Ahead of any kind of official announcement, we spotted the Nokia Lumia 710 and the Nokia Asha 201 in white loitering about on Vodafone’s Pay Monthly and Pay As You Talk pages.
The Nokia Lumia 710 needs no introduction; it’s Nokia’s second Windows Phone phone to hit the UK and is a pretty smart little package. It’s got a 5-megapixel camera, 8GB of internal storage and is poered by a 1.4 GHz processor. Like the Nokia Lumia 800 you get Nokia’s bespoke Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive and Nokia Music apps built in, giving it some extra sat-nav and music streaming value.
The Nokia Asha 201 is the first of the Asha range, which we saw at Nokia World 2011, that we’ve seen in the UK. Running on Symbian S40, the Nokia Asha 201 features a Qwerty keyboard, a 2.4-inch screen with a really light build for minimum in-pocket weighing down. With no touch-screen, you won’t get the Angry Birds fun showcased on other Asha devices at Nokia World, however there will definitely be WhatsApp available which is perfect for the QWERTY form factor.
Priced at £45 on PAYG and in white no less, while we haven’t heard anything official, it looks like you can go ahead and buy it right now online at the following link. The Nokia Asha 201 is therefore going to be a compelling handset for any teen and price conscious mobile users who still wants social networking at their finger tips.
So there you have it, two new Nokia's landing on Vodafone for the entry-level to mid-range user and priced as low as £45, lets hope this means we’ll be seeing the other Ashas land soon and priced just as competitively.