Say what you like against the Nokia Asha 230, but a fact remains a fact – this happens to be Nokia’s most affordable touchscreen phone to date. Of course, when it comes to the word ‘affordable’, one will have to tread cautiously here. Does it mean cheap? After all, in this age of post modernism where just about everything is relative, one man’s ‘affordable’ might be another man’s ‘cheap’. Nokia has slapped a 45 EUR/ $59 asking price on the recently announced Nokia Asha 230, and it certainly does not disappoint for what you paid.

First of all, the Nokia Asha 230 would make sure that you would be able to remain connected to family and friends thanks to the inclusion of social apps as well as the essential social networks tools including the likes of Facebook and Twitter. Other than that, there is also Fastlane, which allows you to be one swipe away from accessing the entire gamut of your most recent notifications.

The presence of the Nokia Xpress Browser helps you save even more money, as it minimizes data usage whenever you browse the Internet, since it will compress data beforehand. Other than that, there are online HERE Maps that offer walking & driving directions, public transportation, and traffic information, and if you happen to pick up the Nokia Asha 230, you will also be able to enjoy an exclusive game gift of ten games over at the Nokia Store. With a microSD memory card slot included, the Asha 230 is beginning to look like good value for money. [Press Release]

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