking device; and an intuitive and affordable experience for connecting to the internet, to their friends, and to a world of entertainment, web apps and content." she added.

The Asha 311 features 3.5G connectivity, a 3in touchscreen and a 1GHz processor. It will sell for €92 while the Asha 305 and Asha 306 will sell for €63 and €68, respectively.

Nokia touts a reduction of 90 percent on data consumption via its Nokia Browser 2.0 and its cloud technology. The three phones will also come with a choice of 40 EA games including Tetris, Bejeweled and Need for Speed: The Run.

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