Neowin News Feed for: Asha Neowin News Feed for: Asha en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Microsoft India offers discounts on a new Lumia 435 if you trade in your Asha <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft India has announced a Smart Exchange program, allowing owners of its Asha feature phones to trade in their devices in exchange for discounts of up to 25% off its new Lumia 435 Windows Phone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:20:01 +0000 Microsoft to begin transition for 'classic' Nokia phones to Opera app store and browser <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is starting to switch users of its &#039;classic&#039; Nokia feature phones to Opera Mini and the Opera Mobile Store, as it begins the process of phasing out the Nokia Store and Xpress Browser. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:01 +0000 Microsoft to make Opera default browser on its feature phones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has signed an agreement to make Opera Mini the default browser on all of its Nokia Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha handsets, replacing Nokia&#039;s Xpress Browser, which is being killed off. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:20:04 +0000 Microsoft to focus on Windows Phone, as Nokia Asha and Series 40 get axed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced that it is killing off its Asha and Series 40 feature phones, and plans to focus exclusively on Windows Phone, while the MixRadio music service is expected to be sold off. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:43:45 +0000 Leaked document reveals branding implications for Microsoft's Nokia acquisition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/530577520Nokia.jpg" alt="" /></div>A leaked document offers some insights into the branding decisions behind Microsoft&#039;s acquisition of Nokia&#039;s devices and services business, although many questions still remain. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:52:11 +0000 Nokia's phone sales drop 30 percent in its last quarter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1637208416nokialogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia reveal that sales of its various mobile phones dropped 30 percent compared to a year ago in its last quarter before the company sold off that division to Microsoft. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:33:33 +0000 Nokia X review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nokia&#039;s very first Android-based smartphone has landed in stores, and here&#039;s an in-depth review about its performance, usability and all the blasphemous things Nokia did by cheating on Windows Phone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:38:22 +0000 Microsoft still undecided about using the Nokia brand <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/797776156news-logos-nokia-solid--blue.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Greg Sullivan has confirmed that the company will be keeping the Lumia brand but declined to comment whether the same can be said about the Nokia brand which it will have license for. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Shreyas Gandhe) Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:21:08 +0000 Microsoft to buy Nokia's Devices & Services business <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/591110264nok.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia has announced that Microsoft will be acquiring the company&#039;s Devices and Services business, along with licensing Nokia&#039;s patents, and the license and use of Nokia&#039;s mapping services. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 03 Sep 2013 03:20:36 +0000 Nokia unveils 3 new budget phones: the Nokia 207, 208 and 208 Dual Sim <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/914600424asha.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia has unveiled new budget phones designed for emerging market. The new devices closely resemble Nokia&#039;s earlier efforts to bring some smartphone usability down to a very low price. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 04 Jul 2013 08:27:16 +0000 Nokia unveils Asha 501 handset in dubstep TV advert <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/914600424asha.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a new television advert shared on Facebook, Nokia has unveiled its Asha 501 handset. The 501, which looks a bit like a Lumia handset, is intended for the developing mobile market across the world. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:51:57 +0000 Nokia prepares to finish with Symbian; 16 years after its initial release <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1865592138symbian.png" alt="" /></div>Nokia intends to wash its hands of the old Symbian OS this summer, shipping out its final run of phones. Incredibly, Symbian has been around in various forms since 1997 - and still continues to sell. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:24:51 +0000 Why don't Nokia's Asha phones run Windows Phone? Stephen Elop explains <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has elaborated on why the super-cheap Asha line does not run Windows Phone, saying it would ruin the integrity of the Lumia brand because devices couldn&#039;t be as well optimized <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Fri, 10 May 2013 06:55:24 +0000 Nokia announces the Nokia Asha 501 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/193174511news-logos-nokia-blue-gradient.png" alt="" /></div>At a New Delhi event Nokia just announced its new low-end Asha smartphone: the 501. Its design is inspired by the Lumia line and it&#039;s supposed to be the first step in the next chapter of the Asha line <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 09 May 2013 06:42:15 +0000 Nokia teases tomorrow's New Delhi event <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/797776156news-logos-nokia-solid--blue.png" alt="" /></div>Nokia is preparing for a busy month with a number of important events. The first one starts tomorrow in India where Nokia is expected to launch a new low-end Asha device for developing markets. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 08 May 2013 12:44:27 +0000 Nokia lifts lid on Asha 210, with dedicated WhatsApp key <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Aimed at the student, youth entry level market, the latest Asha budget-phone launched by Nokia also comes with a dedicated WhatsApp key as well as being made available in a few vibrant colors. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:34:34 +0000 Nokia teases QWERTY phone, likely not a Lumia <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/382118839news-logos-nokia-dark-gradient.png" alt="" /></div>Nokia has revealed that they&#039;ll be announcing something new on Wednesday at 7am GMT, teasing a QWERTY device, although all the signs point to a new Asha phone rather than a Lumia <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:03:29 +0000 Samsung goes after Nokia's Asha with new REX smartphones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/945886462samsung-logo-dark.png" alt="" /></div>Samsung has announced a new family of cheap smartphones which will be sold under the REX brand, and many analysts believe its an attempt to take sales away from Nokia&#039;s Asha lineup. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:15:51 +0000 Nokia's Asha range outselling Lumias 2:1 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/914600424asha.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia&#039;s low-end Asha touch-phone range for emerging markets is outselling their flagship Lumia Windows Phone range by 2:1, showing fantastic growth even in markets where low-end Android devices rule <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:28:49 +0000 Nokia Asha 205, the most social Asha ever <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/797776156news-logos-nokia-solid--blue.png" alt="" /></div>Even though Nokia are pushing their Lumia device range as the devices you should own, it&#039;s not stopping them getting into the budget friendly end of the market, revealing the latest Asha 205. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:09:10 +0000 Nokia: Lumia Windows Phone sales fall 28%, but losses are down too <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nokia reports another disappointing quarter, with global Lumia sales falling 27.5%, and a dramatic 50% drop in sales in North America. But losses decreased too, and sales of its feature phones are up. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:44:06 +0000