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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RE: Hmm
by cdude on Fri 10th May 2013 05:58 UTC in reply to "Hmm"
cdude
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2008-09-21

That 'next wave of Linux devices' is already there. Samsung, Huawei and the likes took over emerging markets with a range of below $100 Android devices. How Asha 501, with its limited app-story, performs against them stays to be seen.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2013/03/28/emerging-market-s...

Edited 2013-05-10 06:09 UTC

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RE[2]: Hmm
by chithanh on Fri 10th May 2013 10:43 in reply to "RE: Hmm"
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2006-06-18

Amen to that. I don't see how Asha 501 at $99 can possibly compete in emerging markets with Android phones at $65 (unsubsidized, including tax and shipping):

http://www.flipkart.com/micromax-bolt-a27/p/itmdgyq5efj7cgy9

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