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[2]: not good value
by unclefester on Sat 11th May 2013 05:29 UTC in reply to "RE: not good value"
unclefester
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2007-01-13


Asha 501 promises to be a great PHONE, I can see attention to detail and a quality build. The case colours are lovely and the battery LIFE seriously demands respect.


The problem is that the Nokia 501 is really nothing more than a fairly expensive feature phone with small nasty screen attached. The worst of both worlds.

You can already buy a standard Nokia S40 phone with excellent battery life for $30 or a vastly better Android smartphone for $99. Why would you choose the 501?

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RE[3]: not good value
by NuxRo on Sat 11th May 2013 11:07 in reply to "RE[2]: not good value"
NuxRo Member since:
2010-09-25


The problem is that the Nokia 501 is really nothing more than a fairly expensive feature phone with small nasty screen attached. The worst of both worlds.


I gave my reasons above. Your subjective eye still goes through the tech specs. In my subjective eye it's the best of both worlds. :-)

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RE[4]: not good value
by unclefester on Sun 12th May 2013 04:19 in reply to "RE[3]: not good value"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

People in developing countries want aspirational, high quality mainstream products. That is why most "budget" products like the the Tata Nano car have been unmitigated failures.

The 501 sacrifices virtually every useful feature except battery life. It offers a "Third World" experience at a "First World" price.

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