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Apr 9, 2012

Nokia 306 Manual Spotted in the Wild, Possibly a New Asha S40 Phone

Nokia announced two months ago three new Asha series phones, which have already made their debut on the market. The Asha 302, 203 and 202 run Nokia’s advanced S40 UI and are aimed at emerging markets.

However, there’s a new Nokia phone that might soon be officially announced, the Asha 306. The folks over at NokiaPort.de managed to tracked down the handset’s manual, which offers some details on the unannounced device.

Although the document does not mention anything about the Nokia 306 being an Asha series handset, the screen resolution, along with the two buttons at the bottom of the display, suggests that this is a simple S40 feature-phone.

Apparently, the Nokia 306 will be delivered with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, as well as microSD card slot, microUSB and FM radio function.

The phone drains energy from a Nokia BL-4U 1100 mAh Li-Ion battery, though the Finnish company has yet to rate it for talk time and standby time.

If this is indeed an Asha series handset, then it would be the first to feature a full touchscreen. 

The phone’s manual reveals that the Nokia 306 does not come with a physical keyboard, instead it offers a capacitive touchscreen display that supports 240 x 412 pixels resolution.

There’s further evidence that Nokia 306 is indeed real, as the name of the phone has been spotted on Nokia’s official site. 

It seems that the Nokia 306 is compatible with a certain universal pouch CP-594, along with other unannounced devices, such as Nokia 605, 305 and 311.

None of the phones mentioned above has been announced by Nokia, so they might be new devices that are expected to go official in the following months.

There’s a high chance that we won’t be hearing about these mysterious phones until September, when the Finnish company plans to kick off its yearly Nokia World event.


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