Live Blog: Nokia India Event. Asha 501. It is all about Swipe!! Global partnership with Facebook.


You can enjoy the webcast here,, or let us bring it live blog for you :).

CEO Elop takes the stage. talking about Asha :).

Asha 501 announced. First to be in the series of Asha 5XX series. First phone to be based on “Smarterphone” acquired OS.

About the design now. Made of only two parts. Highly robust, as expected.

Peter Skillman takes the stage now.

17 hours of talk-time.

User interface inspired by Nokia N9. Swipe to unlock, swipe between applications, swipe between homescreens.

Double tap to wake up. Coming to Lumia ….. later :P.

First screen is Applications and swiping on left brings “Fastlane” where you can see your past. Pulling down gives you future notifications.

Really nice way to present!! Let him present Lumia devices as well!!

Really smooth, intuitive UI and powerful device.

Nokia Xpress now, magazine feature.

Elop is back!!

Talks about application. Most of the applications like Facebook, Foursquare etc are available. Powerful mapping features with Asha 501.

In-app-payments and try before you buy coming to Asha device platform. Says, Sangeeta Bavi, India’s developer relations head!!

Global partnership with Facebook. Asha device owners will be able to browse Facebook free with “Facebook” app .


About Kamal

Blogging is my major hobby. Huge Nokia fan and have been using mostly Nokia phones since my first one. Hope you have a great reading time on this blog!! Be in touch @nokiapoweruser on Twitter.


  1. Pingback: With Asha 501 Nokia launches “Nokia Asha Platform”. Expects to sell 100 million smartphones based on this paltform. | Nokiapoweruser

  2. wakanai

    No Lumia 928 for you!! I doubt he will talk about the 928 today.

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