A visitor checks a mobile phone under a Nokia logo at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
A visitor checks a mobile phone under a Nokia logo at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 16, 2009. REUTERS

Finnish handset maker Nokia, which is still riding high over the record sales of its Asha smartphone series, added another feather to its cap by winning the Global Mobile Award for 'Best Feature Phone'(Entry Level Phone) at the ongoing international mobile convention MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona.

Nokia's Asha 305 trumped Samsung's Champ Deluxe C3312, as well as its own sibling handsets Asha 103 and 302.

"We're proud that the Nokia Asha 305 has been recognized by one of the world's leading voices for the mobile industry," said Jussi Nevanlinna, vice president of marketing, Mobile Phones, Nokia.

"The entire Asha Touch family has gone from strength to strength, recently achieving smartphone status from Gfk and achieving no. 1 status as the best-selling smartphone in its price point across 25 countries."

Key Features of Nokia Asha 305 include:


Nokia Asha 305


3.0-inch touch screen

With 400x240p resolutions

(LCD Transmissive Display



Series 40 Asha Touch


10MB memory, expandable up to



Fixed focus camera with

1600x1200p camera resolutions




1110 mAh (BL-4U Battery Model)

Additional specs

Dual-SIM, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0


110.3 mm x 53.8 x 12.8 mm


98 g



*price as quoted by Nokia India.

The global mobile technology award is sponsored by GSMA (Global System for Mobile Communication Association), a group consisting of major mobile operators and related companies. It has been organizing the MWC event annually for the past 18 years.

This year's 'GSMA Awards' saw a record-breaking 158 nominees across eight categories. Among the winners were Samsung Galaxy Camera for the 'Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device' award, and Facebook for the "Best Mobile App for Consumers" title.

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