Nokia unveils budget touch screen phones

  • Nokia has unveiled its first full touch screen phone aimed at the lower end of the market.

    The move comes in a bid to plug a gap in its product line and catch up with rivals, particularly those in emerging markets such as China and India.

    Nokia hopes the new models will help it gain back market share in the basic phone business.

    The Asha 305 model is due to go on sale this month for $79, excluding subsidies and taxes. The Asha 306 and Asha 311 are expected to be released in the next quarter. 

    The phones features a new swiping screen interface with Nokia's old S40 software.