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Ashas to ashes as Microsoft signals shift

Microsoft, fresh from concluding its acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business, has announced it will discontinue the handset maker’s Asha and S40 feature phones, as well as, perhaps less surprisingly, the Nokia X Android phones, over the next 18 months. Feature phones and particularly the Nokia

Nokia hopes Asha can help turn the tide

Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia on Thursday released its Asha range of handsets in the SA market at fairly aggressive price points. The feature phones — which arguably could be described as entry-level smartphones — could help Nokia regain some of the market share it has lost to entry-level Android

Craig Wilson
Can Nokia rise phoenix-like from the Asha?

Finland’s Nokia wants us to believe it’s set to stage an Apple-sized comeback with its newly announced range of Asha feature phones and Lumia smartphones. That won’t be easy. But what it has done is take the first vital step: it’s started executing on a plan to win back