Riding the wave of enthusiasm around recent low-end, low-cost Asha products, Nokia is reportedly working on two new additions to the series, one unnamed and the other carrying an intriguing Normandy alias.
It’s not much of a secret anymore that Nokia has a number of tricks up its sleeve, which will all get uncovered come October 22, but even with a certified rumor bonanza going on, guessing the exact line-up of the Abu Dhabi event was not easy.
Despite increasing rumors of Microsoft pressuring Nokia to cancel production on a number of products, including the Sirius tab and a big chunk of the Asha family, there’s really no substantial evidence that’ll happen anytime soon.
Since Nokia has been bleeding money for a good couple of years now, losing precious ground in the mobile phone supremacy battle and thousands of employees in the process, you’d think Microsoft’s interest in acquiring them would be welcomed with the utmost enthusiasm.
Nokia has begun rolling out a major new software update for its Asha powered feature phones, bringing in a plethora of new tweaks and features.
The all new Nokia Asha 501 might be the company’s best sub $100 phone ever, is up for pre-order in India for a very affordable $90.