Recently, we were contacted by Nokia Philippines to check out some apps for the Symbian S40 platform. (Other bloggers were tasked with S60 apps to check out.) The premise was to review apps that were available on these devices so that both current and potential users would be able to get some input on what they might want to install. Of course, with us not currently possessing an S40 device, they were nice enough to provide for us an Asha 202 to review with. The phone is one of their budget Dual-SIM phones but with a new touchscreen interface for better navigation and control. While our main purpose of holding onto it was to review the apps that you can install on it, we’ve also decided to give you a quick tour of the device in our standard “unboxing format”. So check that out after the jump!
That’s the Symbian S40-powered Asha 202 for you folks! Its definitely a unique phone in the sense that it’s a budget bar phone with a resistive touchscreen and app install options from their Ovi Store. You’ll be getting an entry-level device running a feature-phone OS, a 2.4” 240×320 resistive touchscreen, and a 2MP camera. (MicroSD and Bluetooth capable.) It doesn’t, unfortunately, have 3G or WiFi though, which means most of the time you’ll have to download and install apps using 2G/EDGE/GPRS data. Not the fastest way to get data into your phone, but it seemed to work well enough for us to get some apps in there.
The Nokia Asha 202 is in stores now for the SRP of PHP 3,550 and comes in black, silver white, dark red, and dark grey. Check them out if you’re so inclined! (Also, don’t forget that we’ll be reviewing apps for this device so stay tuned for that too!)