I've never been to a Nokia event, nope, I really haven't!
This was my first time; and good thing it's with something BIG (even if the product is small) out of Nokia's shelves. I've seen the preview of this a couple of months ago and now it's finally here! Nokia had some cute things on their sleeve before the big reveal. Trust me, this is quite amusing!
As if a proper introduction was to take place, Nokia had us wander off this place with Manicure services, live Shirt printing exhibitions and booze at lunch time. It was awesome I tell you! But I asked my self, why are they showing all these colors?
They've got a manicure corner! :)
They also had Live freehand shirt painting - I now have my first Nokia shirt! :)
And the booze of different colors and mixes! I had three! LOL
Now I asked, why all these colors?... well it made sense once I got to see the same palette on the nearby poster hehe :)
It's the new Nokia Asha 501 Dual Sim, yes you heard that right... it's got 2 SIM card support. Nokia has listened to its consumers and made the perfect smartphone handset for us Filipinos and what's neat is that they also have your Phonebook covered as 4000 Contacts can fit in your phone memory alone. Add to that your dual sim feature and you probably have all your Facebook friends on the list!
There is a FastView feature which remembers all the apps you recently used so you can go back to them easily, just by scrolling up and down.
It's available in Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black so if you choose a different cover, it's also available separately and is called the "Nokia Shells. What ever time of day, or if you want to match it with your outfit, a simple flick and the back cover is easy to replace. It's also WIFI capable so if you prefer connecting on wireless B and G standard networks, it's going to be fast and easy! Since ours is a Dual SIM model, the Stand-by time would be 624 h. No joke. The presenter even had the same handset for the Malaysian launch a few weeks before and didn't even charge it. Talk time would be 17 h, but really who's gonna talk that long? LOL! It's one of the best phones at this price point and I couldn't believe Nokia is still earning from this!
It retails for only Php4,490 (VAT inclusive) and comes with the best apps preloaded from the Nokia Store like Facebook, Twitter, The Weather Channel, plus almost all the popular games you see on different OS'. Graphics on the small screen is phenomenal and from the looks of it, they will be even coming out with more very useful apps soon! Get your Nokia ASHA 501 DS handsets now on your local mobile phone operator or retail stores nationwide!
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