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Could weird unannounced Asha be the Nokia Asha 230 “Spinel”? ‘Leaks’ on Nokia site and developer video

| January 10, 2014 | 15 Replies

Screen Shot 2014-01-10 at 20.21.46Yesterday there was a post about an odd looking Nokia Asha 501. Must have been a mix up right? Eagle eye’d “JLIT99” commented that we’ve seen this before, saying it’s the Asha Spinel. @evleaks showed off this device.

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Now is it really another Nokia Asha device? AKA Asha 230 Spinel or just a placeholder device for Asha? It’s odd that the developer video uses a different aspect ratio for the app creation.

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Screen Shot 2014-01-10 at 20.17.09

Also, why call this device the 501 when the 501 doesn’t look like this? A 501 looks like the picture below.

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The original @evleaks tweet doesn’t seem to make any reference to ‘Spinel’ though.

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Category: Asha, Nokia

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