Nokia has announced its cheapest capacitive touchscreen Ashas to date: the Asha 308 and the Asha 309 were unboxed in Jakarta, Indonesia. As with the rest of the the Asha range they are primarily targeted at mobile users in emerging markets.
The two Series 40-based phones are expected to retail at around $99 — undercutting previous all-touch Ashas such as the Asha 311 and 306.
Meltemi, a Linux-based platform for feature phones, was planned to replace Series 40, the platform that has been around since 1999. Series 40, which runs on some of the top feature phones in the world, has brought a lot of success to Nokia.