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Nokia Brings Business-Grade Email To Its Cheap Asha Touch Phones

Nokia has released support for Exchange on its Asha Touch range of cheap smartphones, giving the Asha potential to become a very useful business device.

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Nokia’s new flagship smartphone, the Windows-powered Lumia range, is designed to compete against the likes of Apple and Samsung. But Nokia also has a lower-end range of Asha touch phones designed to serve the huge developing world markets.

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Now it is bringing extra functionality to the Asha touch phones by integrating Mail for Exchange, making the Asha a potentially very useful business device.

Nokia recently reported its first quarter finances, which included a loss of $196 million–although this represents a turnaround from more dramatic losses in 2012, and was driven by increasing Lumia sales. Historically Nokia made billions of dollars by selling cheaper phones that appealed to developing nations.

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