Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th May 2013 18:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the Nokia I remember. The company just unveiled the Nokia Asha 501, which has a completely new version of the Asha software platform. Fast, responsive, stunningly great and simple hardware, and an unbeatable price ($99!). It borrows a lot from MeeGo on the N9, and overall excites me infinitely more than their Lumia offerings. I want one of these so bad.
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Nokia can only hope that this is enough
by chithanh on Thu 9th May 2013 18:35 UTC
chithanh
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2006-06-18

an unbeatable price ($99!)
Except that this price is already beaten by several Android handsets. Even the Lumia 610 with WP7.5 sells for around 105 EUR in Germany.

Asha (not "Ashe") sales have already collapsed by half between 2012Q4 and 2013Q1 (they did much worse than Lumia or featurephones). Launching the new models at price points where they compete with Android is a very bold move.

Edited 2013-05-09 18:36 UTC

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Lumia521 with WP8 is at $129.

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przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

Nope they do not beat it.


You compare price WITHOUT carrier subsidies (Asha) to WITH carrier subsidies (meantioned phones).

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Nope they do not beat it.


You compare price WITHOUT carrier subsidies (Asha) to WITH carrier subsidies (meantioned phones).


Full retail price at walmarkt $130
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-6452_7-57583704/nokia-lumia-521-sells-...

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chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Nope they do not beat it.


You compare price WITHOUT carrier subsidies (Asha) to WITH carrier subsidies (meantioned phones).

You are wrong. I compare unsubsidized price. There is already a selection of sub-$100 Android phones, for example the Huawei Y201 Pro: Unsubsidized price including 19% VAT is 89 EUR in Germany.

Android phones are expected to hit the $50 price point this year.

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