Nokia Debuts Asha 310 with Dual SIM and WiFi

Nokia rolled out its Asha 310 (RM911) in Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Brazil. Leading the company's Asha line of entry-level touch-driven smartphones, the Asha 310 brings a few category-leading features to the table, including a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen (400 x 240 pixels), Symbian S60 operating system, dual-SIM (both GSM), and WiFi, to augment the 3G HSPA+ cellular connectivity. While its exact hardware specs are not known, Nokia gives a 4 GB micro-SDHC card (2 GB for Brazil) free with the phone; which can be tossed out for storage expansion up to 32 GB.

"The Nokia Asha 310 is the first-ever Nokia smartphone to offer both Easy Swap Dual SIM and Wi-Fi in the same device. It gives consumers the best of both worlds, allowing them to separate work and play, or speak with friends on other mobile networks more affordably," said Timo Toikkanen, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia. "The addition of Wi-Fi support gives users the freedom to enjoy much more of the Internet compared to competitive devices at this price point."

Available in the aforementioned markets, the Asha 310 is eying a sub-$150 price-point.