If you are looking for a functional handset that does nothing but make and receive calls reliably, in addition to doing the same for text messaging, then surely there is no need to look beyond what the folks over at Nokia have on offer with their range of featurephones, which frankly, has been their strength for quite some time already. Well, their latest entry to the featurephone world would be the Nokia Asha 310, which boasts of Nokia’s Easy Swap Dual SIM technology that was specially designed to make swapping between different SIM cards a snap.

This works great as different mobile providers have their own strengths, and depending on the situation at hand, you might need a better tariff at a particular time, or you can swap SIM cards to tell the difference between personal or work use. The main SIM card will remain behind the battery, but the second SIM slot is located at the side of the device, letting you switch it easily without having to turn off the handset. The SIM manager lets you assign unique profiles for up to five SIM cards. Features of this GSM/EDGE 900/1800 handset include a 3-inch WQVGA, capacitive touch display, a microSD memory card slot, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

It will arrive in Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil sometime in the first quarter of the year for approximately $102 a pop.

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